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Health Information Specialist II

Company: Trinity Health
Location: Boise
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:Health Informatics (HI) is the specialty that integrates health care science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in clinical practice across the care continuum. Health informatics facilitates the integration of data, information, knowledge and wisdom to support patients and the health care team, in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished with information structures, information processes, and information technology.The goal of informatics is to improve the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals by optimizing information management and communication. These activities include the design and use of informatics solutions and technology to support all areas of health care delivery, including, but not limited to, the direct provision of care, establishing effective administrative systems, managing and delivering education experiences, enhancing lifelong learning, and supporting health care research.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's Degree in Health Informatics or related discipline required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree in Health Informatics or related discipline preferred. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of Health Informatics, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a Health Informatics or related role and experience with clinical information systems and health information technology. Certification from a national informatics certifying body preferred. Previous experience in evaluating the effectiveness of technologies and workflows that impact clinical usersESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Meets Health System's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care.The Health Informatics Specialist II may be assigned the responsibility for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level across the care continuum, or at the System level.The Health Informatics Specialist II: Supports the leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care across the care continuum. Uses informatics knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. Supports informatics practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Systematically evaluates current workflow and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise.Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate health care programs across the care continuum. Serves as an active member of the health informatics team. Promotes teamwork by keeping others informed, participating effectively in group decision making, working to accomplish team objectives and projects, and by soliciting feedback about one's effectiveness as a team member. Demonstrates proficient clinical practice skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills in support of transformational initiatives. Determines the most appropriate use of expertise in systems issues requiring intervention and quality and performance measures.Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure efficient, effective communication and coordination of activities to promote accountability. Facilitates educational activities related to health information software applications as appropriate. Functions as an internal consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services. Participates in implementation of clinical information and management systems.Understands system requirements and integrate them into development of health information technology systems as applicable. Prepares health information technology system evaluations for selection and use. Monitors outcome and evaluates user adoption of current and newly implemented health information technology and functionality. Leads/facilitates/attends focus groups and meetings as needed to strategize workflow issues.Applies knowledge, data, information and workflow in the development of evidence-based models for health information technology solutions. Applies appropriate methods of identifying information, business and technical requirements to meet user complex and unique health information and technology needs. Integrates decision support, clinical pathways and best practices into health information technology/eHealth systems, to enhance the delivery of care and workflows through the application of informatics processes. Establishes processes and mechanisms that obtain and respond to clinician feedback. Illustrates the impact of personal health records, patient-supplied data, patient portals and other patient-enabling technologies on clinical care. Integrates quality improvement and safety enhancing methodologies and tools in order to improve workflow processes, changes in health information technology, regulations, standards and evidence in a healthcare setting.Other duties as needed and assigned by the Manager, Regional or Medical Director, Health Informatics.Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior. Demonstrated knowledge and application of change management principles. Strong organizational skills with flexibility and ability to prioritize. Demonstrated knowledge and application of project management principles. Ability to gather and present information to support project management and related documentation.Ability to work independently and autonomously. Excellent ability to collaborate across departments and disciplines. Ability to interact professionally with internal/external staff, consultants and vendors.Ability to perform critical analysis and evaluation of health IT and recommends revision of clinical systems, processes, and workflow to ensure achievement of positive patient outcomes. Possesses an understanding of clinical treatment modalities, organization and administration of healthcare delivery systems, educational principles, clinical information systems, accreditation and regulatory standards, and program development.Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Excellent ability to collaborate across departments and disciplines.Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.About Saint Alphonsus:Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health. Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health, Boise , Health Information Specialist II, Healthcare , Boise, Idaho

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