In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health, patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Health Information Management - Informatics Coordinator and as directed, the Health Information Management Informaticist promotes and provides expertise specific to the integration of health information and technology and supports change initiatives that automate and/or enhance health information practices, access to patient/client information and clinical documentation via the Electronic Health Record (EHR) in collaboration with operational leaders, service, program, staff and physicians.
As an integral regional member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Health Information Management Informaticist works to develop and redesign workflow and processes to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Island Health.
Education, Training And Experience
A Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Sciences, Health Care Administration, or a related study. Two years' recent related Health Informatics experience in a health care environment, including experience using related computer technology, change management, and/or project management.
Skills And Abilities
Demonstrated ability to participate actively within a team structure.
Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining successful working relationships with customers, their families, colleagues, stakeholders, and others.
Demonstrated ability to support organizational and/or departmental change management policies and procedures.
Interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledgeable regarding new trends in Health Information Management and systems.
Knowledge and practice in effective problem solving techniques.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with technical, operational and vendor staff.
Change oriented and possesses an attitude of continuous improvement.
Ability to work independently, and demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
Ability to mentor others.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems using quality improvement processes.
Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.