The Clinical Informatics Specialist is responsible for leading and coordinating activities of an interdisciplinary clinical project team in the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation and support of clinical applications. This includes analysis of t he structure and processing of health information for clinical decision-making and subsequent build that support systems to automate that processing.
Liaise with hospital and professional leaders and external partners as required to coordinate activit ies. Focus on supporting and assisting in the Redevelopment Project. Ensure implementation design decisions address cross functional needs and embody the principles of patient focused care and the standards of profession practice in the overall system ar chitecture.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Formal Health Informatics preparation required.
- Current registration with applicable College as defined by the RHPA or other governing body.
- Information Systems Management Certificate or bachelor in Information Systems r elated discipline.
Specific project or team needs may dictate the following Educational requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
- Master’s degree in Health Informatics.
- Health Records Administration Certification.
- Solid understanding of workflow and best practice guidelines in registration and clinical areas.
- Detailed understanding and working knowledge of Cerner system including the relationship to other information systems (e.g. Accounts Receivable and Co ding systems).
- Previously experience with the implementation of clinical systems preferred.
- Clinical background, 5 years preferred.
- Strong technology foundations in systems design and analysis, systems development lifecycle, business process modeling, data modeling and database design.
- Solid troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Understanding of HL7 interfaces.
- Demonstrated management/leadership skills.
- Ability to manage project milestones and deliverables using project standard management tools.
- Knowledge of process improvement methodologies and quality monitoring.
- Effective verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
- Strong people skills, team player, self-starter, motivated ind ividual able to work with minimal supervision.
- Knowledge of patient confidentiality requirements and legislation.
- Current knowledge of applicable professional practices, accreditation standards, management and health care issues and trends and the legal implications of clinical applications.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Oc cupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All emp loyees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.