DIRECTOR CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Methodist Health System   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 45 days ago

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Job Purpose:

 The Director of Clinical Informatics is a system leader responsible for integrating the clinician technology experience with information systems, clinical operations along with quality and patient safety improvement.  The Methodist IMP@CT team (Informatics Maximizing Patient safety and Clinical Transformation) is a key part of the effort to create a multi-disciplinary workflow analysis and re-design team with the goal of creating safe, efficient and effective clinical transformation into the advanced use of the Methodist Health System enterprise EMR.

This position reports to the Chief Medical Informatics Officer and is reflective of the growth and importance of clinical informatics at Methodist.   The Director will have a budget and operational oversight responsibilities for the 18 FTE Clinical Informatics department, which encompasses five pharmacy informaticists, five physician informatics educators and eight clinical informaticists. 

Job Requirements: 

Master's or Doctorate degree in healthcare informatics preferred.  Equivalent work experience (5-10 years) can replace and is preferred to the educational requirement. 

Graduate from accredited school of nursing or other allied health professional degree preferred but not required.   

Related Work Experience and Other Skills:  

 

  •  This position requires extensive exposure to inpatient hospital workflow, clinical protocol development, CPOE implementation, and other set governance. Experience with all perspectives of advanced EMR projects (user, administrator, consultant, leader, trainer, etc) will be extremely helpful in this role.
  • 3-5 years of experience implementing and supporting electronic record applications (CPOE) is preferred.
  • Prior clinical work experience and management experience strongly preferred.

Other Considerations: 

  •   A high level of analytical ability is required to find solutions for using Meditech CPOE and clinical documentation to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
  • Very strong interpersonal and leadership skills are essential for this position.  The successful candidate will be diplomatic but assertive.  He/she will be effective with the variety of informatics stakeholders represented in typical interdisciplinary process improvement teams.
  • Maintains a professional approach in all situations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and business information.
  • A high level of analytical ability is required to find solutions for using Meditech CPOE and clinical documentation to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Job Roles: 

 

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage many jobs at one time, balancing resources, priorities, deadlines and time.  The work is highly technical and the incumbent is often required to work independently.  Demonstrates the ability to personally complete all aspects of a project.
  • Understands and is able to articulate user needs and problems and determines the feasibility of solutions.  Uses clinical knowledge and hospital experience to assist in supporting clinical applications.  Maybe called upon as a technical resource for other project teams.
  • Communicates with project leaders, other analysts, clinical leadership and users to develop system requirements and solutions
  • Develops clinical protocols and documentation specifications using evidence-based medicine through consensus building with physicians and other clinical departments.
  • Develops and performs a feedback loop for assessing the effectiveness of protocols and updates that may be needed
  • Mentors team members as necessary and informs leadership team of all events pertaining to the operations of assigned applications and projects.
  • Maintains current, detailed system documentation for assigned applications
  • Strives to achieve accurate, reliable, and timely service