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Clinical Informatics Specialist

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Location: Long Beach, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: MEM004567

Members of MemorialCare's Healthcare Informatics job family use interdisciplinary knowledge, integrating computer, information, clinical, and decision sciences, toward the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services.  Through computer technology, Informatics team members effectively manage data, information, and knowledge, including data storage, retrieval, transformation, and process improvement, to optimize use for problem solving and decision making.  They assess current data and information practices, structure, and technology, determine the information-based needs of health care providers and patients, develop solutions using technology, and evaluate the impact of those interventions.  The Informatics team uses evidence-based clinical knowledge to help ensure support of clinical objectives and best practice.


Clinical Informatics Specialist are considered subject matter experts in providing advanced levels of solutioning related to patient care workflows and operational efficiency and effectiveness. They are responsible for leading overall evaluation of use, and optimization of broad, cross-functional workflows in clinical information systems. They mentor Informatics resources and provide consultation on complex initiatives. They work collaboratively with enterprise senior leadership on clinical system solutions that contribute to key clinical or business metrics, helping to establish, track, and report on KPIs. Clinical Informatics Specialist maintain working knowledge of implemented applications and an understanding of how the functionality and patient care practices across the health care settings can be integrated to support MemorialCare's strategic business and clinical initiatives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

    Experience

    • Minimum of 7 years progressive clinical, Information Systems, and successful project management experience required
    • Clinical Informatics experience preferred
    • Epic application experience required
    • Experience with hospital information systems required
    • Experienced in working with electronic health information solutions, including electronic health records, practice management solutions and others
    • Proven competence in leading large and complex sized projects which can run in parallel; evidence of progress in project management assignments. Experienced in supporting users in maintaining changed processes and participating in post implementation change evaluation
    • Proven knowledge of health care industry strategic business issues, social and legal environment
    • Proven ability to analyze troublesome complex workflows, and provide recommendations to implement more effectively and efficient tools
    • Demonstrated history of successful Epic build configurations for respective application
    • Demonstrated abilities in providing advanced information systems and end-user support
    • Proven knowledge of regulatory and accreditation guidelines that impact clinical system design and implementation
    • Proven experience understanding cross functional clinical workflows, maintained knowledge of clinical applications implemented, and an understanding of how the functionality and patient care practices across the health care settings can be integrated
    • Confirmed experience in the ability to work on several complex issues at the same time in an organized manner. Experienced planning and organizing day-to-day activities, effectively managing more than one task, and meeting established deadlines
    • Past success working individually, in team situations, as well as facilitating projects while meeting aggressive deadlines successfully
    • Demonstrated use of excellent organizational, communication skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal relations to achieve established goals
    • Proven ability to collect, analyze, and present data at various audience levels
    • Exhibited knowledge, compassion and professionalism to manage stressful situations in a manner that is conducive to finding resolution
    • Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office Products preferred

    Education

    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required
    • Licensed healthcare professional
    • Epic Certification in one or more modules (NVT) required when working with Epic as the primary supported system

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