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Specialist, Clinical Informatics

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Full Time
6 days ago
Position Summary
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Specialist, Clinical Informatics leads and promotes the integration of information technologies and clinical change initiatives that automate and/or enhance evidence-based clinical practices, access to patient/client information and clinical documentation via Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in collaboration with clinical leaders, service and program managers and directors, physicians, and staff. As an integral member of a regional multi-disciplinary IT team, the Specialist, Clinical Informatics works to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and meaningful use of an EMR system throughout NH programs and services. The role provides clinical subject matter expertise at all stages of the system life cycle, translates clinical requirements, leads teams, and contributes to project planning, budgets, and implementation schedules. The role also participates in recruitment and provides coaching, supervision, and evaluation of staff. The Specialist, Clinical Informatics serves as the liaison between clinical areas and IT, and accurately and promptly analyzes, prioritizes, and translates user needs and requests to clinical information systems. This includes facilitating communication amongst end users, identifying and articulating gaps between clinical business processes and systems and facilitates the analysis, design, building and maintenance of clinical content within systems.

Starting salary will be approximately from $80,935 to $101,168 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualfications
• Bachelor's degree in a health care or health informatics discipline.
• For regulated health care professional candidates current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial College or Association is required.
• Relevant professional development in areas of IM/IT, process improvement, change management, project management, group facilitation.
• Five (5) to seven (7) years recent, related experience in clinical operations and/or clinical systems facilitation.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Candidates with current Digital Health Canada membership and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems - Canada CPHIMS-CA Certification are preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a health care or health informatics discipline.
• For regulated health care professional candidates current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial College or Association is required.
• Relevant professional development in areas of IM/IT, process improvement, change management, project management, group facilitation.
• Five (5) to seven (7) years recent, related experience in clinical operations and/or clinical systems facilitation.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Candidates with current Digital Health Canada membership and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems - Canada CPHIMS-CA Certification are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to guide, coach, teach, and promote a learning environment and continuous quality improvement.
• Strong documentation skills and demonstrated ability to develop detailed clinical or technical documentation, training aides and how-to documents, and track work activities or issues documentation.
• Intermediate computer skills and ability to work comfortably with spreadsheets, presentations, diagramming and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word).
• Ability to foster innovation throughout complex evolutionary change.
• Ability to see connections between issues, events and data points and to think clearly around complex systems, bridging community issues and regional and provincial activities.
• Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
• Proven ability to manage diverse groups and individuals through change initiatives and be able to resolve issues that arise throughout the process.
• Superior small and large group facilitation skills and individual coaching skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to foster collaborative partnerships using a team approach.
• High level of motivation with a positive attitude and high degree of flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
• Strong organizational skills and experience in project management; ability to organize and prioritize work and balance multiple activities concurrently.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability and willingness to travel.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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Health Care