JOB SUMMARY :
Reporting to the Clinical Informatics Director, the CST Collaborative Clinical Informatics Lead, Regional Programs / Services plays a critical, strategic leadership role in the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) Initiative, across Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health including Lower Mainland Consolidation Services (LMCS).
The Collaborative Clinical Informatics Lead serves as the lead strategic liaison between CST, the regional programs / specialty, Professional Practice, and other key stakeholders within PHSA / PHC / VCH including LMCS and provides expert consultative direction to operational, physician, and practice leaders within the designated area of responsibility.
The Collaborative Clinical Informatics Lead has a fundamental role in the success of this complex, multi-organizational clinical transformation initiative, through the provision of critical consultative leadership, clinical informatics expertise, planning, and direction at the multi health authority Program / Specialty Level and with all CST work streams, to ensure the scale and fundamental nature of clinical transformation required is understood at appropriate leadership levels, the achievement of CST drivers / goals and the delivery of a well planned strategy in collaboration with the health organization leaders.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a Health Sciences Profession.
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, Health Administration or Health Informatics supplemented with seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in leading major clinical or quality improvement initiatives in a large, complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience with previous clinical systems design and implementation preferred.
Ability to travel.
Knowledge & Abilities
Strong understanding of clinical information / data and how these are managed, used and operationalized within the clinical information system to create knowledge.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the implementation of evidence-based practice in a clinical setting.
Demonstrated leadership in clinical and policy change.
Broad knowledge of the applicable standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
Broad knowledge of clinical process, workflows, clinical services delivery and patient / client satisfaction determinants.
Demonstrated clinical informatics expertise, with the ability to apply systems and critical thinking.
Demonstrates strategic, creative and strong analytical and organizational skills.
Uses effective leadership, facilitation, communication and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict, achieve desired outcomes and address potential barriers to success.
Demonstrated ability to create and execute plans and ensure timelines are met while working with a variety of stakeholders.
Exercises initiative, self-direction and problem solving abilities to identity gaps and opportunities for improvement.
Demonstrated ability to utilize current computer applications (Microsoft Office, etc.) and computerized health care application(s).
Demonstrated knowledge of Lean or related process improvement principles.
Demonstrated experience with functional requirement assessment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.