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Behavioral Health Clinical Informatics Analyst

Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position InformationMake a difference in your community by bringing your behavioral health and electronic health records experience to the Department of Health Services (DHS)!Starting salary up to $60.32/hour ($125,895/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*Reporting directly to the Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Section Manager, this Behavioral Health Clinical Informatics Analyst position will oversee all aspects of Electronic Health Records (EHR) projects requiring clinical subject-matter expertise, including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities to clinical content developers and testers, and monitoring and summarizing the EHR project's progress. Some examples of tasks include mapping clinical workflows and business needs, developing and implementing end-user training plans, and developing logic models and specifications for data dashboard and data monitoring needs.While this position will need to work independently, assign tasks to others, and will have some autonomy, they will be part of an implementation team that makes decisions on the planning, design, and implementation of EHR software applications. They will build and maintain working relationships with the Information Technology and Fiscal Project Leads and team members, vendors, and other Community-Based Organizations involved in the projects and coordinate the Change Governance process for clinical content and needs. This position will be expected to report regularly to Division and Departmental leadership on the status of the EHR.The ideal candidate will possess: a valid California license, certification, or registration in a health-related discipline; and an understanding of the business needs and workflows of county behavioral health systems, specifically as they relate to an EHR system. In addition, they will possess:Prior experience in healthcare technology including managing/overseeing clinical care platforms, systems and/or toolsKnowledge of Behavioral Health EHR requirements, including clinical documentation, mandatory data reporting, billing & claiming, and interoperability of systemsDemonstrated ability in being a team player, leading cross-functional initiatives, and working collaboratively with clinical practicesExperience developing and conducting trainings in a health settingStrong project management skills, sound business judgement, and the ability to provide data driven recommendationsSkilled in the application of evaluation and tracking tools including data collection and analysisProactivity, autonomy, and commitment to excellence in their workExcellent oral and written communication skillsThe ability to improve day-to-day operationsWhat We OfferWorking at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:A hybrid telework schedule may be available, depending upon the department and specific assignment, that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serveEligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary rangeCompetitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per yearCounty paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan optionsAn annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunitiesCounty contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefitsRetirement fully integrated with Social SecurityMay be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits Directory.The Civil Service Title for this classification is Patient Care Analyst.This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Behavioral Health Clinical Informatics Analyst position in the Department of Health Services. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Minimum QualificationsEducation: Academic work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited school nursing, academic course work in health care, hospital or nursing administration, medical records, psychology counseling or social work or a related field will meet these required knowledge and abilities.Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, three years of experience in an acute care hospital or other equally responsible health profession experience including some training or experience in performing patient's rights advocacy, utilization review or quality assurance or infection control or experience analyzing health care or nursing systems and programs could provide this opportunity.License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse or license, registration or certification in another related health discipline.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesThorough knowledge of: relative importance of problems effecting the respectiveareas of responsibility.Considerable knowledge of: various methods of assessing professional care and services; the applicable laws, rules, regulations and regulatory agency requirements related to assigned area of responsibility; medical terminology, hospital routines, and policies and procedures.Working knowledge of: the various specialty areas within the Resource Management Program.Knowledge of: appropriate financial reporting and statistical design, methodology, presentation and interpretation; the principles and practices of consultation and training.Ability to: recognize resource management and patient care problems or potential problems in their early stages; utilize various methods of assessing the utilization and quality of services and care provided; communicate effectively with persons of varying backgrounds; influence physicians, staff, other managers into accepting changes required by the resource management program; advocate on behalf of patients and clients using behavior that will provide the best opportunity for a reasonable resolution of the complaint; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other hospital and Mental Health Department personnel and others who have an interest in quality patient care; exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving medical, administrative and management problems; write comprehensive reports; analyze problems accurately and to take effective course of action; give and follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in detail; interact with patients and professional staff sympathetically and tactfully in difficult and sensitive situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other hospital personnel; interpret medical charts, records and reports.Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When ApplyingYour application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses that state, "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as the number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONA background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.HOW TO APPLYApplications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.HR Analyst: DPHR Technician: RR

Keywords: County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa , Behavioral Health Clinical Informatics Analyst, Professions , Santa Rosa, California

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