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Clinical Informatics Specialist

Company: Ascension Health
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

Normally Mon - Fri 8a-5p. Hours will flex with end user support, go-lives, downtime, etc. & may require off shifts (including night shift & weekends 8 or 12 hr. shifts). Travel required to hospital locations within the health system.This role will work between hospitals in the organization - travel between facilities is required.

Join a team that is transforming healthcare delivery with technology!

At Ascension, we are working hard to change the way healthcare is delivered - to be more person-centric, caregiver-friendly, insight-led and digital-first. We are doing this by bringing modern architecture, design thinking, advanced analytics and automation to healthcare. In order to achieve our vision, we are in the process of building a world class technology team in an environment that inspires innovation, creativity and bold aspirations. We are looking for proven Health Information Technology (HIT) leaders and thinkers to help build and lead an extraordinary team that has the potential to change healthcare at one of the largest mission-driven healthcare institutions in the country, and set the tone for the future of the industry itself.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Technologies, you will have the opportunity to transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. This position analyzes, manages and communicates health information through clinical information systems and applications.

+ Conducts analysis of clinical and organizational needs. Identifies, designs and evaluates clinical information systems and applications. Recruits clinicians for work groups. Meets with clinicians for competency validation. Participates in the development of organizational policies and initiatives related to collecting, managing and communicating clinical information.

+ Ensures information systems policies, procedures and technologies comply with applicable laws and regulations. Designs and delivers training materials to educate users about information technologies.

+ Participates in EMR design, build, implementation and training for new providers or practices. Acts as an agent of change to help promote organization adoption of EMR and workflow to optimize patient safety and experience.

What You Will Need


+ High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Experience working in interdisciplinary teams with proven ability to collaborate with management, medical staff and employees at all levels within the organization, using a customer-focused approach to gain information to improve services.

+ Strong analytical ability to solve complex problems.

+ Detail orientation and time management skills.

+ Knowledge of clinical practice settings and clinical workflow in a hospital setting.

+ Troubleshooting skills to find solutions to difficult human, clinical or administrative problems

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree in healthcare informatics, nursing, or other related field. Registered Nurse (RN) or other similar clinical designation.

+ Experience with mapping clinical and operational workflows using workflow diagramming tools.

+ 3 years desired of technical experience in a healthcare or business environment preferred.

+ Experience in systems analysis/programming, customer service, vendor information, information systems, and/or project management.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension Health, Austin , Clinical Informatics Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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