Informatics Education Specialist - LIS - Greenville, NC

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931900

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 8 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 Informatics Education Specialist functions as a knowledgeable EHR consultant, trainer, educator and evaluator 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 Informatics Education Specialist applies concepts of adult learning principles, generational learning differences, and learning modalities (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic) to achieve desired outcomes. The Informatics Education Specialist works closely with Information Services, Vidant operations leadership, and Quality to achieve key responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as Informatics point of contact for EHR education needs. Demonstrates proficiency with EHR navigation and documentation.

  • Facilitates learning in an environment conducive to achieving the desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes required for optimal EHR use.

  • Conducts needs assessments related to nursing documentation practices and optimal use of the EHR. Participates in testing new applications, enhancement requests, and system upgrades.

  • Obtains and maintains certification as Epic Principle Trainer as assigned.

  • Obtains credentialing in Epic modules being taught.

  • Collaborates with IS analysts/builders and Informatics Nurses to develop and maintain educational materials including manuals, Bulletins, Tip Sheets, and other methods of communication/education as needed.

  • Participates in developing, managing, and maintaining the training environment(s) to support ongoing training needs.

  • Implements curriculum and training plans for new implementations/projects requiring education.

  • Tracks educational offerings.

  • Utilizes a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate learners’ needs, engagement, level of understanding, and knowledge transfer.

  • Ensures training content and delivery methods meets clinicians’ needs; facilitates end user training validation and sign off.

  • Investigates new and innovative ways to communicate changes and provide education to nursing staff.

  • Additional job duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in education, nursing, information technology, allied health professions, business or relevant work experience required.
  • 2 years demonstrated EHR experience preferred.
  • Formal teaching experience preferred.
  • Obtains and maintains certification as Epic Principle Trainer as assigned. Experience as a super user preferred.

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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