Informaticist - Associate

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX

Mission Statement:
Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Vision Statement:
To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

About UMC

Magnet Designated
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
DNV accredited
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly

The Benefits

Health Insurance with Low Deductibles, Low Premiums, and Comprehensive Coverage
Paid Time Off with Sell Back Option of Unused PTO over 80 hours Twice a Year
Paid Sick Time Off
403b Retirement with up to 8% match with tenure
Free Life Insurance
Tax Saving Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Job / Performance Information

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a medical or information systems field or clinical licensure is preferred, but a minimum of 5 years of experience in informatics may be substituted. 1-3 years of clinical informatics or supporting clinical applications experience required. 1 technical certification preferred.

Environmental / Working Conditions
Works in a well-lighted, heated, and ventilated building. Hours may vary to accommodate needs of other departments. Many system management functions can only be performed during non-peak hours. Normal work hours are from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. This position reports to the designated Clinical IT Manager.

Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
This position requires close interaction with physicians, nurses and other ancillary departments.

Job Description
The IT Informaticist - Associate is responsible for performing activities related to designing, building, testing, implementing, training, evaluating, maintaining, upgrading, enhancing and supporting their assigned clinical information systems. Requires knowledge of the applications in order to answer questions from users and trouble-shoot problems.

Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations

1 technical certification is preferred.

Minimum qualifications include experience in a health care related field or information systems. A current license from the Texas State Board within the field of their clinical experience, if applicable.

Physical Capabilities

The ability to communicate with end users to ensure that customer needs are understood and appropriate decisions are facilitated. Knowledge of best practice guidelines in a variety of clinical settings related to documentation, practices and care delivery protocols. Have experience with monitoring and maintaining a production information system, along with PC skills and an understanding of commonly used software packages. Possess an understanding of basic networking and PC communication protocols.

The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, analytical, project management and problem-solving skills along with the ability to work in a team environment and independently. The IT Informaticist - Associate must be able to maintain good relationships with providers, clinical staff, support staff and other departments in order to elicit information necessary to optimize clinical work processes and keep systems performing at a high level.

Skills and Abilities