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Health Care Informaticist

Washington Regional Medical Center

Washington Regional Medical Center

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Details

Washington Regional Med. Ctr. - Fayetteville, AR
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Information Services


Organization Overview, Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to improve the health of people in the communities we serve through compassionate, high-quality care, prevention, and wellness education. Washington Regional Medical System is a community-owned, locally governed, non-profit health care system located in Northwest Arkansas in the heart of Fayetteville, which is consistently ranked among the 10 Best Places to Live in the country. Our 425-bed medical center has been named the #1 hospital in Arkansas for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. We employ 3,400+ team members and serve the region with over 45 clinic locations, the area’s only Level II trauma center, and five Centers of Excellence - the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute; Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute; Washington Regional Women and Infants Center; Washington Regional Total Joint Center; and Washington Regional Pat Walker Center for Seniors.

Position Summary

The role of the Health Care Informaticist reports to the Health Care Informatics Lead. This position is responsible for assisting in development of a successful design, implementation, and early stabilization for the Washington Regional Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation.

Essential Position Responsibilities


  • Integrate clinical, business, or information science expertise to lead, design, develop, test, implement, and evaluate informatics solutions and health information technology.
  • Inform and drive the development, implementation, and evaluation of data structure and decision-support mechanisms that impact the information management for patients and healthcare providers.
  • Translate and recommend healthcare practice needs into technological solutions for seamless workflow integration.
  • Champion electronic health record integrity and support patient safety, quality, regulatory, compliance standards, and best practices.
  • Prepare comprehensive documentation on system configurations and procedures for future reference and maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned

Information Systems and Other Partner Departments

  • Partner with the interprofessional healthcare, the Application & IT Portfolio Management, and the Information Services Training teams.
  • Serve as a change agent and consultant within identified change management models.
  • Collaborate with Applications and Information Services Training team to support and deliver end user training.

Stakeholders & End Users

  • Work closely with subject matter experts, advisory councils, and workgroups in developing and validating healthcare content and workflows.
  • Collaborate with and provide recommendations to enterprise leadership and stakeholders to ensure the development of systems that improve documentation accuracy and efficiency while supporting the meaningful collection and analysis of clinical data for performance improvement and healthcare research.
  • Engage with clinical staff to understand workflows and translate clinical needs into effective EHR solutions.
  • Work closely with the project team to meet implementation milestones and adhere to project timelines.
  • Work closely with project team on translating workflows into system build and supporting function/integrated testing.


  • Education: Associate degree in health informatics, Computer Science, Nursing, or related field. Bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensure and Certifications: Active certifications in 1 or more EHR applications preferred. ANCC Informatics Nursing or other relevant informatics certification preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in health informatics or related field. Previous EHR implementation experience, preferred. Previous EHR experience preferred.

Additional Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks, and deadlines at one time.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, cross-functional, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong understanding of clinical process and/or healthcare operations.
  • Ability to quickly connect and effectively communicate with key stakeholders and end users.
  • Ability to lead matrixed teams to success, as needed.

Work Environment: This position will spend 80% of time sitting while performing work in a standard office environment. This position will spend 20% of time standing and/or walking while pushing, pulling, lifting, and/or carrying up to 50 lbs.