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Whidbey General Hospital Clinical Informatics Specialist in Coupeville, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title / Job Code: Clinical Informatics Specialist / 8055

Department Name / Number: Information Technology / 854010

Reports To: Chief Information Officer

Collective Bargaining Agreement: Non-Contract

FLSA: Non-Exempt

EEO Job Group: Professionals

Effective Date:

Reviewed By: Chief Information Officer

Review Date:

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JOB SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Clinical Informatics and Integration, the Clinical Informatics Specialist position supports the core functions of the enterprise clinical information systems to enable cost-effective, high quality, efficient, and safe patient care. The Clinical Informatics Specialist assists clinicians / caregivers and other providers with design, implementation, workflow optimization, and issue resolution related to our Electronic Medical Record systems and other clinical software as assigned.

PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS includes the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Uses clinical knowledge of patient care & combines with informatics concepts as collaborating with healthcare professionals on EMR solutions to facilitate quality driven, accurate and efficient design / build.

  • Conducts assessments of current workflow and creates an enhanced or optimized IT workflow solution that is compliant with government regulations, & / or evidenced based practice that improves clinical workflow & efficiencies, the quality of document and improves overall patient safety.

  • Facilitates or leads design sessions that promote overall team consensus and collaboration across all affected business units in order to develop, design, build and implement system changes that is an integrated solution for the organization and minimizes overall patient & organizational risks.

  • Builds clinical content within the clinical information system to match desired & approved design.

  • Tests new clinical content build changes, as well as vendor updates and upgrades to ensure error free and applicable integration with other business units / systems.

  • Provides new employee clinical system education and at the shoulder support as needed during regular clinical rounds.

  • Provides and uses problem solving techniques to troubleshoot system or clinical workflow issues, escalating issues appropriately and in a timely manner.

    The following are expectations of all WhidbeyHealth and Clinic employees:

  • Attends a minimum of 80% of monthly department staff meetings throughout the year. Actively participates in monthly department staff meetings, to include active participation in setting department goals and supporting department functions to meet set goals.

  • Checks hospital email account a minimum of three (3) times per week.

  • Utilizes AIDET in all interactions with patients, employees and visitors.

  • Completes all mandatory education within given timeframe.

  • Adheres to all hospital, department, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    All WhidbeyHealth and Clinics employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations including not but limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Graduate of a school of professional nursing required. BSN and / or degree in Informatics preferred.

    Training and Experience

    3 years of clinical experience in nursing with 2 years clinical informatics experience required.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Current WA State RN Licensure.

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

    The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect WhidbeyHealth’s commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee’s commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior.

    EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    I have received, reviewed and understand the job duties and responsibilities in this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I further understand that future performance evaluations are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

    Employee Name Signature Date

    The above statements are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned. WBH reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

    PHYSICAL AND / OR MENTAL DEMANDS FOR THIS POSITION:

    Check box as appropriate

    Physical activities in relation to the time on the job

    None or N/A

    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    2/3 or More

    Standing

    x

    Sitting

    x

    Walking

    x

    Manual dexterity (fine motor control)

    x

    Reach with hands and arms

    x

    Climb or balance

    x

    Stoop, kneel or crouch

    x

    Talk

    x

    Repetitive movement

    x

    Physical Demand

    (Check box as appropriate)

    Sedentary

    Light

    Light Medium

    Medium

    Heavy

    Very Heavy

    Lifting, Pushing, Pulling

    < 5 lbs.

    10 lbs.

    10-20 lbs.

    40-80 lbs.

    80-120 lbs.

    < 120 lbs.

    Occasional (up to 1/3)

    x

    Frequent

    x

    Constant (2/3 or more)

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Close

    Distance

    Color Vision

    Peripheral

    Depth

    Able to Focus

    Vision Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Telephone

    Face to Face

    Close Proximity

    Distant

    Hearing Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    Mental Functioning Incidence (Check box / only as they apply)

    Rarely / Never

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Always

    Follows well defined, prescribed rules, guidelines and / or directions; exercises limited judgment

    x

    Simple decision making

    x

    Exercises some amount of decision-making affecting the work of others

    x

    Processes complex information and provides assessments, evaluative data and / or decisions

    x

    Must interact cooperatively as part of a team to complete daily assignments

    x

    The Work Environment & Physical Demands are intended to describe working conditions for the majority of the work performed in this position but may vary based on department needs.

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