Clinical Informaticist - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Health

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health, located in eastern North Carolina, is a comprehensive health system that is made up of 9 hospitals that serve 1.4 million people in 29 counties. Vidant Health includes Vidant Medical Center, community hospitals, physician practices and partners that collaborate with Vidant Health to enhance the quality of life of our patients.

Information Services at Vidant Health

Vidant Health offers comprehensive Information Technology (IT) services and infrastructure to support and enable all aspects of organizational operations. Our IT division consists of a state-of-the-art data center located in Greenville, NC. The data center services all information technology needs of Vidant Health facilities. All Vidant Health owned or leased hospitals are on a common IT platform, including our electronic health record (EHR) that uses Epic's suite of applications. Vidant Health has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 recognition and is also approaching Stage 7 for HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) recognition.

Position Summary

The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for understanding clinical requirements in a healthcare setting and translating those requirements into formal specifications for clinical technology products and services. This includes leveraging and optimizing clinical systems to support standardized workflows and processes. The Clinical Informaticist also is responsible for supporting and training end users on clinical systems functionality and workflows, ensuring optimal use of clinical technology to achieve system wide strategic priorities. The Clinical Informaticist utilizes process improvement and change management skills to promote improved quality and process efficiencies through technology. The Clinical Informaticist also works closely with Information Services, Vidant operations leadership, and Quality to achieve key responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with conducting detailed workflow analyses to examine current practices and workflows, and analyzes the impact of informatics solutions on workflows processes.
  • Assists in conducting gap analyses and designing future state workflows
  • Prioritizes data collection activities based on immediate or anticipated needs of the defined problem
  • Works with key stakeholders and members of the Health Informatics team to assist in identifying and defining measureable metrics for monitoring expected improvements and outcomes for defined solutions
  • Assists in the development of Health Informatics communication and training materials, including tip sheets and bulletins
  • Actively participates in change management activities to support clinical transformation and system adoption (e.g. roadshows, sneak previews, validation testing)
  • Applies knowledge of current regulatory requirements and ethical standards to informatics solutions
  • Participates in the development of organizational policies and procedures as an informatics resource to ensure the impact of clinical technology is considered in policy and procedure development
  • Actively participates in vendor user groups and industry forums
  • Travels to various Vidant Health sites and facilities to provide informatics services and support as assigned
  • Participates in rotating 24x7 on call support as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree in clinical discipline required; Masters Degree in informatics in lieu of clinical degree
  • 2  years experience using an EHR in a clinical setting preferred
  • Operational knowledge of healthcare including a demonstrated understanding of workflow processes in a clinical setting required
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to communicate clinical concepts to technical teams
  • Ability to work in a dynamically changing environment with competing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Obtains and/or maintains current proficiency from the vendor and continued education/learning to understand the functionality of the electronic health record.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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