Clinical Informatics Specialist II

 
Position: Clinical Informatics Specialist II

Job ID: 148439

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: CANCER & HEMATOLOGY QUALTY TC

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Clinical Informatics Specialist II – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will produce the optimal design, development, evaluation, and support for clinical technology solutions that are utilized by care providers, ensuring that systems are consistent with professional standards of practice. You will integrate nursing, computer, and information science to manage and communicate data into clinical practice improvements.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate the evaluation, selection, planning, development, and implementation of clinical systems
  • Establish the need for new systems or updates to enhance clinical practice and develop specifications that will support the design and implementation across the organization
  • Assess, analyze, and translate clinical needs into the development of appropriate clinical systems
  • Analyze the impact and overall functioning of applications on patient care and clinical staff using process improvement methodology, workflow/process redesign, and project management
  • Minimize work flow changes during system transitions
  • Collaborate and communicate between multiple departments, including partnering with training teams to identify and resolve education gaps and provide ongoing support
  • Serve as a resource for clinical staff regarding clinical information systems
  • Clarify needs, prioritize requests, and recommend technology design with clinicians, leaders, etc
  • Act as a liaison between clinicians and Information Services and work to update clinical information systems, troubleshoot problems, and coordinate events
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and improve efficiencies
  • Design and execute reports with appropriate and up-to-date technical information for distribution among various departments
  • Conduct shadow charting and job shadowing to determine clinical system effectiveness
  • Participate in EMR Councils for the purpose of integrating clinical systems, workflow analysis, and optimization/standardization
  • Organize performance improvement, quality, and patient safety initiatives
  • Formulate reports for the trending, tracking, and analysis of clinical systems data
  • Develop and maintain tools that provide optimal user efficiency
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams and key stakeholders to execute clinical technology projects within defined parameters and deadlines
  • Act as project team member and possible lead role in project initiatives
  • Implement auditing and reviewing processes for the definition, collection, and examination of metrics that relate to project goals


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration, nursing, or other related field
  • License as an RN, NP, PNP-BC, NNP, FNP, RCP, OT, PT, or RPH is compulsory
  • Certification in Informatics preferred
  • 1 year experience in informatics
  • EPIC certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of current clinical practices and computing systems, interfaces, and current standard software is necessary


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