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SIDRA4413 - Lead Informaticist

Department: Clinical Informatics Div
Division: Medical Informatics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 15-Aug-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department/Branch Profile: Sidra’s Department of Medical Informatics will lead the diffusion of analytics and innovation in the fields of Clinical, Research, Education and Operational Informatics.  In close partnership with the Supreme Council of Health, the Research Institutes of Qatar Foundation and the Universities within and outside Education City, the Department of Health Informatics will ensure that Sidra Medical and Research Center’s informatics needs are met by the information systems for optimum patient outcome, operational decision making, innovation and discovery.  The Department of Health Informatics scope of systems includes amongst others the Clinical Information System, branded PEARLPatient Electronically Accessible Record for Life.
Job Summary: The Lead  Clinical Informaticist directs the projects and initiatives for the Clinical informaticist and Clinical Informaticist Specialist. S/he coordinates all aspects of planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of clinical information solutions including PEARL. S/he analyzes complex clinical operations and structure processes to facilitate decision-making regarding clinical systems, clinical transformation, integration of technology, information requirements and applications. S/he utilizes the knowledge and skills of clinical practice to determine clinical functions that are suitable for clinical transformation and informatics applications. The incumbent is responsible to ensure all clinical information systems are consistent with professional standards of practice. Serves as a translator of clinical input into informatics specifications.
Key Role Accountablities:
  • Provides input into department budgeting process and may take action to monitor costs related to own work and that of the department.

  • Manages the implementation of and makes recommendations for the development of operational initiatives to deliver tactical results

  • Provides input or may be required to perform performance reviews

  • Applies clinical informatics and clinical transformation principles and practices in all aspects clinical transformation to deliver a high quality, safe and effective PEARL solutions, integrating systems and technology into clinical practice, with high levels of adoption by clinicians and supports clinical education and research.

  • Prioritizes and sequences critical informatics projects using clinical acumen and articulate the key patient care related benefits for broader dissemination.

  • Co-ordinates input from clinicians, other health care team members, patients and their families to optimize the clinical informatics solutions and ensure effective adoption to improve health care.

  • Provides expert clinical informatics advice to clinically driven venue based committees, clinicians and associated staff to increase clinical adoption improves and enhances the clinical informatics solutions in support of excellence in patient care, education and research.

  • Leads collaboration across health informatics services, information management and health information management to address clinical informatics improvements, enhancements and clinical transformation.

  • Participates in clinical informatics research initiatives to support the clinical transformation council’s improvements, and the continued development of clinical informatics body of knowledge that can be applied locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Maintains currency in trends, application and science of health informatics and contributes to the health informatics body of knowledge.

  • Co-chairs one of the clinical transformation councils to deliver clinical informatics solutions that meet the clinical and patient requirements, with high level of adoption by clinicians, associated staff and patients/families, for the provision of high quality safe patient care.

  • Leads the analysis and definition of clinical informatics solutions to meet clinical and patient requirements, and increase adoption and optimization of solutions utilizing best practice clinical informatics and clinical transformation principles.

  • Translates clinical requests into clinical informatics specifications and manages delivery of new and enhanced clinical informatics solutions, including providing direction on design, testing, and education, relevant to scope of health informatics service.

  • Provides regular reports and presentations to PEARL executive committees on the deployment, optimization and innovation of clinical informatics solutions and issues.

  • Undertakes clinical informatics research projects in collaboration with the other health informatics teams including research informatics to develop effective innovative clinical informatics solutions and contribute to body of knowledge.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

 

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

 

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare, healthcare informatics, information systems or equivalent.

 

  • Master’s degree in healthcare, education or information science or equivalent

Experience

  • 5+ year clinical experience (Nursing or Allied Health, Pharmacy, sonography or equivalent) or Informations Systems in a healthcare settting

plus

  • Minimum 2 years progressive management
  • Participation in implementation of clinical information systems including activation through transformation

     

     

     

  • Cerner Millenimum experience

 

Certification and Licensure

 

  • Valid professional healthcare related Registration/Licensure in country of origin

     

  • Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP)

     

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

Professional Membership

 

  • HIMSS Membership

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide input into department budgeting process and may take action to monitor costs related to own work and that of the department.

     

  • Ability to manage the implementation of and make recommendations for the development of operational initiatives to deliver tactical results

     

  • Provides input or may be required to perform performance reviews

     

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health care continuum from patient home, ambulatory care including urgent care, and all aspects of inpatient care.

     

  • Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to priorities clinical informatics issues.

     

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply systems development methodologies including the Systems Development Life Cycle.

     

  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally with range of internal and external stakeholders including a range of health care professionals, managers and administrative staff.

     

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication skills, consensus building and negotiation skills to provide win- win outcomes.

     

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

     

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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