Clinical Informatics Specialist

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job Description

The role of the Clinical Informatics Specialist is to act as a champion for physicians and clinicians to facilitate a common understanding of information system needs, end user processes, and alignment with organizational goals meeting any regulatory, compliance or work process needs. Under the direction of the IT management, the Clinical Informatics Specialist works collaboratively with all levels of clinical care providers and operational leaders to implement and sustain acceptable protocols for care and compliance with standards of practice. This resource will establish and manage clinical process optimization, information standardization, education, and communication activities related to the electronic health record. The Clinical Informatics Specialist is responsible for training and support to all levels of direct patient care providers in the proper, effective and efficient use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and any supporting applications or devices. This resource will provide mentoring and develop user expertise on application utilization, ensuring quality patient care outcomes. The Clinical Informatics Specialist is responsible for project coordination of clinical transformation initiatives and execution of deliverables related to various clinical committees and workgroups and serves as IT Clinical Informatics representative to other STPH and Partner committees and workgroups. This resource will provide leadership for project defined teams, clinicians and physicians using team building and facilitation expertise. The Clinical Informatics specialist will participate in the community of Informatics by working with STPH and partner facility leadership and peers to ensure STPH clinical processes are well considered and supported.

Minimum Qualifications: BS in Nursing required; Masters in Nursing or Clinical Informatics or Nurse Practitioner preferred. Current Louisiana Licensure with three to five years of acute care hospital experience with a sound understanding of clinical practices and workflow processes. Interest and ability to understand integration between technology and process. Understand pertinent Regulatory guidelines. Possess strong personal computer skills and a knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Must have excellent skills in problem solving, verbal and written communication, and presentations. Detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task and effect change. Ability to coordinate and prioritize information and activities and effectively educate and present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process. The preferred candidate will have 2 or more years of experience developing, implementing, supporting and training clinical applications. Ability to be a facilitator for change and a critical thinker; capable of working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to integrate clinical applications into the daily practice of delivering patient care. Preferred clinical application is Epic.

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 20 pounds is required.

Physical Effort required: Constant (67%-100%) handling/feeling, talking, hearing, seeing,

Frequently (34%-66%) -

Occasionally (1%-33%) lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping, crouching, reaching,

Employment Type



8:30a - 5:00p

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