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Clinical Informatics Specialist II

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 II 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.

  • Develop and implement plans to 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, anticipating future technical needs and trends to promote system usability, quality, regulatory readiness, research, and evidence-based practice.
  • Develop and plan for systems that improve the clinician's ability to care for patients, clinic workflows, and the patient experience.
  • Plan for and improve processes by systematically analyzing complex problems and present innovative solutions to clinicians and IT leaders.
  • Develop and implement plans to collect, analyze, and present data as a story to make concise recommendations to customers for simple and complex problems.
  • Plan and develop workflows that support clinicians, patients, and organizational goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Plan and participate in the design, testing, implementation, and support of clinical applications.
  • Coordinate investigation and analysis of issues, requests, and projects related to clinical applications.
  • Plan and execute evaluations of user adoption of existing and newly implemented clinical applications.
  • Plan and 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.
    • Clinical licensure.
    • 3-5 years of experience in healthcare, Health IT certification, or Bachelor of Science.


      • Familiar with health system processes, business process analysis, and technical support best practices.
      • Epic certification.
      • 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. -
        Our Commitment to DiversityWe are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Clinical Informatics Specialist II, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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