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The Clinical Informaticist reports to the Director of Clinical Informatics and serves as a liaison between clinical, ancillary, administrative, and Health Information Technology (HIT) departments. The Clinical Informaticist develops and maintains relationships with department leaders and users in the clinical modalities this position supports. This position also stays abreast of advancements in EHR and clinical systems and partners with clinical leadership to incorporate these into operations.
The Clinical Informaticist ensures the electronic health record (EHR) and clinical systems support clinical workflow, meet stakeholder requirements, support quality, and comply with regulations. This position also supports or leads multidisciplinary teams through all phases of the EHR and clinical solution development life cycle, including requirements gathering, design, training, testing, implementation, and post implementation review.
The Clinical Informaticist supports the mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and quality goals of MLK Community Healthcare (MLKCH).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Designs and optimizes the EHR and clinical solutions in support of interdisciplinary clinical practice, clinical decision-making, quality, and patient safety initiatives.
- Designs and supports EHR and clinical system documentation and training; ensures system test scripts are up-to-date.
- Translates clinician requirements, in partnership with leadership and staff, into system requirements and specifications.
- On behalf of clinical operations, coordinates and manages the design, implementation, testing, and training of the EHR and clinical systems, including software validation, clinical content development, user acceptance testing, business process re-engineering, and post implementation review.
- Participates in workgroups and committee’s related to clinical practice standards, quality improvement, performance improvement, root cause analysis, etc.
- Identifies clinical technology solutions to support clinical operations by coordinating the research, evaluating solutions, and planning the implementation.
- Facilitates communication between different clinical, ancillary, non-clinical, and HIT user groups.
- Identifies risks, develops mitigation strategies, and implements corrective action plans.
- Works with hospital leadership, department managers, clinicians and physicians to facilitate, root cause analysis, problem-solving, and ongoing communication.
- Works collaboratively with hospital leadership to manage change from new or optimized clinical systems and provides data on adherence to system workflow and functionality.
- Serves as the primary HIT resource to the education department and supports ongoing hospital orientation and training.
- Assesses clinical staff’s use of the EHR and clinical systems and makes recommendations on user engagement, compliance, and ongoing training needs.
- Uses a structured problem-solving methodology to identify and clarify issues and then develops, implements, and evaluates clinical solutions.
- Completes organization and HIT training requirements and demonstrates the ability to cross-train within clinical modalities.
- Performs clinical rounds in medical, nursing, and ancillary departments to assess user effectiveness with the EHR system.
- Assists department leaders with the development and documentation of downtime procedures and ensures users are trained and readily knowledgeable of downtime processes.
- Prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks effectively and escalates issues.
- Follows all written policies and procedures of the hospital.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing or relevant clinical degree.
- Associate degree acceptable based on experience.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience required relevant to the scope of the health care disciplines the position supports.
- At least one to two years of clinical IT experience working with an electronic health record data system and documentation requirements.
- Current California Nursing license
C. Special Skills/Knowledge
- Strong understanding and proficiency in health information technologies and emerging technologies in health care.
- Ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders, work cross functionally, and negotiate among different departments and groups.
- Excellent verbal, written, presentation and communications skills, particularly with executive audiences.
- Ability to understand, explain, and solve complex challenges.
- Exercises good judgment, identifies risk and mitigating factors.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Must be experienced and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to deal well with change and ambiguity.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and programs, both at a strategic level as well as a day-to-day operational level
- Ability to take initiative.
- Experience working in a high availability environment.