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Inpatient Clinical Informaticist

San Diego, California
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Job ID 4239 Date posted 09/01/2020 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Nursing; Information Technology; IM-Clinical

This Clinical Informaticist position will join the Acute Care team within Clinical Information Services, a department in the IM Division. This team currently and collectively supports the ED, Inpatient (providers and patient care services), OR, Anesthesia, Pharmacy and Home Health.

Preferred qualifications for this position would include Epic experience and certification in one of the following applications Clin Doc, CPOE, ASAP, Optime or Anesthesia.

Rady Children's will consider sponsoring qualified foreign Clinical Informaticists.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Clinical Informaticist serves as a vital liaison between the Clinical Information Systems
department and healthcare professionals. They design and implement system solutions to improve the full spectrum of health care services from scheduling, direct patient care, ancillary services, and revenue cycle. They provide knowledge and experience based support to highly visible, sensitive, and multi-faceted initiatives. They are responsible for the successful turnover of projects and requests to production. The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for assigned duties relating to: application and system installation and implementation; formulating system scope and design objectives through analysis and research. They are responsible for configuring vendor maintained systems or developing and modifying in house systems, and assisting with coordination efforts of users, ISD Staff, and vendors.The Clinical Informaticist performs research and analysis, prepares assigned project deliverables, and detailed specifications from which vendor systems will be programmed/configured, and provides process and workflow analysis. The roles and responsibilities include duties related to project analysis and planning, small scope project management (which may include design, analysis and implementation), along with the daily operational activities associated with the assigned systems, applications and projects. The Clinical Informaticist supports the overall business/project plan by providing deliverables as a team member to meet project/team performance and outcomes relative to established goals/measurements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of experience OR 5 years of clinical system development, support and maintenance experience in lieu of Bachelor's Degree
Demonstrated ability in critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills
Understand fundamentals of project management, SLDC, ITSM, and ITIL process methodologies
Understanding of health care patient administration, clinical and business systems and must have installed a minimum of one computer-based hospital system and actively performed the following: process and workflow analysis, systems/applications analysis, project lifecycle implementation with in-depth experience and training in a minimum of four discreet major projects
Implementation and upgrade experience with previous integrated Healthcare Information Systems with emphasis on EMR applications/systems (Epic, Meditech, Cerner, etc.)
Must possess skills and experience in oral and written communications; This is applicable to analysis documentation, project management deliverables and documentation, application/systems specifications, project preparation, risk identification and escalation; Ability to present to a broad spectrum of individuals and groups including senior management, physicians and health care professionals
Understanding of health care patient administration, clinical and business systems
Demonstrated ability to perform in a team environment, utilize effective team relationship skills and interact at all levels of the organization
Demonstrated customer service focus, ability to self-motivate, self-direct and balance competing priorities

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
5 years of experience
California RN License
Respiratory Therapist
Demonstrated level of integrity and trust, capable of maintaining confidential information
Knowledge in fundamentals of hospital organization, management techniques, Joint Commission, HIPAA and Title 22 requirements; Demonstrated ability to research complex regulatory requirements

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