St. Joseph Health Senior Clinical Informaticist in Lubbock, Texas

Job Summary:

As part of the St. Joseph Health System Clinical Informatics department, the Senior Clinical Informaticist provides expertise in clinical information systems, clinical workflow analysis for business needs, and data management to support the goals of Perfect Care, Sacred Encounters, and Healthiest Communities. Under the direction of the Clinical Informatics Ministry Operation Manager, the Senior Clinical Informaticist is responsible for the design, implementation, and optimization of clinical information systems ensuring system and process design achieves Health System objectives of standardization, integration, and workflow efficiency; as well as, supports compliance with regulatory requirements. The Senior Clinical Informaticist also supports ongoing information technology learning needs of staff and providers and is a change leader serving as a positive, progressive, professional role model providing technical and application expertise to support end user adoption.

Essential Functions:

Provides technical and application expertise to design, analyze, and optimize clinical information systems ensuring system design achieves Health System objectives of standardization, integration, and efficiency and supports compliance with regulatory requirements

Develops knowledge and understanding of workflow and system needs for clinical management, staff, and physicians and functions as a liaison between these stakeholders and the system build teams

Provides leadership in clinical workflow and system process improvement to enhance clinical quality, efficiency, and cost effectiveness

Develops and maintains standard documentation of system design and workflow processes ensuring documentation is complete and current

Analyzes and researches issues brought forward by end users, following up and assisting with resolution, including trouble shooting, as appropriate

Collaborates with ministry, regional, and system team members to develop, coordinate, and assist with educational materials and learning opportunities

Supports and reinforces education plans for assigned audiences including end user an super user/preceptor learning

Shares knowledge and expertise with others in support of organizational change management

Provides end user go-live and ongoing support of new processes and system use

Gains understanding of system/ministry data needs and provides assistance in the development of reports

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Excellent listening skills

Ability to plan, lead and facilitate group discussions for workflow analysis, designing new processes, and/or troubleshooting problems

Ability to understand application design concepts, develop design to meet requirements, and track and document system component details

Ability to effectively communicate with physicians, staff, and outside agencies

Ability to lead educational events – 1:1 and group settings

Ability to develop and manage work plans and to prioritize, organize, and systematically handle a variety of tasks simultaneously

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals and policy and procedure manuals

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and WebEx

Additional Requirements:

Ability to travel occasionally to all ministries as needed to support meetings, trainings, etc.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education: RN or health related degree or 5+ years’ experience in clinical informatics.


Minimum of 3-5 years working in an acute care setting; prior experience working with health information systems.

Experience in health information system support for physicians and clinical staff.

License: Must maintain a current RN/LVN or other health related license present on hire or obtained in course of employment.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Master in Nursing or other health related field

License: RN/LVN or other health related license

Certification: Nursing or technology related certification


Familiarity with MEDITECH, Picis or other key clinical applications currently supported.

Working knowledge of process improvement and health informatics.

Project management experience.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office, eLearning software or other applications currently utilized in the department.

St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry and organized into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.SJH provides a full range of care from facilities including 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.SJH maintains a 'continuum of care,' matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities in three statesFor the third year in a row in 2009, the Gallup Organization awarded St. Joseph Health its highest honor - the Great Workplace Award.SJH provides exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement and relocation within the system.St. Joseph Health is comprised of four core values: Service, Excellence, Dignity, and Justice are the guiding principles of all we do.Excellent compensation program and benefits provided.St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: SJH System Office