Job Description

Clinical Informatics Educator
Job CategoryInformation Technology
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

SUMMARY:

In coordination with the IS Education Team Lead, the Clinical Informatics Educator is responsible to develop and deliver education to clinical staff. Educators provide assistance to clinical departments in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining effective training experiences. Educators will utilize the EMR system to adequately relay information to providers and staff in an understandable and accurate training format which utilizes up-to-date workflows and current curriculum to improve EMR utilization and patient experience. Educators will assist and support system upgrades and implementations by educating other trainers, clinical educators, and analysts.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Train in multi-style settings (classroom, one-on-one, on-site)

Create educational documentation

Maintain educational documentation based on current implementation content

Ability to change training style to meet the needs of the trainee(s)

Maintain training schedules

Evaluate trainee’s workflow and abilities

Conduct site assessments for efficient EMR workflow

Work independently on special EMR related projects (training projects, new functionality, workflow modifications, etc.)

Maintain records of training activities and employee progress utilizing a learning management system; monitors effectiveness of programs and compiles required reports and records

Conduct the build, testing and maintenance of the system training environment on a routine schedule

Collaborate with other clinical educators, analysts, super users, and regional partners to improve application functionality and training

Analyze and coordinate the availability of clinical IS Applications Trainers, schedules, rooms, workstations and other resources ensuring all timelines are met

Answer application functionality questions from managers and clinical staff, researching answers and possibilities with appropriate teams within Information Services (IS) and with vendor advisors as necessary

Maintain relationships with end users through rounding, department meetings, and special training sessions to assess proficiency and identify ongoing training needs

Understands clinical workflows and how they fit into the end users’ daily tasks, including the ability to troubleshoot workflow issues and suggest temporary workflow changes, as needed, in accordance with departmental and/or organizational policy

Provide input to the Manager and acts as a liaison with clinical departments to identify, develop, implement, and maintain effective training experiences

Assist and support system implementations by educating other clinical educators and super users, facilitating problem solving as necessary

Evaluate effectiveness of learning strategies and outcomes of educational activities

Participate in organizational councils and initiatives as membership requires or as requested by the Manager

Maintain clinical knowledge through a variety of methods, including observation of clinical workflows and clinical documentation on hospital units

Participate as needed in professional organizations and actively networks to share information and ideas

Coordinate classroom/meeting room facilities and the availability of instructional aides

Formulate and develop plans, procedures and programs to meet specific training needs and problems

Adhere to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards

Participate in on-call rotation and rounding activities with Clinical Informatics

Perform other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required in informatics, healthcare, curriculum design, education or a related field. Master’s degree or equivalent experience in healthcare or adult education highly preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of clinical experience in an acute care or ambulatory setting and two (2) years of training clinical staff in a health care environment or equivalent experience in adult education.  Instructional design experience a plus.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Recommend clinicians, including RN’s, maintain current state licensure. May be required to certify on one or more EPIC applications and maintain certification.

 

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