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Nursing Informatics Lead

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

We have a position available for a Senior Theatre/ICU trained Nurse who has experience within Health Informatics to join the team of a leading private hospital group based in Cape Town.

This nurse will be responsible for providing guidance, leadership and technical assistance to nurses, doctors and other clinical staff for the implementation, maintenance and optimisation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to deliver quality healthcare within the division.

This person, in conjunction with the Health Informatics team, is responsible for assuring the successful utilization of information technology, primarily the EHR-system, to optimize patient care delivery in collaboration with nurses, doctors and other clinical staff.


  • Assist with the identification and procurement of an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, as well as other IT related clinical applications, that meet the nursing end-user needs as well as clinical and patient care needs.

  • Facilitate the configuration, planning and implementation of the EHR system and processes, within the nursing domain, throughout the division.

  • Ensure effective utilization and optimisation of an EHR-system to deliver quality nursing care.

  • Ensure compliance to legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships to ensure effective implementation and optimal utilization of EHR-system.

  • In-depth knowledge of nursing and health care practices, clinical workflow, terminology and standards

  • Nursing related informatics

  • Health care information management principles

  • Knowledge of health information systems and other IT applications in support of clinical and business decisions

  • Proficiency in the protocols, regulatory requirements and emerging trends around the management of electronic health records

  • Systems thinking with understanding of the interactions and interdependencies of business information and events on the operational level

  • IT Infrastructure components and integration standards

  • Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation for Healthcare Informatics

  • Knowledge of redesigning clinical processes to improve efficiency and patient care

  • Project management skills, tools and methodologies

  • Data governance, standards and regulations affecting the practice of nursing

  • Clinical governance and risk management

  • Quality management systems

Job Requirements:

  • Registered/Professional Nursing qualification. Registration with the relevant Nursing Council essential.

  • Nursing specialist qualification especially in ICU or Theatre.

  • Degree/qualification in health informatics will be an advantage..

  • Certification in Health Informatics will be an advantage.

  • More than 5 years experience in the field of a nursing specialist discipline.

  • At least 3 years experience in Healthcare management.

  • User experience with clinical, hospital and/or financial applications/ systems within a hospital or experience working with an Electronic Health Record/Electronic Medical Records.

  • At least 3 years Informatics experience with clinical information system implementation, support and optimisation.

  • Experience in at least one EHR installation in a multi-hospital group or multiple sites.

  • Management and work experience in the South African private healthcare sector.

If this vacancy is closed or you have any questions, please contact

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.


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