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    Summary

    The Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the Informatics Program within the VISN Office. In this key leadership role, the CHIO has responsibility for directing the Informatics Program to implement local and nationally directed programs and initiatives. The CHIO will work remotely from any VISN 10 Office or medical center and is eligible to telework one day per week.

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    Responsibilities

    As the resident expert in clinical informatics and health IT, the Informatics Leader is the primary advisor to the Network Director and other key officials. The Informatics Leader provides supervision as required, providing input to selection decisions, performance evaluations, and participating in conduct, disciplinary or rewards actions as they relate to the Informatics Program.

    The VISN CHIO, utilizing clinical and IT expertise is further responsible for:

    • Functioning at an advanced level of informatics practice encompassing the full range of activities that focus on the methods and technologies of information handling in the delivery of patient care;
    • Communicating Health Informatics issues with VISN leadership;
    • Identifying and raising IT issues and proposed solutions at the local, VISN and National levels within role responsibilities and assignments;
    • Developing and implementing standards of practice in the field of IT related to patient care delivery;
    • Identifying and analyzing prompt solutions to problems in software applications using proper trouble shooting techniques, reporting techniques and support ladders;
    • Evaluating and making recommendations on planned or proposed clinical software applications and administrative policies;
    • Teaching and conducting effective training activities to support software implementation and to support informatics staff;
    • Collaborating with other services in developing and utilizing IT and procedures that impact on patient care;
    • Functioning as liaison between clinical users, Information Resource Management, and the clinical services as well as all established Informatics councils or committees;
    • Functioning as chair or co-chair of the local Clinical Informatics and IT Innovation Council;
    • Identifying appropriate menu access for informatics staff (i.e., Clinical Application Coordinators, ADP Application Coordinators, etc.)
    • Providing direction and guidance to the Clinical Informatics staff;
    • Facilitates VISN-wide IT planning and program implementation;
    • Responsible for leadership in planning the education program and IT strategic and operational initiatives; and Providing oversight to all medical center Clinical Application coordinators, Bar Code Coordinators, Telemedicine Coordinators and any other informatics-related positions to provide consistency and oversight of all technology as it relates to clinical situations.
    Work Schedule: M-F 8am to 4:30pm, Eastern time
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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