The Clinical Informatics Specialist works under the direction of a more senior Clinical Informatics team member and uses their knowledge of provider and ancillary staff workflows, clinical informatics, and information technology to support and disseminate the strategic initiatives and vision for clinical applications and informatics projects as developed by the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). The employee develops and refines informatics strategies and vision that will allow Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to be more competitive by improving clinical outcomes, streamlining and optimizing clinical systems workflows and decreasing operational costs in collaboration with the CMIO. The employee facilitates communication and acts as an advocate and change agent across all levels of the organization to promote the adoption of new processes and technologies. Responsibilities include: provides clinical expertise and support in the planning, coordination and implementation of clinical application and informatics projects needed to support strategic business objectives.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist works with clinical leadership to identify and understand how clinical data and information can streamline workflow and patient care and improve outcomes and incorporate technology and informatics solutions into the strategic planning to achieve these objectives. Works with patient advocate leadership to identify and understand the needs and interests of patients that will promote their care and improve outcomes and incorporate technology and informatics solutions into the strategic planning to achieve these objectives. Assists in providing project team leadership and contributes to technical activities including system content building, system configuration and clinical end-user and patient-directed training for projects that involve the design and configuration of new and existing clinical and patient engagement applications such as RPCI’s electronic health record system and patient portal. Works to ensure that organization needs are adequately addressed, business objectives represented and decisions regarding system development/process changes are viable. Facilitates, manages and oversees the convening working groups consisting of key end-user representatives and stakeholders that will make critical system and workflow design decisions that support the needs of their constituencies. Assists in strategizing and providing direction into the timely and appropriate capture and utilization of clinical information into the electronic health record and other clinical application systems. Understands and incorporates into design recommendations and requirements the workflows that facilitate the timely capture of clinical and patient generated data and similarly the workflows of data custodians to facilitate the timely transfer and utilization of this data and information. Assists in facilitating the streamlined electronic capture of clinical data and information and targeted delivery to appropriate custodians of that information. Synthesizes and consolidates the collective needs of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to selectively identify the most relevant and effective information to solicit from patients to meet business needs and objectives. Serves as a clinician advocate and change agent to ensure maximum benefit in using technology and applications.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist assumes responsibility for workflow transformation which includes assessment, planning, design, re-design, validation, testing, evaluation, end-user training, implementation support, optimization, and adoption of clinical applications and processes. Assists to ensure that training content is developed by the IT training team and delivered to appropriate end-users across disciplines. Critically assesses and challenges workflow through ongoing analysis to identify improvement opportunity. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards. Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, reading current literature and participating in in-service meetings and workshops. Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed. Attends meetings as required. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in a health, computer science, or informatics related field; or a Master’s degree in a health, computer science, or informatics related field, and the equivalent of one year of full-time healthcare informatics and/or direct patient care experience in a healthcare delivery setting; or a Bachelor’s degree in a health, computer science, or informatics related field, and the equivalent of three years of full-time healthcare informatics and/or direct patient care experience in a healthcare delivery setting; or an Associates degree in a health, computer science, or informatics related field, and the equivalent of five years of full-time healthcare informatics and/or direct patient care experience in a healthcare delivery setting; or a High School diploma or High School Equivalency diploma with a diploma or certificate in a health, computer science, or informatics related field and the equivalent of seven years of full-time healthcare informatics and/or direct patient care experience in a healthcare delivery setting.
The preferred candidate will have leadership experience in a healthcare delivery setting, experience managing both multi-disciplinary clinical teams and project teams, working EHR knowledge, and experience in clinical workflow design or redesign. The candidate will all require proficient use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio.
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