Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Other
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Job Code: 6512

Job Summary

The Clinical Informatics Officer will report directly to the Executive Vice President (EVP) for Medical Affairs and Quality. The Clinical Informatics Officer will be responsible for bridging the gap between physicians and hospital medical information technology (IT). The Clinical Informatics Officer will address IT strategic goals and identify opportunities for enhanced use of clinical information systems and analysis tools. The Clinical Informatics Officer will provide input for the planning, design, optimization, and implementation of clinical information systems, and will directly engage with the St. Dominic hospital healthcare practitioners and support staff in the development and use of clinical informatics. The Clinical Informatics Officer will work directly with the Vice President of Information in aligning clinical efforts to support the overall hospital strategic IT plans.

Minimum Education

Requires a bachelor’s degree; preferably an NP, PA, or RN (with certification in clinical informatics); with current state license.  A Master’s degree in Health/Hospital Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable.  

Minimum Work Experience

A minimum of five years of clinical practice with demonstrated achievement.  At least 5 years’ experience utilizing information technology within the clinical practice of healthcare; advanced training in computer science and/or informatics is preferred. Needs broad knowledge of information technology, clinical epidemiology, and medical informatics; must have deep understanding of best practices and how to successfully introduce information technology into the clinical healthcare services environment.  Knowledge of EMR Applications Systems; Cerner is a plus.

Organizational Expectations

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Essential Functions

Clinical Informatics Officer will facilitate: The delivery of integrated, accountable, patient-centered patient healthcare services within St. Dominic Hospital by partnering with employed and aligned independent physicians. A cohesive, professional, and collaborative practice environment for physicians that distinguishes St. Dominic and its affiliate physicians based on access, quality, safety, world class customer service, clinical efficiency, and economic value. Increased physician accountability, leadership, and influence at all levels of the clinical organization related to patient access, safety, quality, and value-based products/services. The transparent use of clinical and outcome data to support the transformation of inpatient and ambulatory care management. Exercise strong communication skills, especially in relaying messages between IT and medical staff medical and technical departments and executive leadership.  Lead studies for the design and integration of IT systems and infrastructure. Study trends in health informatics to develop and/or provide input on applications designed to improve patient care efficiencies. Develop standards and "rules" in medical terminology and application to increase efficiency in patient care. Advise steering committees on subject of health informatics and policymaking within the organization.

Functional Demands

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty. Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment. Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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