Clinical Informaticist I - Pharmacy

Universal Health Services   •  

King Of Prussia, PA

Less than 5 years

Posted 332 days ago

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At UHS, we're looking for exceptional people whoshare our vision and values, whoshare our focus on hard work, enthusiasm, teamwork, loyalty, trust andcooperation. We've embraced these traits and built a team of employees who consistently work to achieve the highest level of service excellence. People are our most valuable resource at UHS as we are committed to providing high quality acute care and behavioral health services to residents of the communities we serve. We are equally committed to offering our employees unlimited opportunity in an environment that encourages professional development.

Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

The Corporate IS Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Clinical Informaticist-Pharmacy.

Develops Implements, and support the maintenance of medication-related data within Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), e-prescribing, telepharmacy, bedside bar coding, electronic medication administration records (eMARs), automated dispensing cabinets, inventory management systems, smart pumps, robotic IV automation as part of the UHS Enterprise (Acute Care Hospitals to stand-alone pharmacies).  Leverages technology skills and applied expertise as a pharmacist to maximize Electronic Health Record (EHR) functionality leading to an increase in patient safety for UHS information systems.   Interacts closely with the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), corporate Information Technology (IT) team, corporate pharmacy, and corporate nursing to support new projects, optimize existing EHR design and expand innovations for our technology platforms.    


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as liaison to facility representatives to investigate and resolve customer service issues.
  • Provides leadership in development, establishing ownership and maintaining work teams.
  • Collaborates with UHS corporate physicians to address specific customer needs and resolve issues.
  • Coaches and mentors team members and acts as a professional role model.
  • Contributes to performance evaluation of team staff members as needed.
  • Communicates and provides rationale for decisions to other UHS corporate and facility staff.
  • Identifies educational needs and collaborates with education team to design and implement end user education.
  • Provides mechanisms for soliciting ongoing feedback from users and responds and follows-up with concerns in a timely manner.
  • Keeps management well informed of activities, needs, problems.
  • Develops and maintains communication flows that exceed customer expectations.
  • Plans, facilitates, and evaluates improvements to operational workflow and processes in collaboration with facility clinical leadership.
  • Maximizes effectiveness of applications by understanding available functionality, options and possible alternatives for software in production.
  • Formulates reports, collects and analyzes data to identify trends that improve organizational performance and clinical outcomes.
  • Develops and makes recommendations to modify policies and procedures impacted by information systems.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of trends and issues in healthcare, clinical (Pharmacy) practice, healthcare informatics and Joint Commission standards.
  • Articulates how new technology will impact current processes and procedures for the organization.


Position Requirements:

  • Licensed pharmacist, Doctorate Degree with 1–3 years experience or Masters Degree with * 3-5 years experiencerequired.
  • Strong working knowledge of hospital pharmacy operations (3+ years preferred).
  • Working knowledge of Cerner PharmNet (3+ years preferred).
  • Knowledge and understanding of working in a multi-site environment (Preferred).
  • Working knowledge of pharmacy and clinical information systems application design, development, implementation, enhancement, support methods and practices.
  • Ability to work with end users to determine software specifications and process improvement workflows.
  • Ability to create system documentation, project plans, test scripts and education materials.
  • Working knowledge of project management methodology, change control, quality and system performance methods and metrics.
  • General familiarity of end user practices, concepts and terminology sufficient to support the clinical applications.
  • Language proficiency in English, with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Project managementexperiencepreferred.
  • Requires strong analytical, statistical skills, and interpretive abilities to make recommendations for improvements or changes.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to resolve complex clinical, people, process and technology issues.
  • Requires the ability to act independently and complete projects from beginning to end with minimal supervision
  • Professional demeanor and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff on clinical and information technology matters and on policy and procedural matters.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects.