The Clinical Informaticist demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for informatics, supporting the Health Informatics Department vision and strategic goals of CHRISTUS Health. The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for assisting in the operation and administration of clinical information systems, collaborating with clinical associates to enhance their workflow methodology and tools. Maintains an end-user centric focus when contributing to the system; analysis, testing, documentation, education, implementation and support activities to enhance technology adoption and efficiencies to improve patient safety. This position is exempt.
- Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues across the enterprise to drive strategic goals and vision for department and CHRISTUS Health
- Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues to focus on standardized best practice workflow processes and clinical content to ensure alignment across all regions, to create efficiencies to improve patient safety
- Participate with MEDITECH knowledge transfer and best practice dissemination across regions
- Assess clinicians for maximization, efficient, and effective use of clinical information systems (i.e.Meditech) as it relates to patient care, user satisfaction, clinical productivity and quality outcomes
- Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues in the development and/or revision of initiatives or programs related to data collection, retrieval, analysis and interpretation to assist in optimizing patient outcomes and/or effectiveness and efficiency
- Understand and articulate the "connections" and links between and throughout department work related to Meditech and other clinical applications
- Identify and implement improvement opportunities with workflow processes and clinical information system as it relates to the practice of clinicians/providers
- Provide end-user support to clinicians, using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
- Demonstrate sound understanding of clinical practice as it pertains to the integration of clinical information systems and impact on end users
- Lead training efforts of clinicians/providers in the use of clinical systems and tools to
- support patient care
- Identify associate education and competency needs in the use of electronic tools for
- patient care.
- Assure the development of an appropriate education and competency
- validation plan.
- Provide on-going end user clinical system education and support, with all upgrades, new
- releases, and enhanced functionality
- Perform data maintainer responsibilities for (as assigned) MEDITECH module or system
- Maintain a working knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, and private laws and regulations for all states in which CHRISTUS Health is present in relation to clinical documentation and electronic medical records
- Communicate to all clinical end users, system changes with/or new functionality,workflow process changes, downtime procedures etc.
- Identify opportunities for system enhancement/optimization utilizing identified change management process
- Create and support robust super-user program within the region
- Responsible for Meaningful Use attestation data collection and monitoring of noncompliance and escalate through proper chain of command
- Foster relationships with regional management and other departments such as IM, Quality, Case Management, Revenue Cycle and Finance to ensure efficient, effective communication and work to meet financial requirements
- Bachelor's degree with a healthcare designation (i.e. RN, RRT, RHIT, LVN, etc.) strongly preferred or 4 years of clinical experience in lieu of degree.
- Certification/Certificate in informatics -- OR -- Previous clinical application experience preferred
- Extensive MS Office Skills required
- Excellent project management and communication skills, both verbal and written
- Three years clinical experience, previous clinical applications experience or certification in informatics
- Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office products, knowledge of Meditech required
- Strong knowledge of clinical information systems, data management and administration
- Clinical practice experience and clinical documentation knowledge
- Knowledge of hospital practices and procedures as well as laws, regulation and guidelines pertaining to practice standards and regulatory requirements
- Excellent verbal and written skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as a member of a team
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
- Valid Texas Driver's License
- Current valid RN license if applicable