POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Informaticist demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for informatics, supporting the Health Informatics Department vision and strategic goals of CHRISTUS Health. The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for assisting in the operation and administration of clinical information systems, collaborating with clinical associates to enhance their workflow methodology and tools. Maintains an end-user centric focus when contributing to the system; analysis, testing, documentation, education, implementation and support activities to enhance technology adoption and efficiencies to improve patient safety. This position is exempt.
Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues across the enterprise to drive strategic goals and vision for department and CHRISTUS Health
Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues to focus on standardized best practice workflow processes and clinical content to ensure alignment across all regions, to create efficiencies to improve patient safety
Participate with MEDITECH knowledge transfer and best practice dissemination across regions
Assess clinicians for maximization, efficient, and effective use of clinical information systems (i.e.Meditech) as it relates to patient care, user satisfaction, clinical productivity and quality outcomes
Collaborate with Health Informatics colleagues in the development and/or revision of initiatives or programs related to data collection, retrieval, analysis and interpretation to assist in optimizing patient outcomes and/or effectiveness and efficiency
Understand and articulate the "connections" and links between and throughout department work related to Meditech and other clinical applications
Identify and implement improvement opportunities with workflow processes and clinical information system as it relates to the practice of clinicians/providers
Provide end-user support to clinicians, using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
Demonstrate sound understanding of clinical practice as it pertains to the integration of clinical information systems and impact on end users
Lead training efforts of clinicians/providers in the use of clinical systems and tools to
support patient care
Identify associate education and competency needs in the use of electronic tools for
Assure the development of an appropriate education and competency
Provide on-going end user clinical system education and support, with all upgrades, new
releases, and enhanced functionality
Perform data maintainer responsibilities for (as assigned) MEDITECH module or system
Maintain a working knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, and private laws and regulations for all states in which CHRISTUS Health is present in relation to clinical documentation and electronic medical records
Communicate to all clinical end users, system changes with/or new functionality,workflow process changes, downtime procedures etc.
Identify opportunities for system enhancement/optimization utilizing identified change management process
Create and support robust super-user program within the region
Responsible for Meaningful Use attestation data collection and monitoring of noncompliance and escalate through proper chain of command
Foster relationships with regional management and other departments such as IM, Quality, Case Management, Revenue Cycle and Finance to ensure efficient, effective communication and work to meet financial requirements
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.