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CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The Clinical Informaticist is responsible for providing leadership, clinical understanding, and support to the planning, coordination, implementation and sustainment of clinical health information technology (HIT). Works collaboratively with, but not limited to, clinicians, physicians, national informatics, Medical Informaticist Lead and IT to ensure that the needs of the patient care areas are met and project timelines, milestones, and deliverables are on target with the overall clinical IT strategy. Provides input regarding the IT system and the impact on existing clinical standards, processes and forms in such a way as to gain support and buy-in from staff to successfully implement and sustain clinical HIT. Position requires an understanding of clinical processes and HIT needs of the clinical disciplines. Will provide guidance of ongoing strategy based on new models of care and optimization of systems, system integration, workflow analysis, analytics, research, outcomes and metric tracking and quality reporting. Demonstrates organizational and communication skills in dealing with patients, families, physicians, & other health care workers.

Key Responsibilites

  • Serves as a liaison between Information Technology IT, the physician community, the clinical community for the design, build, testing, training, implementation, and ongoing optimization of clinically led IT strategies

  • Coordinates clinical activities for the clinically led IT strategies, including but not limited to OneCare, applying knowledge and understanding of clinical process, documentation, nomenclatures/languages.

  • Provides ongoing support for HIT optimization, including, but not limited to, assisting with deployment of additional system features; coordinating and/or participating in the systems analysis, planning, developing and testing activities as required.

  • Participates in regional team activities, including knowledge sharing among peers. Supports other markets as determined by clinical leadership.

  • Participates in National/Regional Informatics workgroups as assigned.

  • Meaningful Use / MIPS (CMS program(s)) – produce needed reports or data; including data validation where applicable

  • Provides reports to Provider supervisors for Quality Incentive programs

  • Provides subject matter expertise and other support to all users of the HIT systems. Through the regional change request process, escalates change requests.

  • Actively advocates for ongoing system optimization.

  • Collaborates with IT to ensure effective communication of upgrades and system downtime for each market.

  • Primary point of contact for physicians and other providers related to HIT clinical issues.

  • Understands current patient safety goals, and other regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, meaningful use, ICD 10, evidence based practice, SafetyFirst, and ensures that these factors are considered and integrated into HIT design, implementation, and optimization at a market level.

  • Maintains current knowledge of clinical informatics through regular review of the literature, participation in professional organizations, etc; identifies trends, best practices and regulatory requirements impacting matters within assigned scope of responsibility; researches nature/scope of impact on existing activities and takes appropriate action.

  • Where applicable, will collaborate with the physician liaison role.

  • Establishes and maintains organizational clinical standard content within the electronic medical record systems. This may include, but may not be limited to, incorporation of EBP standards within EHR platforms for practice, order entry standards for both clinician and provider use, and clinical documentation for clinicians and providers.

  • Liaison for North Dakota Health Information Network

  • Provide support for any hospital or clinic surveys -including but not limited to – at the elbow support for state surveyor staff

  • Provide support and/or intermediator with coding and providers

  • User Acceptance Testing point person for EMR’s

  • Provide guidance and support during planned or unplanned downtime with EMR’s



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. May be substituted with a combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 5 years experience managing system implementations. Clinical systems preferred.

  • Knowledge of clinical, revenue and business operations in a health care environment.

  • Knowledge of project management methodology. PMP certification a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Experience with project management applications: Clarity, Microsoft Project, etc.

  • Position based in the CHI Fargo Division office, Fargo, ND.

  • Strong analytic skills and process focused.

  • Strong writing skills.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Requisition ID 2020-130206

Employment Type Full Time

Department Clinical Informatics

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility CHI National Offices

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday

Work Schedule 8 Hour