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Providence Clinical Informatics Specialist in Texas

Description

This position is remote and can sit in the footprint of Providence in the states of AK, WA, OR, CA and TX. We have a preferred location of Missoula, MT or Spokane, WA for travel to site in those regions.

Providence is seeking a Clinical Informatics Specialist who will:

  • Be a subject matter expert that works independently to support laboratory components of the EHR, clinical decision support and laboratory specific information systems associated with laboratory testing.

  • Participate in a collaborative effort with key contributors and other informatics lab specialists, to design and develop effective laboratory workflow, operational processes and system functions to drive optimal outcomes and efficiencies.

  • Support leadership decision making by data gathering and conducting sophisticated analysis.

  • Implement change to align with patient safety, strategic and regulatory goals and is effective communicator for varying audiences from clinicians to executive leadership and vendors.

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with key contributors, which include system and operational leadership, front line staff, governance groups, multi-disciplinary staff, and vendors.

  • Collaborate to prioritize demands, set appropriate expectations, establish appropriate metrics and targets, and manage change implementation.

In this position you will:

  • Provide technical and application expertise and recommend processes and/or procedures for enhancements, and modifications to improve existing laboratory information systems.

  • Respond to improvement needs in the functional operation of the laboratory computer systems.

  • Collaborate and document system design and workflow processes of system needs for clinical and laboratory management, staff, and providers.

  • Function as a liaison between laboratory stakeholders and the system build teams.

  • Provide technical and application expertise to design, analyze, and optimize clinical and laboratory information systems.

  • Ensure system design, achieve Health System objectives of standardization, integration, and efficiency and supports compliance with policies and procedures, legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Share knowledge and expertise with team members.

  • Work collaboratively with the education team to develop change communication and training materials. Obtain approval where required.

  • Perform routine maintenance when appropriate; assist with testing updates and new releases prior to production use.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Frequent travel among facilities is required. Occasional travel among PSJH regions is required. A valid driver's license, care license, and a reliable vehicle for transportation throughout the region is required. Employee may be required to work on-call, after hours and variable shifts and weekends.

  • Demonstrate compliance with all system and departmental policies and procedures. Maintain compliance with annual safety and competency testing.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Effective written communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care

  • Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines

  • Knowledge of the use of health information technology to improve the laboratory and related processes (eg. electronic medical records, laboratory information systems, CPOE, laboratory-provider links, etc.).

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in informatics, laboratory science, medical technology or related science or equivalent educ/experience

  • 3 years or related experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Science, or Medical Laboratory Technician certification upon hire

  • 1 year of Technology related certification and proficiency upon hire

  • Familiarity with systems and applications. Training in laboratory informatics/administration or equivalent. Advanced computer hardware and software expertise

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 137477
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Informatics
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Business Professional
Department: 4011 SS IS CI SYS OPS
Address: MT Missoula 500 W Broadway

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.