Informatics Specialist - Clinical Informatics

University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa City, IA Technology $60,000 yearly
Classification Title:  Informatics Specialist – Clinical Informatics
Department:  Health Care Information Systems
Pay Grade:
Salary: $60,000.00 to commensurate – Paygrade 5A
The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:
Percent of Time: 100%
Location: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA  52241
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular 
This Professional & Scientific position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Position Summary:
The Informatics Specialist is an expert clinician that has a strong foundation in utilization of an electronic health record in practice and a responsibility for ensuring an environment of safe quality care. The Informatics Specialist demonstrates an advanced level of policy and clinical knowledge, sound clinical judgment and competency, technical competency with clinical information system applications and workflows, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, experience in supporting the policies and workflows surrounding timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development, current practice trends and competency validation.   
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Serves as a liaison among clinical leaders, end-users, and IT project managers with a focus on consistent and ongoing customer support in order to achieve accuracy, efficiency, and satisfaction, when using the electronic medical record. Includes 24 x 7 on-call support. 
  • Works within clinics and inpatient units to identify and prioritize areas of greatest need through collaboration with nurses, unit staff and clinical leaders and HCIS reporting tools. 
  • Guides medical staff/providers with translation of clinical practice into electronic health information systems to improvement efficiencies. 
  • Researches and recommends incorporation of findings from evidence-based research into clinical practice. Designs, develops and implements technologies that assist in point-of-care documentation. 
  • Researches and recommends incorporation of findings from
  • Serves as the primary contact for the support of ongoing clinical operations; works with end-users to define system requirements and understand business needs; organizes and manages customer-driven services in an efficient, timely manner.
  • Translates clinical requirements into system design and workflow customization, data collection, and database builds. 
  • Guides content build and assists technical staff in the creation and customization of applications.
  • Develops sample input data, and tests system changes for usability, performance and adherence to standards. Verifies results with clinicians and IT project managers.
  • Obtains and maintains Epic certification(s).
  • Provides in-depth education to a variety of audiences (clinical staff, patients, student, residents, IT partners) through project collaboration, one-on-one sessions, small group demonstrations and contribute to application go-live support efforts. 
  • Partners with the University of Iowa healthcare and academic campus as needed related to informatics issues and education.
  • Serves as a clinical liaison supporting communication among technical staff, clinicians and vendors to identify and track installation issues, troubleshoot and resolve problems, and address concerns. 
  • Maintains documentation on assigned project requirements and design decision. 
  • Provides one-on-one and small group demonstrations and go-live support.
  • Mentor staff and student employees in areas of expertise
  • Communicates effectively with technical and non-technical staff at verbal, written and presentation level.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current trends and issues in healthcare, nursing practice, healthcare informatics, national and statewide standards and regulations, enterprise policies and procedures as related to clinical practice and the legal implications of clinical systems.
  • Utilizes advanced knowledge and skill of compliance requirements. Guides the development and implementation of policies and procedures; shares responsibility for quality assurance planning with HCIS and UIHC resources.
  • Researches and recommends incorporation of findings from evidence-based research into clinical practice. Designs, develops and implements technologies that assist in point-of-care documentation.
  • Collects and analyzes user feedback and identifies revisions and enhancements.
  • Mentor staff and student employees in areas of expertise
  • Maintains an area of functionality expertise and ownership, while also be able speak at a high level across workflows involving areas of ownership.
A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Alison Pauley (
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 
Position Qualifications:
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience Requirements
· Typically 3-5 years of experience in a clinical role in a complex health care environment such as a large medical center or teaching hospital.
· Typically 1-3 years of experience contributing to a clinical information system implementation cycle in areas such as design, workflow analysis, build, training, implementation and support in an ambulatory or hospital setting.
· Ability to lead change in a complex academic healthcare environment and promote the understanding and effective use of information technology across departments.
· Experience authoring training materials and leading training sessions in a variety of formats.
· Excellent communication skills at the verbal, written and presentation level. Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
· A current license to practice nursing in Iowa.
· Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of products (such as Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote).
· Experience working independently with a strong focus on customer service.
· Demonstrated job-related experience and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
Highly Desirable Qualification
  • Clinical practice experience at an academic medical     center
Desirable Qualifications
  • Master’s level preparation or working towards Master’s with clinical specialist or management coursework.
  • Experience using Epic in an ambulatory or hospital setting.
  • Certification in nursing specialty or role
  • Experience translating customer requirements into system design specifications.
  • Ability to assess learning needs and match to the most effective education methods.
  • Previous experience providing 24x7 on-call support.

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Job ID: 69066

Posted 5 days ago

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