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    Summary

    The primary purpose of the position is to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care by integrating clinical and information processes necessary to achieve successful adoption and application of new technologies throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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    Responsibilities

    Consultation and Education: As a primary VHA subject matter expert for Health Informatics, the employee serves as the knowledge expert for the electronic health record and associated clinical software, and provides users and staff with consultative support and education. Consults, advises, and educates all levels of employees including the highest levels of management, on methods and means to make health care operations more effective and efficient. Integrates knowledge of clinical and information processes to achieve successful adoption and application of new technologies to support health care operations and systems; initiates, develops and executes complex projects that support veterans' health care needs, collaborating effectively in a lead role; assists clinical business end users in reengineering business processes for clinical efficiency and documentation. Represents a wide variety of stakeholders and liaisons with both internal and external organizations. Identifies end-user educational requirements and training needs; develops educational programs and instructional materials and appropriate tools to educate the users and support staff at all levels of the organization, and trains others to deliver educational programs. Monitors end user satisfaction to drive enhancements and increase performance. Examines the need for change throughout the organization, determines what changes need to be aligned and how to do it, and leads or participates on process improvement, root cause analysis and system redesign teams.
    Clinical: Exercises expertise in clinical operations, develops and/or oversees the development of information related to patient care, such as patient registries to allow the Clinical Team to track management of patient illnesses; and develops performance management tracking tools. Extracts, analyze and provides data to assess treatment impacts such as: clinical endpoints, health status outcomes and utility estimates; estimated usage; characteristics of treating designated populations; evaluating patterns of substitution against other products such as resource impact assessments. Actively participates in the development of clinical decision­ support systems with, for example, the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee; the Medical Records Committee; the Clinical Executive Board; program development vendors using Commercial Off The Shelf Software (COTS) and decision support systems; clinical informatics oversight committees; Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee; others as may be decided locally.
    Policy/Governance: Maintains state of the art knowledge of changes in technology and clinical environment to identify, propose, formulate and support new or revised major administrative and clinical policies and directives for clinical software packages in accordance with VHA regulations. Advises those in the Informatics organizational structure of programmatic (formal and informal methods) and security requirements for data access, and advises staff members on directives, policies, and best practices for making requirements operational. Provides expertise in the design of decision support tools that improve health care efficiency, effectiveness and safety. Applies statistical analyses and interprets their significance, including validity of measures used to generate outcomes related to patient management systems. Develops and presents recommendations for improving clinical data-management methods, follow-up procedures, and timely compliance with regulatory guidelines. Instructs staff members in the proper use of information management tools in compliance with policy, regulations and best practices; chairs/participates in a variety of information technology and information management committees as assigned.

    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00a-4:30p
    Telework: Not available.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst (Informatics)/PD55001A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577669800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.