Clinical Informatics Specialist II

EvergreenHealth - Kirkland, WA (29 days ago)

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Functions as a liaison between EvergreenHealth’s clinical areas and the IT department. This includes the primary responsibility of determining the needs and requirements for clinical applications in acute, ambulatory and home care settings. Works with staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals. Performs workflow analysis of multidisciplinary healthcare provider activities, and translates into optimal system design and content for organizational and unit-based practice.
Minimum Qualifications

License, Certification, Education or Experience:REQUIRED for the position:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare and/or Information Sciences or Licensed Healthcare professional (RN, RT, PT, etc.)
  • Five years of direct work experience in an acute care, ambulatory or home care setting
  • Medical terminology and understanding of workflows
  • Must be proficient and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Cerner and/or McKesson applications or other EMR
  • Adept at persuading and training physicians and staff to adopt new workflows and tools, requiring strong knowledge of change management
  • Knowledge of adult learning and training methods
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Strong and sound competency in mapping real-life nursing and physician practices to informatics applications
  • Strong knowledge of systems analysis, workflow planning, gathering business requirements and transforming them into functional specifications
  • Broad knowledge of healthcare operations and associate technologies
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and healthcare guides
  • Excellent ability to translate technical terminology for consumption by non-technical audiences
  • Good familiarity with project management, quality assurance, and information systems design
  • Awareness of current IT security standards, applicable privacy laws, JCAHO accreditation standards
  • Ability to lead and recommend documentation strategy changes to meet current safety and quality trends
DESIRED for the position:
  • Experience with Cerner