WellStar Health Systems Clinical Informatics Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia
Clinical Informatics Specialist
Join the team named one of the Top 100 Companies by Working Mother Magazine and a 2015 Fortune 100 " Best Companies to Work For"
WellStar is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, priding itself in investing back into the communities that we serve. WellStar is more than 20,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With eleven unique hospitals over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in the communities we serve.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist is a clinical professional who is under the direction of the Clinical Medical Informatics Officer. This role is to provide clinical informatics services to individuals, physicians, departments and agencies that are a part of WellStar Health System. Participates in the assessment of needs pertaining to clinical information systems, including hardware, software, staff development and management support. Provides content expertise that supports care area teams. Clinical informaticians transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.
Required Minimum Education : Associate degree or equivalent required. Bachelor of Science in a health-related field preferred.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification :
Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia with current credentials required.
Required Minimum Experience :
Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia with current credentials required. Minimum three-years of
experience in clinical practice at the bedside and/or information systems related activities. Prefer experience with a
combination of clinical practice and information system implementations.
Required Minimum Skills :
Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Strong customer service skills. Proficient in the use of Internet
browsers and Microsoft Office products. Excellent verbal and written communication skills must be organized and
have the ability to analyze and trouble shoot problems. This individual must have good interpersonal skills and be able
to work as part of a team. Ability to multi-task is essential, as is the ability to function in stressful and emergency
situations. Strong detail orientation and time management skills are required. Knowledge of clinical practice settings
and clinical workflow in a hospital setting are necessary.
"Why Work for WellStar?"
Concierge Services: Employees use the free concierge service to take care of day-to-day errands, oil changes, researching and arranging travel plans, planning family reunions and weddings, dry cleaning pick-up, grocery shopping and more.
Health Coverage: The Company covers 84 percent of full and part-time employees' medical premiums as well as 76 percent of their dependents' medical benefits. Bariatric surgery is covered if the procedure is completed at a WellStar hospital. Fertility treatments are covered for up to $5,000 annually. Employees can also fill prescriptions through the WellStar Pharmacy Network at discounted rates with the convenience of payroll deduction. In addition they can pick them up onsite at almost all the WellStar facilities.
Work-Life Balance Programs: In 2012, approximately 80 percent of employees were using at least one flexibility option such as job-sharing, telecommuting, flex time or compressed work weeks. Clinical staff have access to a web-based self-scheduling tool so they choose shifts that best fit their lives within a schedule design that meets patient and organizational needs. One of the flexible work options allows seasoned workers to become more flexible, scaling back to a part-time schedule while continuing to receive benefits.
Wellness Programs: Employees can stay active using an onsite fitness center and discounted fitness classes. They can also receive $300 in incentives for participating in and achieving goals through HealthStart, WellStar's wellness program that offers free health assessments, screenings and individualized coaching. A farmers basket program lets employees buy fresh local produce, delivered weekly to their worksite at a cost of $16.00 a basket or less.
Recognition Programs: Employees receive recognition through several WellStar programs. For instance, when a patient thanks a WellStar employee by name for exceptional care they received, the WellStar team member's name is mentioned in a newsletter, along with the patient's comment. Team members receive a thank you along with two free movie tickets and their patient care story is highlighted in the hospital newsletter or on the site blog. The Winners of WellStar (WOW) program lets employees recognize and reward their peers. When employees collect three, five or seven WOW note sheets from peers, they can redeem them for a gift.
Parental Benefits: Expectant parents are invited to quarterly baby showers where they can learn about the resources and services available to WellStar parents. Full-time employees receive 120 hours of paid maternity or paternity leave and benefits-eligible part-time employees will receive 60 hours for the birth or adoption of a child. Adoptive parents can receive $10,000 in adoption benefits per child, with a total lifetime benefit of $20,000.