Northwell Health Specialist, Clinical Informatics in Melville, New York

Req Number 001QWJ

Job Category Information Technology

Job Description

As a Clinical Informatics Specialist you will provide enterprise or departmental information systems support to health system clinicians in support of clinical systems (Population Health, DSRIP/Medicaid) as assigned. You will evaluate, plan, organize and integrate information, computer and clinical sciences to optimize acquisition, storage, retrieval, management and communication of related clinical data, information and knowledge. You will also assess workflow related processes and requirements and facilitates system enhancements and modification to meet clinician requirements. Additionally you will recommend and implement approved system improvements.

Responsibilities Include :

  • Collaborates with management and clinicians indesigning, implementing and maintaining clinical applications (i.e.Sunrise Clinical Manger, EMR, medication management systems, etc).Assists in the development of design specifications in support of new ormodified clinical applications.

  • Documents current processes to establish a baseline fordevelopmental improvements of future workflows and recommends and assistswith implementing new and improved processes and workflows.

  • Acts as a liaison and represents the systemusers/customers in all project initiatives. Performs post-implementationmonitoring of adoption and use.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary and processimprovement teams to identify potential uses of the information systemsand potential improvements in current use of systems.

  • Educates clinical and support staff to optimizeinformation system/ applications and maintain integrity. Supports clinicalstaff to use technology in a manner which promotes patient safety,confidentiality and efficiency.

  • Coordinates data reporting and performs analysisnecessary to support patient/clinical records, performance improvement anddepartmental decision-making.

  • Acts as a liaison to clinically related committees(i.e. Nursing Institute, Institute for Clinical Excellence, P and Tcommittee, ect.) and staff to coordinate and communicate CIS projects andoutcomes measurement. Facilitates ongoing enterprise CIS design andimplementation associated with assigned clinical discipline policies andpractices and QM standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, HealthcareManagement, Allied Health, Information Systems or related field,required. Masters Degree, preferred.

  • Current licensure as appropriate (i.e. RN, RespiratoryTherapy, Pharmacy, or other related clinical license), required.Advanced clinical licensure (i.e. PA, NP), preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years directly related clinicalexperience, healthcare informatics or healthcare operations, includingleadership, and/or education, required.

  • Current clinical practice, healthcare operationsexpertise and a strong customer service focus with ability to developeffective working relationships, required.

  • Current knowledge of clinical practices and relatedinformation systems and computer applications, required.

  • Demonstrated initiative, problem identification,resolution and analytical skills are essential, as well as excellent oraland written communication skills.

  • Maintains current knowledge of trends andadvances in assigned clinical discipline and healthcare informatics aswell as new developments in hardware and software technology.

· Knowledge ofpopulation health management and care coordination workflow in hospitalsettings or vendor settings strongly preferred

· E xperience in CMS regulation (e.g. Bundle payment, DSRIP, Medicaid, stronglypreferred.

· Understanding ofclaims data and ability to articulate dataflow in care management context,strongly preferred.