UnityPoint Health

  • Clinical Informaticist

    Requisition ID
    221 NE Glen Oak Ave
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    Process Engr/Informatics-MMCI
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    M-F Day shift
  • Overview


    UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.

    UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. We have a vision for healthcare, and it starts with you: "Best outcome for every patient, every time."

    Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.

    We surround you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.

    With almost 600 board-certified physicians backed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who combine high-tech medicine with genuine warmth and caring, UnityPoint Health - Methodist provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois.


    Clinical Informaticist

    UnityPoint Health-Methodist Campus

    Shift: Full-time/ 40 hrs per week 8A-5P





    The Clinical Informatacist supports physicians, clinicians and partners by providing continuous support and identifying opportunities for clinical system improvements. The Clinical Informatacist promotes present system functionality through participation in the planning, selection, design, development, and evaluation of computerization for clinical care. The Clinical Informatacist serves as a Clinical Information resource for the integration of data, information and knowledge to support projects impacting patient care, patient outcomes, patient safety and end user work flow.


    Collaborates with clinical leaders, clinical staff and providers in planning, prioritizing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating computerization for clinical end users ensuring optimal patient outcomes.


    1. Assesses computerization needs for clinicians and providers.

    2. Provides information and resources relating to computerization and technology in response to end user requests

    3. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal use of technology in patient care.

    4. Assists with implementation and evaluation of electronic documentation, templates, orders, plan of care, protocols and the workflow around the use of information systems.

    5. Participates as an active member in assigned User Group calls.

    6. Acts as liaison between clinicians, providers and information technology

    7. Assists in the development and implementation of new tools/processes as necessary for patient safety, regulatory requirements and optimal patient outcomes.

    8. Is an active participant in projects

    9. Assists in and implements assigned projects efficiently and effectively.

    10. Demonstrates the ability to manage projects and tasks within the project timelines; Works independently to achieve defined outcomes

    11. Work is accurate and well presented.

    12. Maintains a collaborative relationship with team, clinicians and providers, other departments and vendors

    13. Conducts audits/runs reports as requested


    Develops problem solving and technical proficiencies in implementation of computerization.


    1. Maintains responsibility for resolving clinical specific issues relating to technology and computerization

    2. Utilizes effective and creative problem solving techniques to resolve problems as identified

    3. Handles problems in a professional and proactive manner.

    4. Contributes to identifying project issues and issue resolution

    5. Uses critical and analytical thinking skills in problem solving.

    6. Takes responsibility for own areas of project and acts accordingly

    7. Makes recommendations for change as appropriate.

    8. Able to complete assigned tasks and is flexible and willing to take on new tasks as assigned

     9. Understand basic computer and network concepts

    10. Demonstrates sound technical proficiency and knowledge of applications

    11. Assists in testing functionality of applications and documenting issues

    12. Recognizes limitations and seek appropriate assistance as needed.


    Maintains current knowledge and understanding of clinician and provider workflow and process, clinical care and best practices and regulatory requirements for the optimization of the use of information systems to improve patient outcomes.


    1. Ensures that clinical information systems are in compliance with JCAHO, CMS and other regulatory standards.

    2. Knowledgeable about of the care of patients, medical center operations and clinical informatics

    3. Participates in change management targeted to improve patient outcomes

    4. Draws on clinical experience and informatics knowledge to maximize the utility of computer systems

    5. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the end-user environment and systems and proactively seeks methods of improvement.

    6. Ensures application solutions are consistent with departmental policies and guidelines. Identifies policy changes associated with implementing new or updated documentation practices.

    7. Monitors new developments in technology to determine their applicability to improve the delivered product and work flows.

    8. Proficient in all clinical applications


    Provides technology services and support to clinicians and providers.


    1. Acts as an advocate for clinical information systems and work flows; assists in the adoption and improved use of systems, and assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of system usage.

    2. Assists clinicians and providers in acquiring technology knowledge and skills

    3. Participates in providing education of the electronic medical record to new employees and providers.

    4. Facilitates communication and education with provider offices on the electronic medical records system.

    5. Participates in the computerization orientation program for new employees and providers.

    6. Facilitates education/in-services related to implementation of changes in clinical information system applications

    7. Acts as a resource person and consultant for other departments relating to computerization processes

    8. Conducts audits of the documentation system to ensure standards are being met to make this clearer

    9. Is readily available in patient care areas for clinicians and providers.

    10. Makes routine rounds on end users

    11. Assists peers, physicians, and other healthcare team members to improve care throughout the technology

    12. Maintains excellent oral and written communication skills.

    13. Utilizes effective training techniques that allow the end user to continually increase their competency in using information systems.

    14. Able to present lectures and educational activities using different technology tools

    15. Serves as a role model for bridging the functions of clinical care and information technology




    1. Bachelor's Degree in the field(s) of information technology or healthcare related field preferred




    1. Other: Registered Nurse or other Registered inpatient healthcare experience required

    2. Additional Information: Certification in Informatics preferred




    1. 3-5 years of experience in/with knowledge of computerization process in the clinical setting required.

    2. 1-3 years of experience in/with Information Technology preferred.


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