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Director Clinical Informatics

Job ID: 92366 Date posted: November 28, 2018

  • Sharp HealthCare
  • SHC Clinical Informatics
  • Executive Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time


Director Clinical Informatics – Sharp System Services
The Director of Clinical Informatics will oversee the implementation and deployment of clinical information systems as it relates to the hospital EMR across the health care system.  The Director Clinical Informatics will deploy training and support plans in conjunction with EMR training that assure both physician and staff ongoing adoption and use.  This role will guide the CI team in being aware of and developing a working knowledge of non-EMR clinical technology due to their effect on clinical workflow.  This role serves as primary change agent assessing and recommending system improvements supporting enhanced clinical operations. 
The Director Clinical Informatics will coordinate clinical informatics change management meetings focusing on system standardization and adoption of best practice sharing. The role demands multiple skill domains including knowledge of clinical operations, education, leadership, technology expertise, performance improvement, and patient safety.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in areas such as electronic medical records, clinical documentation, computerized order entry, results reporting and other clinical technology.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft operating systems and office tools.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related management experience required.
  • Must possess strong skills in project management, business and clinical process redesign, written and verbal communication, physician relations, and customer satisfaction.
  • Operational experience as a Manager or Director in a health system is preferred.
  • Education: 
    Master's Degree in Clinical Informatics, Nursing, Healthcare Information Systems, or related health care field required.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Works with IT, Clinical Staff and Physician Staff to insure that CIS/EMR implementations are optimized based on clinical workflow redesign, patient safety, and evidence-based medicine.
  • Participate in the system meetings regularly as directed.
  • Attends ISD Clinical Systems meetings
  • Assists in identifying and resolving any barriers to the adoption of all clinical technology in clinical practice.
  • Deploys plans and strategies for gaining physician and other healthcare providers' acceptance and ongoing use of CIS/EMR.
  • Facilitates performance improvement through effective use of information technology.
  • Designs, specifies, and helps implement CIS integration plans and strategies along with IS colleagues
  • Deploys system specific training programs for information systems used by clinical staff
  • Helps assess and recommend improvements to various business and clinical operations and work processes to drive clinical and operational performance excellence.
  • Coordinates clinical change management and workflow optimization strategies
  • Oversees with VP Clinical Informatics, the CMIO and entity informaticists, the prioritization of system enhancements and system configuration
  • Actively participates in system user groups meetings to oversee and optimize clinical practice
  • Completes special projects as assigned by VP Clinical Informatics
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Experienced with change management, project management and IS implementation experience.
  • Decisive, flexible, problem solver and results oriented with the ability and desire to achieve goals quickly.
  • Energetic, self-confident and persuasive.
  • Proven leadership abilities and a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare information systems.
  • Healthcare operations experience and the effective use of technology to improve patient care.
  • Customer focused and service oriented.
  • Proven management skills with a track record of mentoring and developing staff.
  • Effective presenter, and educator.
  • Comfortable presenting to senior management, physicians and all levels of staff.
  • Experience leading advanced clinical information systems implementations.
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt required, Green Belt or Black Belt preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills.
 Compensation and Benefits:
The position provides a very competitive compensation, including opportunity to participate in a management bonus incentive program along with a generous benefit package.
About Sharp HealthCare ~
Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services. Serving a population of approximately 3 million in San Diego County, Sharp has more than 18,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians on medical staffs, and operates 1,850 beds. Sharp HealthCare's workplace was honored by Forbes as one of the best in 2016 and 2017. In addition to the workplace honors, Sharp was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and one of the 100 Most Wired Organizations by World's Most Ethical Companies and Hospitals & Health Networks.
The Sharp Experience is our unique, system wide commitment to transforming the health care experience in San Diego by becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.
Since 2001, our team has been on an exciting journey to transform the health care experience. We are passionate about providing health care the way it should be.
With exceptional skill. With advanced technology. And especially, with kindness and empathy toward our patients and their loved ones. It is going beyond caring for people to caring about people. This is the extraordinary level of care we call The Sharp Experience.    
Physical Requirements:
Incumbent spends 5-6 hours per day sitting at desk, computer terminal or meeting table. Use telephone frequently; must be able to hear and speak clearly by telephone.
Additional Physical Requirements may be discussed during the interview
“Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.”

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“Sharp invests in the physical safety of its employees, unlike any other company I have worked with. They also are proactive in offering educational meetings that are relevant to the job we do. Management is fair and flexible with requested time off and there are plenty of opportunities to pick up extra shifts.”

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