UnityPoint Health Clinical Informaticist in Peoria, Illinois

The Clinical Informatacist supports physicians, clinicans and partners by providing continuous support and identifying opportunities for clinical system improvements. The Clinical Informatacist promotes present system functionality through participation in the planning, selection, design, development, and evaluation of computerization for clinical care. The Clinical Informatacist serves as a Clinical Information resource for the integration of data, information and knowledge to support projects impacting patient care, patient outcomes, patient safety and end user work flow.

Collaborates with clinical leaders, clinical staff and providers in planning, prioritizing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating computerization for clinical end users ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

  • Assesses computerization needs for clinicians and providers.

  • Provides information and resources relating to computerization and technology in response to end user requests

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal use of technology in patient care.

  • Assists with implementation and evaluation of electronic documentation, templates, orders, plan of care, protocols and the workflow around the use of information systems.

  • Participates as an active member in assigned User Group calls.

  • Acts as liaison between clinicians, providers and information technology

  • Assists in the development and implementation of new tools/processes as necessary for patient safety, regulatory requirements and optimal patient outcomes.

  • Is an active participant in projects

  • Assists in and implements assigned projects efficiently and effectively.

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage projects and tasks within the project timelines; Works independently to achieve defined outcomes

  • Work is accurate and well presented.

  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with team, clinicians and providers, other departments and vendors

  • Conducts audits/runs reports as requested

Provides technology services and support to clinicians and providers.

  • Acts as an advocate for clinical information systems and work flows; assists in the adoption and improved use of systems, and assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of system usage.

  • Assists clinicians and providers in acquiring technology knowledge and skills

  • Participates in providing education of the electronic medical record to new employees and providers.

  • Facilitates communication and education with provider offices on the electronic medical records system.

  • Participates in the computerization orientation program for new employees and providers.

  • Facilitates education/in-services related to implementation of changes in clinical information system applications

  • Acts as a resource person and consultant for other departments relating to computerization processes

  • Conducts audits of the documentation system to ensure standards are being met to make this clearer

  • Is readily available in patient care areas for clinicians and providers.

  • Makes routine rounds on end users

  • Assists peers, physicians, and other healthcare team members to improve care throughout the technology

  • Maintains excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Utilizes effective training techniques that allow the end user to continually increase their competency in using information systems.

  • Able to present lectures and educational activities using different technology tools

  • Serves as a role model for bridging the functions of clinical care and information technology

Maintains current knowledge and understanding of clinician and provider workflow and process, clinical care and best practices and regulatory requirements for the optimization of the use of information systems to improve patient outcomes.

  • Ensures that clinical information systems are in compliance with JCAHO, CMS and other regulatory standards.

  • Knowledgeable about of the care of patients, medical center operations and clinical informatics

  • Participates in change management targeted to improve patient outcomes

  • Draws on clinical experience and informatics knowledge to maximize the utility of computer systems

  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the end-user environment and systems and proactively seeks methods of improvement.

  • Ensures application solutions are consistent with departmental policies and guidelines. Identifies policy changes associated with implementing new or updated documentation practices.

  • Monitors new developments in technology to determine their applicability to improve the delivered product and work flows.

  • Proficient in all clinical applications

Develops problem solving and technical proficiencies in implementation of computerization.

  • Maintains responsibility for resolving clinical specific issues relating to technology and computerization

  • Utilizes effective and creative problem solving techniques to resolve problems as identified

  • Handles problems in a professional and proactive manner.

  • Contributes to identifying project issues and issue resolution

  • Uses critical and analytical thinking skills in problem solving.

  • Takes responsibility for own areas of project and acts accordingly

  • Makes recommendations for change as appropriate.

  • Able to complete assigned tasks and is flexible and willing to take on new tasks as assigned.

  • Understand basic computer and network concepts

  • Demonstrates sound technical proficiency and knowledge of applications

  • Assists in testing functionality of applications and documenting issues

  • Recognizes limitations and seek appropriate assistance as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in the field(s) of information technology or healthcare related field preferred

  • Work Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in/with knowledge of computerization process in the clinical setting required.

  • 1-3 years of experience in/with Information Technology preferred.

  • License and Certification

  • Other: Registered Nurse or other Registered inpatient healthcare experience required

  • Additional Information: Certification in Informatics preferred

  • Required English Skills

  • Advanced reading skills

  • Advanced writing skills

  • Advanced oral skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker

  • Interaction with a wide variety of people

  • Maintain confidential information

  • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

  • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

  • Computer Skills

  • Intermediate computer knowledge: Ability to troubleshoot minor problems within a Windows OS, operates within a network environment, uses spreadsheet, database, word processing and internet applications proficiently. Learns new applications without difficulty and is able to aid others in immediate work area with computer questions.

  • MS Office Apps

  • Web Browser

  • Windows Operating System

  • E-mail client

  • MS Access

  • MS Project

  • clinical applications

  • physician portal

Requisition ID: 2017-38626

Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave

Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center

Name: Process Engr/Informatics-MMCI

Posting Minimum: USD $22.83/Hr.

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days - 8 hours

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org