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Resource Overview

This section includes sample job functions to help you find the right Health IT and Quality Improvement personnel.  These consist of actual job functions utilized by health centers in their job posting and recruitment activities.

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Staffing Models, Program Elements, and Performance Expectations
Staffing Models, Program Elements, and Performance Expectations

Staffing Models, Program Elements, and Performance Expectations

The following document describes Quality and HIT staffing models for a low, middle, and high resourced health centers.  These models are intended to be both normative (e.g., How does my middle resource health center compare? Do I have all of these positions covered?) and aspirational (e.g., What benefits could we get if we move to the next level?). 

HITEQ Job Function Decision Tree
HITEQ Job Function Decision Tree

HITEQ Job Function Decision Tree

The following document is intended to assist health center staff create new job descriptions and/or modify existing job descriptions to more clearly incorporate Health IT and quality-related responsibilities.  The matrix provides responsibilities across three categories of roles:  Medical Leadership, Quality, and Health IT.  It differentiates these responsibilities based on typical job functions (e.g., Quality Improvement, Compliance, Meaningful Use).   

Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Director
Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Director

Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Director

This job description tool provides a position summary for a Quality Director. This position is responsible for identifying, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the overall clinical and organizational quality at a site, coordinating Joint Commission compliance activities and Information Technology functions. Quality Directors are responsible for collecting and analyzing data to identify improvement opportunities and recommending action plans to address quality concerns.

Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Improvement Specialist
Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Improvement Specialist

Samples of Job Functions for a Quality Improvement Specialist

This job description tool provides a position summary for a Quality Improvement Specialist, sample job functions, sample skill requirements, and sample education and experience requirements. This tool is intended to be used like a menu.  

Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Specialist
Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Specialist

Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Specialist

This job description tool provides a position summary for a Clinical Informatics Specialist. HR staff can share it with supervisors to identify the types of functions a position will be responsible for, and the skills and experience necessary to accomplish the job. The various functions can be used as a menu to pick and choose from different categories to build a job description.

Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Coordinator
Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Coordinator

Samples of Job Functions for a Clinical Informatics Coordinator

This job description tool provides a position summary for a Clinical Informatics Coordinator. sample job functions, sample skill requirements, and sample education and experience requirements. This role coordinates efforts to follow clinical outcomes for proper disease management and population health management.

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ staff with portions contributed by Chris Espersen, HITEQ Advisory Committee member and Independent Contractor and Past President of Midwest Clinicians Network; Shane McBride, Executive Director of the Brookside Community Health Center; Chris Grasso, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services- The Fenway Institute; and Ed Phippen, Principal - Phippen Consulting, LLC.

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