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Informatics Specialist - Nursing

Requisition ID: 100284 

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Department / Unit: Digital Health Community @ LTC 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: Exempt/ Exempt- OT Elgin

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Digital Health focuses on supporting clinical and business systems as the foundation for leveraging electronic data in the delivery of health-care services. Clinical Digital Solutions within Digital Health provides effective processes, systems and technologies for health-care system clients in Manitoba including Shared Health and six provincial service delivery organizations and other appropriate partners.


We have current opportunities for up to three informatics specialists – nursing who will provide nursing expertise to internal and external clients in analysis, business workflow, gap analysis, clinical standards, ensuring the clinical applications facilitate safe and efficient patient care through the adoption of best practices. The successful candidates will engage our stakeholders in implementing processes to meet regulatory standards and industry benchmarks, analyze and manage adoption and change processes, including risk mitigation strategies. The successful candidates’ leadership, professionalism, diplomacy, and continuous improvement orientation will be evident as they collaborate with clients and colleagues to provide excellent customer service, identify system solutions, and support an integrated province-wide health-care system that provides multiculturally respectful health services delivery.


The work assignments of these positions may range across supporting a variety of digital health applications used in community care settings and acute care facilities across Manitoba. This would include electronic medical records (EMR/EHCR), electronic patient records (EPR), surgical, pharmacy information management systems, clinical records used in public health (PHIMS), mental health and/or long-term care. Each informatics specialist may be assigned a primary role in an area of focus such as in acute care, home care or long-term care support. As these roles are provincial in nature, the work location is flexible within Manitoba and will be made in consultation with the successful candidates.


3 years of recent clinical nursing experience, and/or experience in health-care system management across one or more of the following:

  • Clinical information system implementation(s) or other health system transformation projects providing business and clinical analyses of workflow processes and current/future state gap analyses and/or,
  • Translating the health-care system culture and clinical thinking process used by clinicians into practical technology solutions, and supporting organizational change and clinical adoption and/or,
  • Providing clinical leadership, guidance and direction to influence the design or configuration of clinical applications, and leading and facilitating large groups in decision-making

Direct nursing experience in any of the following primary areas of focus is an asset:

  • Case management in a home care or public health community care setting including applying a strong understanding of data in performing InterRAI assessments and incorporating the outcomes into clinical decisions
  • Providing user training and support for Manitoba’s Public Health Information Management System (PHIMS) and/or Electronic Home Care Record (EHCR) and/or Electronic Patient Record (EPR)
  • Communicable disease case and contact management
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Post-secondary degree in nursing
  • Master’s degree(s) and/or formal education in clinical informatics, business administration, computer science, project management or related fields, and familiarity with ITIL and PRINCE2 certifications are considered assets
  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba required prior to assuming position
  • Current membership in a recognized informatics association is considered an asset
Qualifications and Skills
Physical Requirements
  • Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and use of a personal motor vehicle for regular travel within the province; must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment, and able to lift and move items of up to 10 kg
  • Must be able to work scheduled ‘on-call’ evenings and weekends, overtime, and alternate shifts as required to providing province-wide client support 24/7/365

Salary commensurate with education and qualifications.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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