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Clinical Informatics Specialist, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - Vancouver, BC
Clinical Informatics Specialist
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
Do you have a clinical background, and are keen to exercise your IT and project management expertise as part of a large-scale, multi-year project projected to transform the future of health care? As a Clinical Informatics Specialist with BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, you will lead and support clinical work flow design and change initiatives in support of the strategic roadmap of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) implementation.
Due to the nature of this role extended hours may be scheduled during go live periods.
What you’ll do
- Provide clinical informatics leadership when participating in business and clinical systems reviews and needs assessments for assigned areas, projects and departments in PHSA; serve as a consulting resource to information technology leadership, project teams, other members of the organization and peer health authorities regarding requirements for nursing/providers and clinical information, electronic documentation practice, and electronic health information.
- Provide leadership and support to the clinical systems training team, participating in the planning, coordination, scheduling, implementation and evaluation of education programs to meet the learning needs of electronic health information system users.
- Observe and evaluate clinical practice to determine staff/provider education needs related to the use of technology in practice and process redesign. Provide leadership to nursing and clinical staff and/or coaching to providers to incorporate advances in clinical informatics and the development of electronic health records into practice. Assess end user competency assessment and intervention, including developing corrective learning plans in partnership with management and front line leadership.
- Collaborate with members of the IMITS department and other organizational programs/departments and partner affiliates related to system wide practice and workflow change initiatives, practice innovation and redesign, documentation/nomenclature standards and the electronic health record. Lead and participate in steering committees and taskforces for PHSA clinical informatics and information technology initiatives. Lead and coordinate a collaborative team-based framework that incorporates resources from other departments, programs, and vendor partners as it related to clinical systems implementations.
- Work with the security management and application analysts to identify innovative approaches and standards for information capture, storage and retrieval that ensure the management of and secure access to personal electronic health information. Participate in error correction/data integrity activities and audit processes to ensure quality data collection and system efficiency.
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related health discipline such as Nursing, Allied Health or patient care/clinical related specialty and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a health care environment, including extensive experience using related computer technology, clinical change management, and/or project leadership.
- Experience implementing/supporting integrated clinical system environments is an asset.
- Current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial College or Association is required.
You will also have
- Knowledge regarding new trends in clinical practice and information systems.
- Knowledge of project management practices, methodologies and principles.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Knowledge and practice in effective problem solving techniques.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Salary Range: $77,822 - $111,869 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
4949 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3L7
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 136504
What we do
The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project is a large-scale, multi-year project between the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC). Designed to transform clinical practices and systems – ultimately improving the safety, quality and consistency of patient care – our goal is to deliver streamlined care through standardized clinical practices and a fully integrated clinical information system.
To learn more about the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project, please visit: https://jobs.phsa.ca/cst
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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