I need an explanation for this Management question to help me study.

Assignment #5

As the TRC (total rewards consultant), you’ve been asked to assist Ellen Pump, the Compensation and Benefits Director at KGW in updating their compensation structure.

Background Info:

As a reminder, the strategic goals of KGW are as follows: to utilize cutting-edge industry-specific technologies, reduce wait and processing times for patients, achieve high patient satisfaction survey scores, improve patient retention so that current patients choose to return to KGW if they need additional services, and achieve a high referral rate so that current patients recommend friends and family to KGW.The organization’s cultural values are: compassion, collaboration, respect.

Please use the information you learned from the assigned lectures and articles to answer the questions below.

You’ve been asked to review the job description for a newly created position at KGW: Informatics Nurse I.This position reports to the Information Systems Manager, and works with the Medical Records Troubleshooter and Nurse Troubleshooter.Since federal mandates now require healthcare providers to transition to electronic health and medical records, many facilities are now hiring nurses with a proficiency in technology. The role of a nursing informatics specialist is relatively new, so the job descriptions may differ across facilities, however, the American Nurses Association defines the position as “overseeing the integration of data, information and knowledge to support decision-making by patients and their healthcare providers.”

A draft job description is provided in Appendix A (see below)


Position Title: Informatics Nurse I

Division: 6

Salary Grade:

EEO Position Code: 1

Position Type: Exempt


Reports To: Information Systems Manager

Positions Supervised: 0

Union Representation: No

Job Analysis Date: January, 2017

Job Summary

Do you consider yourself an experienced nurse with a knack for technology? Do you find project work and implementation fascinating? Are you both autonomous and collaborative? You might be a good fit for the Informatics Nurse I position at KGW Health!

This position will work primarily daylight hours Monday through Friday, but may occasionally work off-shift and weekends during implementations.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting our IT clinical initiatives including nursing and provider Electronic Medical Record workflow assessment, as well as implementation and roll-out. You will provide ongoing IT clinical support to our teams and work closely with the system nursing informatics council to ensure nursing IT needs and enhancements are assessed and managed.

The Informatics Nurse I has the responsibility and accountability of assessing and assisting in the investigation, development, and implementation of new technology as it relates to clinical practice, and serving as a liaison for end users and the Informatics division. You will participate on project teams to ensure a successful, on time go live. You will develop and maintain project deliverables in accordance with application project goals.



Internal Contacts

External Contacts

Job Specifications


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

KGW Health is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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