The clinical informaticist of continuous improvement has direct accountability to collaborate, coordinate and integrate clinical knowledge, workflows and information technology to design solutions that improve clinical care and quality measures, meet regulatory requirements, and drive EHR/HIT changes in support of priority organizational initiatives. This role focuses on the EHR/HIT aspects of large projects and initiatives as prioritized by the Service Lines, domains, and care settings. Responsible for and/or coordinates across teams to plan, design, test, implement and measure effect and/or outcomes. Expert in the applicable clinical content pertaining to the Service Line, domain or care setting and is responsible for standardization and optimization of clinical content (documentation, order sets, smart sets, etc.).
Works with program managers of clinical content and clinical decision support to maintain content standards; flexes to aid EHR/HIT training and support as needed.
Partners within the Service Lines with clinical practice leaders, quality & patient safety leads, data consultants, and business relationship managers to solve complex care and operations challenges while supporting Service Line growth.
Combines continuous improvement principles and practices with informatics concepts, methods, and tools to promote safe and effective use of information technologies to support Service Line and Care Setting high priority EHR/HIT initiatives.
The clinical informatics continuous improvement role applies their broad knowledge of healthcare processes to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in clinical practice and health care operations while remaining focused on the interaction of people, processes and technology for the complete and accurate delivery of information needed for efficient, high quality and safe patient care.
This role collaborates across organization (service lines, domains, and care settings, academic and community) and across the continuum of care to facilitate a common understanding and utilization of intelligent health information solutions, clinician processes, workflows and content to support the health care mission, vision and cross-organization goals including academic research and training.
Serves as a champion and catalyst for effective practice change. Able to manage high pace work environment and adapt well with competing priorities and ambiguity. Adept use of critical thinking skills and careful attention to details within complex projects.
This role helps operations in prioritization of EHR/HIT needs and adheres to defined change processes in operations and IT. The continuous improvement clinical informaticist accurately identifies stakeholders and communicates clearly and effectively across the organization.
The role assesses the usability of EHR/HIT (electronic health record/health information technology) through observations, continuous evaluation and testing.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Health related field or extensive applicable experience, Epic certification in at least one Epic application, minimally Clinical Content application or able to obtain within one year.
6 years academic care setting in nursing or clinical area of experience.
Proven process improvement and/or project management experience in an academic clinical practice setting.
High project and change management skills; Effective team facilitator.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills. Understanding of care delivery operations and business operations;
High interpersonal skills, respect of peers, and ability to stand up under pressure;
Ability to manage multiple projects and competing demands;
Personal commitment to prescribed learning process;
Excellent communication and presentation skills; Negotiation and leadership skills;
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
Excellent customer service skills and communication skills,
Proficient in the English language,
Demonstrated ability to manage projects, people and time effectively;
Good attention to detail; and ability to implement policies and procedures.
Knowledge of relevant corporate compliance laws, regulations and policies. Influence, project management and strategic thinking skills. Proven drive for results.
Master’s degree in Nursing or health informatics related field
Epic certification an additional applications such as; Ambulatory, Reporting or ClinDoc
Proven health care related informatics project experience in an academic ambulatory care setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of nursing and clinical practice setting workflows and scope of practice guidelines.
Internal Number: R0006436
About University of Minnesota Physicians
As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.