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Director Clinical Informatics

DCH Health System | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: July 12, 2022
Opportunity Code: 31217

Summary

Join an Alabama Health Center as an innovative Director of Clinical Informatics in a town full of southern charm and hospitality


The Position

  • The Director of Clinical Informatics will provide leadership and oversight for an informatics program, focusing on clinical practice, administration, and research in patient focused care.
  • The Director will be responsible for bringing stabilization to the team structure while assessing and prioritizing current projects being worked on. 
  • This role will collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer, VP Patient Care Services, Physicians, and other members of the leadership team in developing and maintaining clinical informatics strategic plans including the electronic medical records (EMR). 
  • Utilizes Lean methodology for problem solving, ongoing patient safety, and process improvement while using the enhanced quality leadership model to look at all aspects of respiratory therapy and bedside care for bringing it back into the systems. 
  • Seeking an innovative, strategic thinker who can be an executive presence who has experience with a variety of electronic medical records (EMR) and informatics technologies. 
  • Master’s degree required; RN highly preferred. Consultants are encouraged to apply.
  • This is an onsite position.

The Organization

  • As a local, community-owned, not-for-profit organization, the DCH Health System has been providing quality health care services for nearly 100 years to citizens in West Alabama through its three hospitals and 800+ acute patient care beds, 122 nursing home beds, and nearly 5,000 total employees.
  • The mission of DCH Health System is to improve the health of its community and to provide high quality, compassionate care to all the residents of West Alabama, regardless of their ability to pay. 
  • DCH Health System is committed to growing the next generation of health care providers through partnerships with area schools, including the University of Alabama. Additionally, many of the system’s employees and physicians volunteer their time and expertise throughout the community in an effort to positively impact the health of its citizens.
  • The system’s acute care hospitals include DCH Regional Medical Center, the 583-bed flagship hospital; Northport Medical Center, a 204-bed community hospital; and Fayette Medical Center, a 61-bed rural hospital. Additionally, DCH Health System operates the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, which is a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

The Community

  • Home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is known as one of the top places to live, offering the excitement of SEC athletics, exposure to major industries, and easy access to both Atlanta and the panhandle beaches.
  • Tuscaloosa has approximately 182,000 residents, is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River and has appeared in Money magazine’s annual list of the country’s best places to live. The ranking is based on qualities most valued in a place to live as stated by Money magazine subscribers such as cost of living, housing affordability, education, quality of life, and the desirability of living in that area. 
  • Tuscaloosa has some of the best ranked public and private schools with an A+ rating. 
  • The area offers many amenities of a larger urban area yet maintains a small-town feel. It is renowned for folk art and the blues, but you can also find one of the great collections of American fine art and attend a symphony performance in a music hall with acoustics that rivals the best anywhere.

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