Position: HealthCare Informatics (Regular Full Time)

Program:  Wind River Family and Community Healthcare

Salary:  Depending on Experience (D.O.E.)

Opening Date:  March 28, 2019

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:45 pm, with some variation 


The Healthcare Informatics Officer (HIO) is tasked with examining and interpreting large sets of medical data in order to help organizational leaders develop strategies in health care delivery and for maintaining a successful business. The HIO will possess a strategic understanding of data gathering, data storage and methods of data sharing.

The HIO position provides insights into and supports WRFCHC efforts in the improvement of care delivery, the management of population health and coordination of care among the health systems departments and services, applying their expertise to complex projects and strategic initiatives.

The HIO position supports fact-based decision making in the organization by developing high quality analytical points of view through data management, analysis, interpretation, presentation and dissemination. He/she is responsible for providing strategic direction to integrate data measurement and management in all domains of practice including quality and safety, cost, service and operations.

The HIO will assist the CAC in determining the needs and requirements for clinical application in the settings in which patient services are delivered. The HIO will lead the evaluation, selection and implementation of clinical systems (i.e. EMR, digital imaging, etc.) and will work with staff and physicians to optimize the utilization of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes and providing support in accordance with organizational goals.


1.  Act as a liaison between the clinical departments, the Information Technology Department and Administration.

2.  Oversees the design and application of established methods and processes to assist users with the generation, storage, retrieval, use and sharing of biomedical information and knowledge, bridging the gap between business users, clinicians, and IT personnel.

3.  Ability to oversee and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines

4.  Creates the vision and strategic direction for growth analytical tools across departments.

5.  Work with staff and physicians to optimize the utilization of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals.

6.  Provides thought leadership and acts as a subject matter expert in the designing and recommendations of appropriate analytical approaches and methodology in addressing key issues within the organization.

7.  Routinely prepares and presents relevant clinical and market data to administration and department heads in a clear and concise manner.

8.  Acts as an internal consultant and possess a base of solid clinical analysis, statistics/biostatistics, indicator and scorecard development/management and community skills.

Knowledge and skills:

Proficient computer skills with extensive experience using various software applications; relational database structures and reporting software

Experience with clinical/healthcare software applications, RPMS preferred; demonstrated knowledge and skills in statistical packages and concepts including control charts

High-level skill in the use of complex data in healthcare and business/value development and the ability to analyze data and draw meaningful conclusions

Demonstrate ability to manage projects involving large volumes of data, ability to instruct others effectively; display, analyze, package and explain data to individuals with varied levels of understanding and abilities; and, experience with healthcare collaborative measures across a health system

Strong strategic analytical skills for data, product line and continuum of care analysis combined with sound business judgment and ability to communicate and influence across the continuum

Excellent oral, written, “platform” and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently and with individuals at all levels

High degree of creativity in problem-solving

Project management skills desirable


Education and Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required, Registered Nurse preferred; Master’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Health Sciences, Business Administration, or Informatics area preferred.

Minimum of two (2) to five (5) year experience in data/statistical analysis

Position Requirements

Location: WRFCHC Clinical sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation orAddition Qualifiers:

The applicant must participate in and qualify for their position pursuant to the WRFCHC Child Background and Character Investigation Participation policy and procedure which includes a Central Registry Child Protection and adjudicated background check.

American Indian Preference 

 How to apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program.  Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY., or to the WRFCHC HR Department, at 511 N. 12th E., Riverton, WY.  

Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribe’s website at www.northernarapaho.com, or at www.windrivercares.com 

For more information please call 307-856-9281 Ext 105, or 307-463-4473.

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