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Informatics Analyst

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much more.

Job Overview:

We are currently assembling a new team of Informatics Analysts (multiple openings) to support the hospital through the planning, implementation, go-live and future support of a new Electronic Medical Record system. Some remote work opportunities may be available. For candidates looking to relocate to the area, relocation assistance may be available.

The Informatics Analyst develops and helps to maintain the electronic health system, software applications and databases for Aspen Valley Hospital. Develops an understanding of the application functionality, reporting capabilities, interfacing and integration associated with the applications assigned.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Implements approved applications, tools, and processes that assist AVH with the management of data in patient care and the provision of health care.
  • Maintains changes to referential data, across clinical applications assigned.
  • Assists with application maintenance including the development of alerts/hard stops, data integration, order generation, automation of document entry and enforcement of adherence to workflows.
  • Provides technical support, diagnosis of application errors and troubleshooting with system issues.
  • Interprets, modifies, analyzes and designs clinical systems, data and information.
  • Designs and distributes timely education, supporting end-user training and enhanced utilization of technology.
  • Facilitates clinical content team - works with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professional to evaluate current technology functionality and develops future applications by building consensus and using efficient decision-making processes.
  • Recommends innovative ideas, processes, and/or procedures for enhancements, additions, and modifications to improve existing systems.
  • Researches patient data across multiple applications to resolve discrepancies and/or improve workflow.
  • Serves as a resource person for daily operational issues with technology systems.
  • Works with other members of the team and AVH to implement solutions to system-related problems to minimize operational impact.
  • Manages and leads the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of regulatory requirements within systems.
  • Prioritizes work responsibilities and meets established deadlines with little to no assistance.
  • Disseminates pertinent and ongoing information to users using systematic tools and methods. Ensures all documentation is up-to-date.
  • Required to understand and adhere to AVH IT standards, policies and procedures. Must maintain a strong understanding of IT security best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned by the IT Applications Director or CIO.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Informatics Analyst I

    • Basic knowledge of hospital operations, as well as general principles of technology usage.
    • Analytics ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and solve problems related to healthcare technology. Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated customer service excellence.
    • Tolerance working in a fast-paced work environment. This position requires quick thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong organizational skills.
    • Must be able to work with an open mind as a team member with other departments to come up with the best possible solutions for AVH to system-wide problems.
    • Detail oriented and capable of exploring innovative solutions to solve complex problems and address issues with a combination of tools.
    • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.
    • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
    • May have to travel to other facilities or campuses as a part of role.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office productivity tools.
  • Informatics Analyst II and III
    • All qualifications of Informatics Analyst I and:
      • Strong working knowledge of hospital operations with understanding of how technology is leveraged.
      • Working knowledge of current/evolving care delivery models and challenges. Works in close partnership with AVH users to ensure multidisciplinary leadership of IT projects and maintenance of IT systems.
      • Ability to proactively research and solve problems. Can analyze processes both current and future state.
      • Leadership experience in mentoring others in a fast-paced environment.
      • Strong knowledge of system testing methodologies for upgrades, modifications, priority packs, and implementations.


Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Informatics Analyst I

    • Epic certification for assigned applications required, or ability to achieve within 6 months of hiring.
    • Healthcare experience strongly preferred.
  • Informatics Analyst II
    • 2 years of healthcare experience required.
    • Epic certification for assigned applications required, or ability to achieve within 6 months of hiring.
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • For clinical application support: Clinical Specialty Degree or Licensure required.
  • Informatics Analyst III
    • More than 5 years of healthcare experience.
    • Epic certification for assigned applications required, or ability to achieve within 6 months of hiring.
    • Advanced Degree (Master of Healthcare Administration or Information Technology) or Clinical Specialty Degree with appropriate licensure required.
    • Certification in Nursing Informatics preferred.


Benefits & Compensation:

Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position, which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point (12 or more years).

Minimum = $37.14/hr

Mid-Point = $48.30/hr

Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement, and much more can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Informatics Analyst, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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