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#107453 Clinical Informatics Specialist IV

Initial Review Date: Mon 6/14/2021

This posting shall remain open until filled.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/10/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Works with business, technical, and clinical personnel to develop and implement complex clinical informatics solutions and to create integrated architecture to ensure optimal use of tools and components. Collaborates closely with business operations, healthcare clinicians, and IT applications and technical teams to translate operations workflow and patient experience objectives into technical requirements. Works on project teams that include business and clinical staff to improve clinical informatics planning and systems and to develop metrics and analytics that support health management in making decisions for upgrades and modifications that are cost-effective, scalable, and meet present and future needs.

Performs quality assurance testing of complex scope, runs SQL (Structured Query Language) queries for enhanced medical data access, and writes and maintains appropriate documentation of design and deployment processes, workflows, and results. As necessary, provides support, troubleshooting, problem solving, and instruction for clinical informatics users and participates in curriculum development for user training. Other duties as assigned.


  • Nine years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus Five years of related experience/training

  • Certification in an assigned EMR vendor's product/module.

  • Laboratory Information System (LIS) Clinical Laboratory and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system experience with a leading LIS/EMR Software platform as an Analyst.

  • Experience with HL7 messaging.

  • Broad and/or in-depth knowledge of 1-2 areas of focus in clinical informatics specialty areas. Knowledge of controlled terminology, clinical workflows, user interface optimization, clinical decision support, rules development, data integration and mining, clinical ontologies and adoption of technology.

  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant clinical informatics software and technology, and the complex concepts, principles, policies, methodologies, and industry standards and practices involved with patient care and electronic medical data management in the UC health care system.

  • Excellent project management skills. Superb problem-resolution skills, with the ability to quickly diagnose problems, and develop, test, and implement appropriate and effective solutions in a timely manner.

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge in documentation and reporting, with the ability to select and run queries, collect and analyze system performance data, and produce substantive reports and analyses.

  • Professional level experience working with clinical information systems and developing reports.

  • Extensive experience and working knowledge of all MS office products. Strong knowledge and experience of database management technologies.

  • Knowledge and intermediate level experience working SQL database query language and tools, and reporting tools such as Crystal Reports, Business Objects Web Intelligence, or Tableau, or other related tools.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills, presentation and report writing.

  • Ability to work with senior staff and managers in clinical information technology, health care management, and business analytics, serving as a technical resource and providing advice and counsel on issues of functionality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, policy, and performance.


  • SCC SoftLab LIS software experience.
  • Clinical Laboratory Experience.
  • SQL query/report experience.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience in Clinical Laboratory healthcare environment.
  • Experience in a large, complex healthcare environment.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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