Informatics Nurse Specialist

Regular Full-Time


901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

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CentraState Medical Center

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M-F 7:00a-3:00p

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Informatics Nurse Specialist aligns nursing care with improved quality outcomes through the use of technology.


  • Acts in the role of an informatics resource during the preparation and subsequent phases of implementing new Clinical Information Systems.
  • Assesses workflow related processes/requirements to facilitate system enhancements and modifications.
  • Recommends, implements, and supports approved system optimizations.
  • Collaborates with management and clinicians in designing, implementing and maintaining clinical systems.
  • Assists in the development of design specifications in support of new or modified clinical applications, regulatory requirements, and best practices.
  • Documents current processes to establish a baseline for developmental improvements of future workflows.
  • Analyzes, recommends and assists with implementing new and improved processes and workflows.
  • Acts as a liaison and represents CentraState Medical Center users/customers in all project initiatives. Performs post-implementation monitoring of adoption and use.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary and process improvement teams to identify potential uses of the information systems and potential optimization of current use of systems.
  • Supports the integration and use of evidence-based methods, tools, and guidelines linked to effective outcomes.
  • Supports and provides data analytics, including quality of care measures and social determinants of health, to improve health outcomes and global health.
  • Supports clinical staff as change agent in the real time application of information and evidence-based techniques to change healthcare delivery and affect patient outcomes.
  • Acts as a liaison to clinically related committees (TBD) and staff to coordinate and communicate projects and outcomes measurement.
  • Appraises computer and information technologies for their applicability to care delivery.
  • Projects leadership and implementation with responsibility for policy and procedure development.
  • Makes rounds to units/departments regularly to assess informatics needs and articulates informatics requirements to other disciplines.
  • Informs staff of informatics updates.
  • Solicits feedback and evaluation from managers and staff on the effectiveness of an informatics solution.
  • Interprets communication to and from others, such as informatics professionals, clinicians, patients, supervisor and vendors.
  • Participates in design, data collection and analysis of surveys, pilot projects, and formal studies.
  • Presents the story of data analysis findings to stakeholders.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Nursing (BSN) required
  • Master’s Degree in Informatics required
  • EPIC experience necessary, preferably in Optime.
  • Minimum of three (3) years directly related clinical experience, healthcare informatics or healthcare operations, including leadership, and/or education required
  • New Jersey RN or APN license required
  • Advanced certifications in Information Systems or Informatics required
  • A strong customer service focus with the ability to develop effective working relationships required
  • Current knowledge of clinical practices and related information systems and computer applications required
  • Current knowledge of trends and advances in clinical practice and healthcare informatics, as well as new developments and innovations in hardwareand software technology
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem identification, resolution and analytical skills are essential, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience gathering requirements and working with data, quality improvement processes and implementation of evidence-based practice in an acuteenvironment
  • Demonstrated fluency in informatics terminology and approved nursing vocabularies
  • Experience in project leadership and implementation
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.