Saturday, January 9, 2010

Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics

Here's a job post that you'll find on the AMDIS (Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems) website under "Career Opportunities" (and this one isn't for a CMIO position):

Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics
Florida Hospital, Maitland, FL

Principal Duties and Job Responsibilities:
* Enhance patient safety and quality of care
* Manage the implementation of an ambulatory electronic patient record system
* Educate and coach physicians on plans that support organizational technology goals
* Deliver education programs to physicians
* Work with the President of the ambulatory group, CMIO, and Physician Leaders to promote and support clinical information systems
* Facilitate forums to conceptualize, design, evaluate, and support the adoption of clinical IT systems and advise the CMIO about concerns, ideas, and feedback on adoption and clinical IT system performance
* Promote the role and importance of clinical IT to improve clinical safety and efficiency
* Implement training of physicians, nurses and other clinicians in the use of new and existing clinical IT systems
* Represent the interests of the ambulatory group, as needed, in meetings for ambulatory and inpatient setting
**  Click here or on the article title to read the full post**

Knowledge and Skills Required:
* Understand clinicians' needs, the benefit of clinical information systems, and the ability to educate physicians on these topics
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse personalities, practicing clinical professionals, IT personnel, operations leaders, and staff
* Good grasp of clinical workflow in both inpatient and outpatient settings and experience with the use of clinical information technology to improve these situations
* Demonstrate strong collaborative management style, creative thinking with high energy and enthusiasm
* Follows and understands major trends in healthcare, managed care, clinical systems, information technology, point of care products, medical informatics, and effective use of information to enhance clinical practice
* 5 years practice experience
* Board Certification in a medical specialty
* Active medical license
* MD or DO
* 5 years leadership experience in Clinical IT
Client Overview
The Florida Hospital Ambulatory Division for this position includes of Florida Hospital Home Care, the Residency Programs, Centra Care, DME and Florida Physicians Medical Group.
Community Overview
Greater Orlando is a hub for higher education and is home to numerous colleges and universities including University of Central Florida (UCF), Rollins College, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and future home of the medical school affiliated with UCF. Greater Orlando is home to several renowned theme parks including Walt Disney World resort, Universal Studios Florida and Sea World. Just a day trip away you can visit the Kennedy Space Center and Busch Gardens. Because of Orlando's unique position directly in the center of Florida, both east coast beaches (Cocoa, New Smyrna, Daytona) and west coast beaches (Clearwater, St. Petersburg) are one-hour trips and glorious weekend adventures. The weather here is sunny virtually all-year-round and great for golfing! Greater Orlando is home to more than 125 public and private golf courses, most of which are open 365 days a year.
Hospital Overview
Since 1908, Florida Hospital Orlando has cared for the Central Florida community as well as patients from around the world. At the core of the Florida Hospital system, Florida Hospital Orlando is an acute-care, tertiary hospital caring for more than 1.5 million patients a year. As the primary campus for more than 1,000 physicians, Florida Hospital Orlando is home to nationally recognized Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiology, Children, Diabetes, Neuroscience, Orthopaedics, and Transplant. Florida Hospital Orlando continues to meet the growing needs of our community with the addition of the Ginsburg Tower, a $255 million 15-story facility that is home to the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute and a football-field-sized emergency department that can accommodate the treatment of more patients in less time.
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Contact Information
Contact: Lisa Owen, Recruitment Analyst
900 Winderley Place, Suite 1400
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 200-2353
Fax: (407) 200-4902

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