Informatics Nurse Salary
The average salary for an Informatics Nurse is $75,518 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Clinical Information Systems is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$56,372 - $97,367|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,696|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$54,944 - $99,035|
|Hourly Rate||$24.54 - $48.24|
|Overtime||$27.05 - $64.96|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,696|
|Total Pay (||$54,944 - $99,035|
Job Description for Informatics Nurse
The informatics nurse uses clinical nursing experience to optimize the use and function of electronic medical records and patient care software applications. This type of nurse is responsible for identifying and supporting computerization needs related to patient care services and also serves as a liaison among medical clinical staff and computer and software vendors. The Clinical Informatics RN is responsible for maintaining medical hardware and software, implementation and training of medical staff, troubleshooting system problems, customizing software per individual user preferences, performing system updates and upgrades, and running reports and collecting data as needed. They are also responsible for ensuring that electronic documentation meets all applicable standards of internal and external accreditation and review organizations.Read More...
The informatics nurse generally needs a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and experience working as a clinical nurse using electronic health care records. A Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Health Care Management or Quality Management is preferred. Those with a degree in Nursing Administration with an emphasis on health informatics may also qualify for employment as an informatics nurse. Experience with computerized medical records can substitute for education at some facilities. Strong professional, organizational and communication skills are required.
Informatics nurses work indoors in climate-controlled environments. Lifting in this position is minimal. A large portion of the day is spent seated, though frequent travel may be required. Most positions are business hours, but occasionally nights, weekends, and holidays may be required.
The salary of a nursing informatics specialist will vary based on a number of factors such as location, education level, facility of employment, scope of the job, and experience level. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Informatics Nurse Tasks
- Acts as a clinical liaison between IT, vendors and staff
- Train and educate staff including physicians on new systems and work flow
- Facilitates the evaluation and implementation of clinical IT applications
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Pay by Experience Level for Informatics Nurse
Pay by Experience for an Informatics Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Informatics Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Informatics Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Informatics Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 47 salaries. An Informatics Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 29 salaries.
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