The Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for an Informatics Pharmacy Specialist in the Clinical Informatics service under the Office of the Chief of Staff. The Specialist is responsible for the planning and implementation of clinical applications including coordination of tasks, development of training programs, development of policies related to the use of these applications, oversight of maintenance, and evaluation of the success and effectiveness of the applications. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible for supporting the electronic patient record including design of data input and reporting mechanisms. Works closely with clinicians and administrative staff to facilitate the resolution of concerns, issues and problems relating to the use of the electronic medical record and its underlying data structures. Works with local VA, VISN, and National VA resources support personnel on an as needed basis. Assess and evaluates both inpatient and outpatient care processes. Works directly with clinicians to customize and configure applications to meet patient care needs and to ensure the highest quality of care possible. Works to customize (1) menus, (2) progress note titles and templates, (3)order sets, (4) clinical reminders, (5) consults, (6) health summaries, (7) parameter settings for view alerts and notifications, and order checks, and (8) maintenance of the orderable item file. Performs analyses of projects incorporating broad knowledge of all technical, administrative and clinical impacts and implications, and makes reports and recommendations to management. Consults with appropriate staff to initiate, develop and execute projects in support of development of data needs. Exercises initiative and to collaborate effectively in a lead role with complex and competing activities. Designs and implements numerous data entry and reporting systems for inputting and displaying data. Works with field leaders to identify needs and develop information products to meet those needs. Evaluates often incomplete information and makes recommendations for effective use of those data to achieve optimum organizational changes. Ensures the accuracy of information delivered, including, but not limited to, technical delivery, program ownership, accountability, and long-range strategic planning, and works with appropriate personnel to design and implement methods of identifying erroneous data and correcting those data. Provides troubleshooting assistance on a wide range of issues and works with IT staff and programmers to define solutions. Serves as the knowledge expert for the computerized medical record and medication ordering systems, and providers IT and other staff with consultative support and education. Develops training materials or other tools to assist staff in utilizing data and reports that are produced. Ensures that comprehensive documentation is provided where necessary, and monitors end user satisfaction to drive enhancements and increase performance. Responds to user feedback mechanisms. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; May include weekends, evenings & holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599534200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.