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Title:   EHR Director
01 / 29 / 2013
USPI Dallas Office
Full time

Job Description Summary:
The EHR Director is responsible for day-to-day oversight through all phases of implementation and post live system maintenance.  The EHR Director will report to the VP of Clinical Systems and be expected to provide guidance and support of EHR team members to monitor job performance, promote growth and professional development. Developing and improving the potential and capability of the team in technical and problem solving capability to meet and respond to any system development and maintenance needs. The EHR Director will be responsible for keeping close communication and alignment with the project priorities and post live support needs by communicating any resource constrains and technical challenges and difficulties.  The EHR Director will need to apply their skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to application development, integration, business analysis, requirements definition, building test plans, coordinating resources and stakeholders, setting deadlines, and monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of all implementation tasks and post implementation needs.  The EHR Director will facilitate communication and collaboration among USPI resources, Cerner resources, hospital leadership and staff, and physicians.

  • Executing implementation activities, monitor progress, update project documents, monitor project metrics, update leadership and report issues and status
  • Monitor and help maintain the quality of the EHR solution to ensure that it meets technical, workflow and process needs in a surgical environment
  • Management of the EHR Team members, providing evaluations, developing career paths, mentoring and providing profession development
  • Assist in development of required policies and competencies for the EHR
  • Identifying time requirements and managing resources in a simultaneous implementation and post implementation environment
  • Monitor financial objectives and work within budget
  • Monitoring meaningful use metrics, timing, and required submission
  • Defining system maintenance and working collaboratively with all departments
  • Maintaining an effective super user network
  • Be able to communicate the features and benefits of the EHR technology and processes being implemented 

  • A Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university
  • At least 4 years’ experience with an EHR, preferably Cerner
  • Strong technology skills and understanding of database structure
  • At least 4 years’ experience working with hospital information systems
  • Working knowledge of hospital billing systems
  • Working knowledge of surgical processes and workflow
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and respectfully with all to promote teamwork and a positive, productive work environment
  • Ability to prioritize effectively, handle shifting priorities professionally and efficiently, and follow through
  • Ability to recognize and escalate situations as deemed necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and uphold confidentiality
  • Commitment to quality and customer service 

Qualifications Summary:
Qualified persons will thrive both in an independent and team environment. You must be able to take ownership of tasks and complete those tasks accurately and efficiently. You must also be able to work with various internal groups and teams and have the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous project tasks and deadlines in an implementation and production environment.  You must be able to serve as a resource to others where your knowledge or skills are helpful.  You must work with all departments, vendors and project team to implement and maintain a high quality, process driven solution that meets the process and technology requirements for USPI Surgical Hospitals.
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