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
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
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
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
Windows Operating System
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