Clinical Informaticist Full Time Days
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: July 31, 2019
Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital
classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility
with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based
Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides
a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute
care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery,
neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as
well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
GENERAL DUTIES:The Clinical Informaticist role provides a liaison
between clinical workflows and information technology in the
implementation, optimization and ongoing support of clinical
systems involved with the electronic health record (EHR) and
associated technologies. The Clinical Informaticist is responsible
for workflow transformation, assessment, planning, design,
re-design, validation, testing, evaluation, end user training,
implementation support, optimization, and adoption of clinical
applications and processes. Focus is on being the advocate and
change agent for hospital leaders and clinicians to ensure maximum
benefit of the EHR (and associated technologies) and its associated
technologies. Reports to the Director, Clinical Informatics
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: Communication
? Works with hospital leadership, department managers, clinicians,
and physicians to facilitate problem-solving and ongoing
? Assists Information Services with communicating system downtime
to end users and serves as resource for activities associated with
? Provides status updates to the Director, Clinical Informatics
regarding end user adoption and sustainment of EHR and associated
? Leads and participates in meetings/committees for communication
of status updates ? i.e. project, adoption, and sustainment.
? Effectively communicates changes in standard, practice, or
functionality to affected end users. Consistently closes the
? Performs on-going training for development of super-users, end
users and new hires.
? Ensure training materials are updated to reflect current
practice/workflow and competency.
? Collaborates with department leadership/clinical
managers/educators/education department in the development and
provision of new hire (employees and contractors) EHR (and
associated technologies) training.
? Identifies and assess on-going end user training needs and
participates/provides re- training as needed.
? Develops and revises training material/course curricula and
facilitates distribution of training material.
? Works with Tenet Corporate to ensure updates are incorporated
into training and provided just in time on an ongoing
? Facilitates ongoing EHR/clinical application initiatives while
being an advocate for end users (Medical Staff, Nursing, Ancillary,
other clinicians, care providers/hospital staff,
? Subject Matter Expert on EHR and associated technologies?
functionality and coordination with clinical workflows.
? Recognizes and recommends solutions to improve clinical
? Assist with identification, development and revision of policies
and procedures related to clinical system workflows and
processes.Optimization and Support
? Responsible for issue identification, escalation and final
? On-going support and development of super users.
? Acts as an Information Technology liaison and provides on-going
support to end users (Medical Staff, Nursing, Ancillary, other care
providers/hospital staff, patients/family) to ensure clinical
application and workflow needs are met.
? Organizational change management experience. Functions as a
change agent and assists end users/stakeholders (Medical Staff,
Nursing, Ancillary, other care providers/hospital staff,
patients/family) with identifying cause and solution of EHR (and
associated technologies) application issues/problems.
? Manages hospital change request process.
? Demonstrated project management successQuality/Service
? Facilitates the implementation of Tenet clinical information
systems and workflow in accordance with Tenet standards.
? Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with
physicians, clinicians, hospital administrators, ancillary
departments and others to ensure that EHR and other clinical
initiatives support patient-centered best practices.
? Provides interdisciplinary leadership throughout the
organizations on all clinical initiatives that support Tenet
standards and goals.
? Work with clinical departments to evaluate processes and
workflows impacted by clinical systems.
? Ability to: see the big picture and still focus on the day-to-day
details, work on several complex issues at the same time, and work
effectively individually and as part of a team.
? Ability to consistently meet customer service standards.
? Functions as a clinical application subject matter expert and
analyzes the EHR (and associated technologies? potential impact on
current/future state workflows, clinical practice, patient care,
operations, polices, and procedures.
? Preforms workflow analysis, design, redesign, and documentation.
Creates current and future state
workflows that support the clinical application.
? Evaluates clinical workflow for compliance to clinical
? Ensures accuracy of data, work, and information.
? Attends relevant committee meetings as assigned.
? Member of Hospital Committees that pertain to the EHR and
? Ensures appropriate use of the clinical systems by end users.
? Strives to continuously improve operations through quality
improvement and sustained results.
? Evaluate adoption of clinical systems by hospital staff and
implement activities to enhance adoption.
? Ensures Meaningful Use compliance.
? Assists in monitoring and reporting of outcomes, metrics,
Meaningful Use and other quality related data.
? Serves as a resource to assist with monitoring and improving
system quality initiatives.
? Ensures department leadership is knowledgeable in the use of
reports for monitoring compliance, quality and performance
? Bachelor?s degree in a clinical specialty, information technology
or other Healthcare related field or commiserate experience
? Minimum of 2-5 years clinical and/or healthcare informatics or
clinical application analyst experience
? Excellent communication skill. Must be proficient in the English
language (reading, writing, and speaking)
? Good understanding of clinical workflows and integration of
? Competent user of Microsoft Office products ? including Excel and
? Collaborative ? works well with others
? Vision ? sees the big picture and enjoys bringing that vision to
? Self ? motivated, able to: work independently with minimal
supervision, problem solve and multitask
? Work schedule flexibility ? training and support may be required
on weekends, evenings and night
? Ability to work with diverse groups
? Excellent organizational, presentation, communication,
facilitation, and leadership skills. Ability to present the
material clearly and with confidence
? Cerner experience highly preferred
? Previous experience with informatics (i.e. super user, testing,
? Hospital leadership experience
? Experienced in adult training/education and instructional design
of an EHR and clinical applications highly preferred
? Experience with implementing clinical applications across a
project life cycle, including planning, designing, testing,
educating and supporting functions
? Working EHR knowledge (Clinical documentation, Computerized
Provider Order Entry, Electronic Medication Administration, Barcode
? Experience with or willingness to speak in front of audiences in
order to train or educate, as well as experience with giving
one-on-one support to clinical end-users as well as other duties as
Job: NursingPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaFacility:
Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: Full-timeShift Type: Days
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