Clinical Informaticist I - 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

  • Conducts detailed workflow analyses to examine current practices and workflows, and analyzes the impact of informatics solutions on workflows processes. Conducts gap analyses and designs future state workflows based on industry leading practices.

  • Prioritizes data collection activities based on immediate or anticipated needs of the defined problem.

  • Defines and documents detailed specifications and standardized workflows to solve clinical problems based on organizational standards and requirements.

  • Documents complex workflow analyses into detailed processes and sub processes using required applications (e.g. Visio) and per the Health Informatics departmental style guide.

  • Defines the problem to be solved based on the collection of detailed assessment data and workflow analyses.

  • Validates the problem to be solved and proposed solutions with key stakeholders.

  • Works with key stakeholders and members of the Health Informatics team to identify and define measureable metrics for monitoring expected improvements and outcomes for defined solutions.

  • Modifies workflows and technology solutions based on outcomes monitoring including collection of assessment data.

  • Acts as bridge between clinical system end users, Information Services, Quality, and other key stakeholders by translating clinical requirements into technology solutions.

  • Monitors standardized workflows and informs Health Informatics team of practice variations. Troubleshoots practice variations and modifies standardized enterprise workflows to support expected local variances.

  • Designs data flows and reports ensuring data capture and data integrity to ensure data capture at the point of care.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of analytics and designs data capture and data flows to support VH analytic initiatives.

  • Is an active member of the implementation team as new technology is deployed in the clinical setting and performs assigned duties as a member of the project team.

  • Is an active member of assigned committees and workgroups serving as an informatics expert resource to assist in achieving committee/workgroup objectives.

  • Participates in governance councils as requested, and completes and documents the required analyses necessary for advisory councils to make informed fact based decisions.

  • Develops Health Informatics communication and training materials in collaboration with EHR educators, including tip sheets and bulletins. Advises on EHR curriculum development, as requested by EHR educators.

  • Designs and delivers change management activities to support clinical transformation and system adoption (e.g. roadshows, sneak previews, validation testing).

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in clinical discipline required; Masters Degree in Informatics in lieu of clinical degree

  • 2+years demonstrated clinical informatics or clinical IS experience

  • Informatics certification preferred (ANCC, CPHIMS, CAHIMS or similar informatics certification)

  • Obtains and/or maintains current proficiency from the vendor and continued education/learning to understand the functionality of the electronic health record.

  • Six Sigma LEAN training preferred

  • 3 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

Other Information

Questions?  e-Mail: JOBS@VIDANTHEALTH.COM

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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