Serves as a System Coordinator for pharmacy department clinical information systems. Develops, implements and supports all configuration and data report changes. Coordinates the development, training, implementation and support of clinical databases and quality assurance activities within the department.
1. Maintains and updates departmental computer systems.
2. Works with other health care professionals to build and maintain clinical systems.
3. Coordinates training of staff in the proper use, application and security of departmental computer systems.
4. May serve as a resource in other area(s) of pharmacy.
5. Identifies workflow/process improvement opportunities and evaluates how existing applications can be used or adjusted to enable improvements.
6. Participates as requested in the creation and/or updates of policies and procedures that involve system usage in clinical areas.
7. Participates in defining the clinical issues that drive the selection and evaluation of new applications and the associated current-state and future-state workflow that will be used in conjunction with the new application to address the clinical issue.
8. Validates that all new functionality being implemented meets the objective of the original request.
9. Coordinates testing and implementation of application with IT for systems.
10. Develops, updates, and tests downtime procedures and clinical continuity programs as requested.
11. Maintains awareness and understanding of technological advances, vendor product offerings, and issues.
12. Conducts literature reviews including professional magazines, books, and internet web sites as requested.
13. Participates, as appropriate, in vendor-supplied training and in academic and trade conferences.
14. Participates in professional development activities and maintains awareness and understanding of technological advances, vendor product offerings, emerging regulations, and related topics/issues.
15. Participates in activities related to the advancement of the science of informatics, such as activities that enhance information management methodologies (software, policies, and procedures) and their application in the work environment.
Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure/Certifications Required:
· Bachelor’s in Pharmacy or PharmD degree.
· Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Georgia
· Two (2) years of experience in hospital pharmacy with direct experience as a super user with a clinical pharmacy IT system.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
· Ability to coach and lead teams
· Self-directed and proactive.
· Working knowledge of clinical information systems and their design.
· Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel and MS Access.
· Familiar with computers and related terminology and design.
· Basic understanding of legislation and corporate initiatives that drive clinical IT priorities.
· Basic understanding of IT Security requirements and how they apply to clinical IT.
· Ability to work with minimal instruction and supervision.
· Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse disciplines.
· Ability to be self-motivated, independent, and to learn quickly.
· Skill to educate/train in both individual and group settings.
· Ability to develop education material.
· Ability to manage/lead group activities.
· Analytical skills in supporting job responsibilities.
· Ability to work in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment; must be flexible.
· Functional knowledge of continuous improvement concepts.
· Ability to deal with confrontation and change in a professional and productive manner.
Reports to: Director of Pharmacy