Prospective candidates



To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:  


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in current care area 
  • Minimum of 1 year of employment at UCSF Health 
  • Employed at 50% or more time base in direct patient care. You must remain in this position/role for the duration of the program. 


  • Nurses in ambulatory, inpatient, perioperative and procedural care areas 
  • Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists 
  • Social Workers and Case Managers
  • Demonstrates readiness for leadership and strong interest in informatics 
  • Able to commit up to 24 hours per month (max of 12/pay period) 
  • Interest in and identified area(s) of focus with an Informatics related project 
  • Support from direct supervisor to participate who identifies applicant as a team player with good written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and an employee who meets or exceeds expectations on their performance evaluation

Highly Desirable 

  • Experience leading or championing change 
  • SuperUser experience 
  • Active participant in unit and/or health system council(s) 
  • MS/MSN with Informatics focus 


Applicants should plan to be off for the following program dates before applying to be sure they are available should they be accepted.   

Attendance is required at the following events:   



Tuesday, August 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

Informatics Champion Program Orientation   

Tuesday, September 17, 9:00am - 5:00pm 

APeX Office Hours Orientation and Informatics Requests and Change Management Workshop  

Thursday, September 26, 12:00pm - 4:00pm 

A3 Thinking Workshop

Tuesday, October 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm  

APeX Office Hours (standard) and Cultural Humility in Clinical System Design Workshop 

Tuesday, June 17, 2025, 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Informatics Strategy Day with Informatics Champions presentations and graduation 


80% attendance is required for the following ongoing meetings for the duration of the program: 




8 hours on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (November 2024 - May 2025)

APeX governance meetings, Nursing Informatics and Informatics Champions combined meetings, and time for project work 

Mix of virtual and in person attendance

1 hour on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 10:10am - 11:00am (September 2024 - May 2025)

Nursing Informatics Committee meeting


In addition to the above workshops and standing meetings, applicants should be ready to engage in self-study and online discussions about Design Thinking. These modules are assigned throughout the first half of the program and tend to coincide with where many Informatics Champions are in their project. All Informatics Champions are expected to review the materials and engage with the cohort in discussions on the designated Microsoft Teams channel.   


Application Process

  • Applications for the 2024-25 cycle will open May 6 - May 29, 2024. 
  • Applications will be blinded (removing all identifying information such as your name, department, etc.) and scored using a standard rubric by the Clinical Nursing Informatics Team.
  • All applicants will be notified by July 19, 2024 regarding the status of their application so that they can plan accordingly.  
  • Prospective Informatics Champions will submit applications online and include details about the following: 
    • Description of your interest and goals in informatics and with the champion role   
    • Informatics, Super User, and/or other Champion experience(s)  
    • Current and past participation in unit/health system councils, programs, and/or projects   
    • Any leadership experience(s), past or present 
    • Discussion of an EHR or workflow issue and proposal on how to solve it utilizing technology and the benefits of doing so   
      • All accepted applicants will review project proposals with their Clinical Nurse Informaticist mentor for feasibility before any work begins. Unfortunately, not all proposals may be feasible within the program time frame and/or due to system design constraints, capabilities, and/or standards.  
    • Applicants are encouraged to describe their commitment to the organization, our mission, any related DEI efforts, and informatics, citing specific actions and examples where appropriate. 
    • An updated resume must be uploaded with your application. 

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Once accepted, actual schedules must be negotiated and agreed upon between the champion and champion’s supervisor on a month-to-month basis based on the scope of work that needs to be accomplished, along with expected meeting attendance. Staff will be paid straight time only through your current department; overtime is not approved for Informatics Champion training experiences or project work. Additional significant dates to come once the program starts - such as APeX upgrade support needs (part of the program) and/or unique opportunities that benefit from an Informatics Champion's participation (ex: training efforts, special projects, etc) - are optional and up to the discretion of the Clinical Nurse Informaticist, Informatics Champion, and the Informatics Champion's management.

Informatics Champion Program Information Sessions

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May 6th, 11:05am -11:30am Click to join
May 9th, 12:35pm - 1:00pm Click to join
May 16th, 3:05pm - 3:30pm Click to join
May 20th, 2:05pm - 2:30pm Click to join

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