• Medical Director, Informatics – Children’s National Health System (CNHS)

    Children’s National Health System (CNHS), based in Washington, D.C, has been serving the nation’s children for over 145 years. As a Magnet designated hospital and consistently ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals by US News & World Report, our mission is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through:

    • Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families.
    • Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

    Reporting to the Vice President, CMIO and CIO, the Medical Director of Informatics will assist the VP, CMIO and CIO to ensure the adoption and optimization of the health information technology (IT) platform across the organization to ensure maximum value is derived from these investments. Will also work closely with the Ambulatory and Inpatient CMOs, VP of Quality and Safety and physician and nursing leaders across the organization


    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Provide reviews of medical informatics experiences and approaches
    • Develop health IT technical and application adoption strategies
    • Ensure successful implementation of advanced clinical information systems
    • Assist in the development of strategic plans for health IT systems
    • Develop and track value metrics around these health IT investments in the areas of care delivery, quality, safety, compliance and research



    • Medical Doctor (advanced degree desired)
    • Three years of experience in medical informatics
    • Licensed Physician with recent Medical practice experience
    • Eligible for Board Certification in Clinical Informatics


    Required Skills/Knowledge

    • Personable with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can handle a diversity of personalities and interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization
    • A strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience to implement the vision for the organization
    • Politically savvy, with a high tolerance for ambiguity and can work successfully in a matrix management model
    • Systems thinker with strong organizational skills who can pull all the pieces together and understand how to deliver ideals
    • Strong manager who is adaptable and has a strong collaborative management style
    • Creative thinker with high energy and enthusiasm
    • Team player and consensus builder who promotes the concept of people working together versus individual performance
    • Contemporary clinician who understands major trends in healthcare and population health, and has extensive knowledge of currently available health IT platforms and medical informatics theory and practice
    • Self-confident, assertive and possesses confidence in heavy physician and non-physician clinician interaction



    • Lead the adoption of health IT systems across the organization (hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, ancillary and therapy units) to embody an information model focused upon the diagnosis, treatment and process data required in future treatment and preventative care
    • Engage providers with varying roles including independent and employed physicians and clinicians, medical records professionals and clinical analysts to contribute to the development and use for the health IT platform, business intelligence and clinical analytic tools
    • Stay attuned to the national efforts to develop a comprehensive, functional, interoperable and uniform medical records, and take an active role in areas where the national effort and healthcare system can mutually benefit
    • Respond to end-user needs, include training, to ensure widespread adoption/acceptance use of the health IT platform



    • Ensure work efforts support both optimal care delivery, quality, safety and clinical research
    • Assist in the design and monitoring of the effectiveness of workflow-integrated decision support for clinician
    • Assist in efforts to optimize patient access, throughput, engagement and satisfaction using health information technology
    • Support electronic networks, strong interoperability and population health efforts


    Coordinate efforts with the Bear Institute

    • Evaluate gaps and identify needs to achieve a successful organizational approach to health IT



    • Build a strong team and enhance skill sets, motivate team members and foster a collaborative approach which value individual contributions, talent and strong relationships


    Organizational Commitment/Identification

    • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
    • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
    • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
    • Maintain confidentiality at all times


    Customer Service

    • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met



    • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
    • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
    • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions


    Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

    • Contribute to a positive work environment
    • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
    • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
    • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment


    Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

    • Use resources efficiently
    • Search for less costly ways of doing things



    • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
    • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
    • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
    • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
    • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
    • Attend carefully to important details – practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

    We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Please apply online at https://www.healthcaresource.com/cnmc/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=101857

    Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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