Clinical Informatics Specialist II

 
Position: Clinical Informatics Specialist II

Job ID: 164165

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NURSING - CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8 am 5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research toaccelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it trulyshowsinthesmilesofourpatient families,employees andour numerousaccoladessuchas being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation byU.S.News& World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s BestPlacestoWorkfortenconsecutiveyears.    Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas MedicalCenter with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological ResearchInstitute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, acomprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital WestCampus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital TheWoodlands,the firsthospitaldevotedtochildren’s carefor communitiesnorthof Houston.Wehavealsocreatedthenation’sfirstHMOforchildren,establishedthelargestpediatric primarycarenetworkinthecountryanda globalhealth programthat ischannelingcare tochildrenandwomenalloverthe world.TexasChildren’sHospital isalso academically affiliatedwithBaylor CollegeofMedicine,oneof thelargest,mostdiverseandsuccessfulpediatricprogramsinthenation.    To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.     Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

Summary:

We are searching for a Clinical Informatics Specialist II -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will utilize the knowledge and skills of clinical practice to lead the optimal design, development, evaluation, and support of clinical technology solutions utilized by care providers, ensuring that systems are consistent with professional standards of practice.  Integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge into clinical practice improvements.

 

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Responsibilities :

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in the planning and strategic development of clinical systems. Coordinates the evaluation, selection, planning, development, and implementation of clinical systems. Establishes the need for new systems or updates to existing systems to support and enhance clinical practice and develops specifications that will support the design and implementation across the organization.
  • Translates end user needs into system optimizations. Serves as a resource for clinical staff regarding clinical information systems. Collaborates with clinical staff to optimize systems through ongoing enhancements, partnership with training teams to identify and resolve educational gaps, provision of information related to quality outcomes, and provides ongoing support to achieve organizational goals.
  • Provides ongoing management of clinical informatics systems. Acts as a liaison between clinicians and the Information Services and collaborates to update the clinical information systems, troubleshoot hardware/software problems, and coordinate downtime events. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and improve efficiencies associated with clinical systems and related workflows.
  • Supports the improvement of clinical outcomes and clinician efficiency. Coordinates performance improvement, quality, and patient safety initiatives as related to clinical practice and information systems. Designs and formulates reports for the trending, tracking, and analysis of clinical systems data.
  • Management of complex simultaneous projects. Collaborates and communicates with the multidisciplinary team and key stakeholders to formulate and execute clinical technology projects within defined parameters and deadlines. Plays an active role as a project team member and may assume a leadership role in project initiatives.


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration, nursing or another related field
  • Licenses/Certifications: RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nurse Licensure Compact, NP - Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, PNP-BC - Cert-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, NNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, FNP - Cert-Family Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, CP - Lic- Respiratory Care – RCP by the Texas Department of State Health Services, OT - Occupational Therapist by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, PT - Physical Therapist by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, RPH – Pharmacist by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Preferred EPIC certification and proficiency and a Certification in Informatics
  • Required 5 years’ experience in hospital information systems selection, implementation, and support, or specific clinical experience in nursing, respiratory care, occupational/physical therapy, or pharmacy and 1 year experience in an informatics job role. Preferred 3 years information systems related experience such as superuser, information systems-related committees, or go-live support for information systems


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