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Physicians affiliated with MultiCare are recognized as being among the best healthcare providers in the Northwest Region with both adult and pediatric specialists providing easy access for patient consultations right here in the community. Youll find everything you need to excel in your job including outstanding facilities, comprehensive resources and talented teammates sharing your commitment to quality patient care. MultiCare is a recognized leader in the use of advanced technology and Epic, our Electronic Health Record (EHR), keeps our staff better connected throughout the healthcare system.

The Opportunity:
Join our established Clinical Informatics team as a Physician Informaticist to provide support and leadership for the implementation, maintenance and optimization of health information technology, including Epic, across all MultiCare Health System clinical settings. The Physician Informaticist position is 0.5 FTE and we can facilitate employment in a clinical practice appropriate to your medical specialty to increase FTE.
Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
-Lead and facilitate physician advisory groups, committees and work teams to support effective design, build, implementation, training and communication of and about health information technology
-Support effective prioritization of provider enhancement requests with operational leadership
-Provide a collaborative approach to complete integration of the electronic health record across the continuum of care (home, ambulatory, urgent/emergency, acute care, extended care) in support of quality patient care and patient-centered care delivery
-Champion organizational efforts to leverage clinical and operational data to analyze and predict clinical and operational performance and improve outcomes
-Provide a collaborative approach to the integration of ancillary services and related technologies that support enhanced medication safety
-Employ Evidence Based Medicine methodologies to ensure our executable clinical content is accurate, up to date and based on the highest quality clinical evidence

The Informatics Department and IST Division of MultiCare Health System:
-Clinical Informatics team staffed with long-term employees
-Long-standing Epic customer (EpicCare Ambulatory since 1998 and Inpatient since 2007)
-HIMSS Stage 7 achieved by most MultiCare hospitals
-Most Wired Hospital designation for 7 consecutive years
-Informatics leaders and team members work closely with counterparts from other areas of the IST division many opportunities for shared learning and growth
-Direct participation in IST governance process
-Opportunities abound from day to day optimizations to new implementations

Required:
-5+ years experience practicing as a board-certified MD/DO
-Fluent knowledge of Health Information Systems and applications (i.e. Epic) with ability to apply these tools to support clinical and business needs
-Licensed in the state of WA by the time of employment
-DEA, NPI prescriptive authority
-Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification by the American Heart Association

Desired:
-Informatics training (i.e. AMIA 10x10, Epic Physician Builder, Masters coursework)
-Experience working with vendors, consultants and/or other health information system services and parties

MultiCare:
Based in Tacoma, WA (near Seattle), MultiCare Health System is a leading-edge, integrated not-for-profit healthcare organization made up of five hospitals including Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital. As one of Americas 10 Best Integrated Healthcare Systems, MultiCare includes numerous primary care and urgent care clinics, multi-specialty centers, Hospice, Home Health and Behavioral Health services. Founded in 1882, MultiCare has grown to a 12,000+ person health system committed to serving community needs.

Keywords:
Clinical Informatics, Medical Informatics, Epic, Informaticist, Physician, MultiCare, Seattle, Tacoma
MultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization committed to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future. Our 18,000 team members (employees, providers and volunteers) are united by MultiCares values of respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence, collaboration and kindness.

Our roots date back more than a century to the founding of Tacomas first hospital. Since then, weve grown to become Washington States largest community-based, locally governed health care system with numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services including Immediate Clinic, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Pulse Heart Institute and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic. Our system of care also includes seven hospitals:

Allenmore Hospital (Tacoma)
Auburn Medical Center (Auburn)
Deaconess Hospital (Spokane)
Good Samaritan Hospital (Puyallup)
Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital (Tacoma)
Tacoma General Hospital (Tacoma)
Valley Hospital (Spokane)

Our new Covington Hospital will open in 2018. Follow our growth at www.multicare.org and explore job opportunities at jobs.multicare.org

MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.