Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Health Clinic
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Clinical Applications Coordinator
TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time, 40hrs/week, Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Clinic Office Manager
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638

POSTING PERIOD:  8/16/13 - Open until filled

KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE

Mission

To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.

Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values

These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe:

• Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility
• Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations
• Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs
• Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education

Vision

By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced & strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people & Tribe by:

• Working towards united effort with Native organizations & other governments that impact our people
• Developing & implementing a Tribal education system
• Living our traditional values & practices
• Empower our sovereignty
• Continuing to demonstrate resiliency
• Striving for excellence in all of our programs
• Elevating the wellness of our people
• Using our talents & resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves & share with others

POSITION SUMMARY

Serves as a specialist/integrator in the implementation and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications used for the electronic health record. The position supports the daily interface between staff and the electronic health record. The duties involve serving as the coordinator for deploying new portions of the electronic health record in specified locations, consulting with the Operations Manager, other members of management, and department staff in customizing software and altering workflow processes in the daily operation of the electronic health record.

QUALIFICATIONS
(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)

• Experience (2 or more years) in clinical applications support in the healthcare industry or a degree in Medical Informatics. Alternatively, a minimum of 4 years experience (with at least 1 year in the past six years) in direct patient care (medical, pharmacy, nursing, or allied health) with evidence of interest and knowledge of RPMS software packages or in medical informatics.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with peers and supervisors, to speak in front of groups and to communicate in writing policies, procedures, memoranda and training materials.
• Experience serving as a liaison between groups within an organization, as an effective member of organizational teams and in coordinating software implementation projects.
• Extensive knowledge of a broad range of patient care activities, and how the different services and functions interact.
• Ability to work independently, to plan, coordinate and implement projects and to complete projects on schedule.
• Skilled in problem solving, interpersonal relationships in the workplace and conflict resolution.
• Working knowledge of current Indian Health Service RPMS clinical software applications.
• Knowledge of current healthcare industry Privacy Act and security requirements.
• Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Is responsible for the implementation and support of multi-service software packages that automate the capture of clinical encounter information and its subsequent retrieval.
• The application coordinator manages the customization of the site parameters and addresses integration issues with other software packages.
• Analyzes and evaluates processes related to information flow. Serves as liaison between service lines concerning these processes.
• Provides training to clinical staff on current software applications and new features, and ensures training is scheduled for new users.
• Emphasizes timeliness, accuracy, security and the importance of these functions on every other clinical application.
• Promotes an awareness of the importance of data validity and data security.
• Coordinates efforts to correct deficiencies and errors that occur in the electronic record.
• Works with outside programmers in local testing of software, identifying software problems and requesting enhancements.
• Creates a positive environment for reporting application and/or system deficiencies and suggestions for system improvements and enhanced functionality.
• Use applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care.
• Other duties as assigned.

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.




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