MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Clinical Informatics Specialist - EHR Inpatient & Ambulatory in Houston, Texas

The Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist is a primary support contact for the assigned application and may communicate directly with the Manager to discuss design decisions. He/she communicates directly with the IT analysts and ensures that all key decisions are implemented across the application. The Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and communicating with the end users and representatives from all areas of the hospital related to their specific application. They will use their clinical background and SME experience to benefit the build and support of the EHR application assigned.

The Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist should have an understanding of MD Anderson's objectives for implementing an EHR and the ability to recognize opportunities for process redesign that will help the organization maximize the benefits of the implementation.

*In order to be adequately prepared and trained to build, test and optimize the Epic system, MDA requires that Epic certification be obtained within 120 days of completion of the assigned, required training classes. Required certifications must be maintained as assigned.*

*This position is for the Epic Inpatient Team*

Implementation/ Optimization

1.Accountable for install decisions related to assigned application

2.Accountable for pre-live risk mitigation planning

3.Analysis of EPIC model content and negotiation of any user requested modifications

4.Populating databases for which they are the owner during the initial system build, with assistance from Epic staff

5.Understanding choices in application specifications

6.Investigating the preferred choices of the users

7.Analyzing data conversion needs

8.Preparing details of specifications as needed

9.Aiding trainers during user training

10.Input to project plan throughout the course of the implementation to insure major milestones are met and appropriate project tracking is accurate

11.Timely input of weekly time tracking and project tracking data

12.Responding to Epic's technical questions

13.Understanding both the clinical and business workflows to achieve strategic outcomes for the implementation

Support/ Content Management

1.Modification of EPIC content as prescribed by project team

2.Working with users on the sharing of data, category lists, etc

3.Create and document policies and procedures

4.Troubleshooting problems or questions from users

5.Prioritizing and implementing changes requested for the system

6.Coordinating software updates and changes with users

7.Thoroughly reviewing and testing each new release and communicating needed changes to Epic before users are permitted to access the new release

8.Collecting information regarding potential system enhancement needs

9.Maintaining rules for how each new version is released

10.Analyzing new functionality in new releases to determine whether or how it should be used


1.Setting standards for naming and numbering conventions and security classifications

Other duties as assigned

Education Required:

Graduation from an accredited school for field of clinical study.

Certification Required:

Current license/credentials required for field of clinical study.

Preferred Certifications:

Epic Certified in Epic Care Inpatient applications.

Experience Required:

Five years of information services and clinical experience in identified licensed field to include at least three years of clinical experience in identified field of study.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in an academic healthcare setting.

EPIC System specific experience a plus.

Onsite Presence:

Is Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,700

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 116,600

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 154,500