Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for the assessment, planning, training, implementation, evaluation and optimization of clinical informatics projects/initiatives. The clinical Informaticist serves as the primary interface between clinical staff, allied health, business, compliance, quality and information technology to ensure interdisciplinary project/initiative coordination and standardization. The Clinical Informaticist also participates in selection, facilitation, communication, development, testing, training and planning for system implementations and integration with other Harris Health initiatives. The Clinical Informaticist is knowledgeable about clinical workflows & operational processes, relevant regulatory mandates, and principles of quality/safety improvement. The Clinical Informaticist ensures technology, project/initiatives are planned and implemented using evidence-based practices for planning, understanding, guiding, and delivering responsible clinical care resulting in quality patient outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Bachelors of Nursing or equivalent clinical degree or Masters in Informatics

Licenses & Certification: Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) preferred

Work Experience: Three (3) years of Clinical or Healthcare experience; Two (2) years of Informatics experience

Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C., Typing

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Excellent interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. Evidence of ability to function with a high degree of independence while actively collaborating with inter-disciplinary health care members providing care for highly complex patients. Excellent analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and skills in quality improvement methodologies. Knowledge of clinical processes. Knowledge of inpatient, emergency center, procedural workflow areas for clinical care. Knowledge of mandates of regulatory and accrediting bodies. Knowledge of workflow mapping for current state and future state processes. Knowledge of current literature that impacts technology/information needs as well as financial management.

Equipment Operated: Computer, copier, printer, phone

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