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Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist-Pharmacy - (46100)

Universal Health Services
Tredyffrin, PA 19312
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One of the nations largest and most respected hospital management companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing since its inception to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues of $10 billion and 83,000 employees. In 2018, UHS was recognized for the eighth consecutive year as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and in 2017, ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 83,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

The Corporate IS Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist-Pharmacy.

The Senior Informatics Specialist develops, implements, supports and maintains medication and pharmacy related components of the new Core Clinical Patient Care System for the UHS Acute Care Hospitals. Interacts closely with the Corporate Information Technology (IT) Pharmacy Analyst team to maximize functionality and patient safety of our clinical systems. Coordinates and supports Acute Care Hospitals with implementation, upgrades and training on all existing Pharmacy related technology platforms (including Siemens, Pyxis and web based programs). Develops a testing plan and validation of all programs related to medication management and pharmacy prior to implementation. Supports the Corporate Manager Pharmacy Informatics & Technology in development of new programs as well as to maintain, optimize and expand current technology platforms and programs. Works with Acute Care Hospitals to ensure all programs related to Medication distribution and safety are up to date and functioning properly.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Plans, reviews and oversees implementation of activities, resources and timelines required to complete systems development projects, systems administration, and reporting.
  • Provides leadership in development, establishing ownership and maintaining work teams.
  • Provides expertise and guidance to IT in the management of pharmacy and medication use databases, master files and tables.
  • Acts as IT Clinical management liaison to other IT departments as well as Corporate and Facility leadership and stakeholders. Oversees standardization of clinical system content.
  • Uses pharmacy practice experience to guide information services and clinical departments to configure systems properly to ensure patient safety.
  • Manages initiatives to promote effective design, development and implementation of clinical information system improvements.
  • Supports Pyxis equipment and procedures.
  • Supports pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians as the resource for requests related to EMR and pharmacy system changes and additions.
Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum 2yearsinhealthcareenvironmentexperience required,as aclinician preferred.
  • Minimum 8yearsexperiencewithclinicalinformationsystems.
  • Minimum 3 years Cerner Millennium experience required.
  • Professional demeanor with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Executives, Physicians, Vendors, Physicians, Pharmacists and all other clinical and IT personnel.
  • Provides solutions to highly complex technical problems requiring frequent use of creativity and ingenuity and an in-depth analysis and evaluation of multiple factors.
  • Experience with analyzing clinical systems and identifying continuous improvement opportunities. Strong statistical skills and interpretive abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. Project Management Certification and/or experience, process improvement skills related to workflow processes, and training development of educational material.
  • Ability to provide clinical review for projects to ensure a high level of usability of system functionality is achieved.
  • Language proficiency in English, with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of hospital pharmacy and related Cerner Pharmacy applications/eMAR.
  • Capable of working with the organizations leadership, clinical teams, and IT systems related to all clinicians and processes.
  • Knowledge of leading projects and directing the efforts of multiple people.
  • Able to understand clinical workflows and patient-care oriented processes.
  • Has a good foundation of information technologies in a clinical environment.
  • Licensed pharmacist required.
  • Additional IT or Clinical certifications or credentialing is preferred.

Travel Requirements: 5 25% domestic US travel (depending on projects).

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-22

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