Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist I is responsible for promoting the understanding, integration, and innovation of clinical information technology to improve the clinician and patient experience. This role supports organizational goals and initiatives using the input, analysis, and retrieval of data to improve processes. This role maintains knowledge of clinical practice and a relationship with clinical and IT leadership.
Translate between IT, clinical staff, patients, and leadership collaborating with key stakeholders and advocating for clinicians and patients.
Function as a champion for clinical IT strategy, promoting system usability, quality, regulatory readiness, research, and evidence-based practice.
Develop systems that improve the clinician's ability to care for patients, clinic workflows, and the patient experience.
Improve processes by systematically analyzing complex problems and present innovative solutions to clinicians and IT leaders.
Collect, analyze, and present data as a story to make concise recommendations to customers for simple and complex problems.
Document workflows that support clinicians, patients, and organizational goals and strategic initiatives.
Participate in the design, testing, implementation, and support of clinical applications.
Investigate and analyze issues, requests, and projects related to clinical applications.
Complete evaluations of user adoption of existing and newly implemented clinical applications.
Provide communications and updates to multiple levels of the organization.
Demonstrated experience working with teams in the development and support of applications, and in implementing production systems in a healthcare organization
Demonstrated attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem-solving capabilities.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills
1-3 years of experience in healthcare, Health IT certification, or Associate degree in Science/Applied Science
Familiar with health system processes, business process analysis, and technical support best practices.
Project management experience
Health informatics Degree or Certification
Experience in project management methodology principles with ability to document key supportive deliverables.
Demonstrated experience in training clinical end-users of various levels of technical savvy
Experience collecting user requirements, translating to system feature enhancements, and requesting enhancements
Knowledge oncology patient care services
Knowledge of patient care operations in outpatient or acute care and/or research setting.
Knowledge of TJC, DOH, and other regulatory requirements
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center facilities. Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
The annual base salary range for this position is from $86,078.00 to $129,118.00 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff).
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.