$38.14 to $50.78 per hour
Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA)
Degree in a health related field
Registration with an applicable professional association or college
Clinical informaticians are members of the AHS Clinical Information Services – Information Technology team. They work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. They use their knowledge of health care processes, informatics principles and processes, and health informatics tools to assist both their clinical colleagues and the information technology groups to achieve common aims. Clinical informaticians optimize information systems to facilitate patient care, consult on methods to improve workflow processes, and promote the value and awareness of clinical informatics to improve health care.
This role is critical to the success of delivery models that aspire to transform the organization’s health care system to focus increasingly on the quality of care provided to patients and residents. Clinical informaticians typically work full-time hours. They can apply for positions that are either permanent or temporary depending on business needs. They generally work Monday to Friday. Some clinical informaticians may travel depending on the requirements of the job. Clinical informaticians work on-site at health facilities or in corporate offices. They work collaboratively with health-care and information technology professionals, project managers, as well as clients and vendors to develop health informatics tools to promote to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance the quality of patient care.
They participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems. Clinical informaticians use computers and telephones for a large portion of their work and may be required to talk, type and sit for long periods of time. Using instant messaging and other virtual collaboration tools, roles can be located in any part of Alberta.