Site Medical Info Officer

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In the Provider�s duties as Site Medical Information Officer (SMIO), the Provider will report and be accountable to the Director of Clinical Informatics, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer. The SMIO will participate in the system design, configuration and training of the EPIC system by providing valuable clinical input to assist with the installation; insuring the communication of Provider needs to the project team and sharing the project team progress with the Provider community. As the SMIO, the Provider will perform the essential duties as outlined below.

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisors.


It is the responsibility of every Associate at St. James Healthcare to understand, practice and live the Standards of Business Conduct, Mission and Core Values as set forth below. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission and Values of St. James Healthcare. It is expected that the Associate will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values:


We reveal and foster God�s healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.


Inspired by our faith,

We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.

We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settings and improve access, quality, health outcomes and affordability.

We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnership with others who share our vision and values.


Excellence We set and surpass high standards.

Caring Spirit We honor the sacred dignity of each person.

Integrity We do the right thing with openness and pride.

Stewardship We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.

Safety We deliver care that seeks to eliminate harm for patients and associates

Good Humor We create joyful and welcoming environments.

The Associate shall support St. James Healthcare goals, and direction of the quality improvement process.


Participate in steering committees and other executive leadership roles as necessary.

Documentation, Observation

Act as an ambassador to Provider�s peers for Computerized Provider Order management (CPOM).

Observation, Feedback

Collaborate closely with the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for SCL Health.

Documentation, Feedback

Drive the implementation of the EPIC system as it relates to Provider involvement, acceptance, design, content and overall readiness.

Observation, Feedback

Act as an advocate for Provider needs and ensure Providers validate relevant decisions. These decisions include workflows and clinical content such as Order Sets, preference lists and medications.

Documentation, Observation, Feedback

Influence the testing of Order Sets to ensure they are built in a logical manner for CPOM and rally other Providers to help with the testing of Order Sets in the system.

Documentation, Observation

Lead a group of Provider leaders who meet regularly to review clinical content and adoption.

Documentation, Observation

Act as head of various groups and committees, such as the Provider Information System Group and EpicCare Strategic Planning Group. Duties including holding regular meetings with the other Providers about the system and improving its use.

Documentation, Feedback

Help increase Provider buy-in of the system

Observation, Feedback

Be instrumental in defining and facilitating new policies and procedures that come with automation.

Documentation, Feedback

Assist in Provider on-boarding, training and Provider workflow discussions.

Documentation, Observation, Feedback

Intercept and intervene in cases of resistant Providers.


Actively identify areas to improve the use of the application.

Documentation, Feedback

Identify clinical reports that Providers currently use and identify areas of improvement in reporting.


Thoroughly understand the operations of the care site and analyze the impact of various actions on those operations.

Documentation, Observation, Feedback

Promote, in a positive manner, the mission, vision and values of St. James to all constituencies. Impart this philosophy and direct the integration of these values throughout the organization.

Observation, Feedback

Integrate the mission, vision and values into all HIT activities, initiatives and programs.

Documentation, Observation, Feedback

Assure appropriate resources are used in a manner of responsible stewardship.

Documentation, Observation

Demonstrate, model and affect total commitment to a quality driven operation that includes all resources: human, financial, technical and environmental.

Documentation, Observation, Feedback

Decision Making

� Explores information for decision-making and defines issues clearly integrating different ideas and perspectives.

� Emphasizes long-term versus short term solutions to problems that arise, using a structured problem solving approach to correct the root cause of a problem.

� Provides necessary resources/cooperation so that innovative solutions can be implemented.

� Anticipates potential problems and implements preventive measures before problems occur.

Leadership Communication and Skill

� Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills with provider colleagues and gives specific, constructive and frequent feedback.

� Supports, provides, clarifies, and ensures adherence to Hospital�s policies and procedures and supports the strategic goals of Hospital.

� Effectively directs provider colleagues through change management processes and facilitates groups to achieve desired results reflecting the group�s ideas and input.

Business Acumen

� Possesses a thorough understanding of the healthcare environment and keeps current on industry developments, including the Catholic healthcare ministry.

� Examines alternative methods of providing required services in order to improve clinical outcomes, enhance the patient experience and reduce supply and personnel costs.

� Combines ethical judgment with technical skills within the policy and legal guidelines of Hospital; understands the legal, social, economic and political forces which influence the health care system in general.

� Effectively uses clinical quality and financial information for strategic and operational decision making and, if requested by Hospital, participates in the preparation of annual clinical quality goals and budgets for capital equipment, personnel, supplies, and other costs.

Integrity and Compliance

� Respects and appreciates individual differences in perspective and background; recognizes others as individuals by showing respect for their beliefs/values and treating them with fairness and understanding.

� Understands Hospital�s mission, vision, values, and strategies and how they shape the organization; integrates the mission, vision, values and strategies into the provision of Services and uses them as a guide in decision-making.

� Evaluates the impact of Provider�s decisions on other work teams, and promotes teamwork across the organization.

Personal Responsibilities

� Maintains professional growth and development through workshops, professional affiliations, and journals to keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

� Participates as appropriate in continuing educational programs and activities that pertain to healthcare.

� Develops and implements an annual plan of personal and professional development.

� Demonstrates the competencies necessary to influence behaviors toward a common dedication to Hospital�s mission, goals, and objectives.

� Represents the goals and mission of Hospital in community related and professional activities.

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform another job-related duties requested by their supervisor in accordance with regulatory, legal, and organizational policies and procedures.

Education, Experience and Licensure/Certification Requirements : Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position

  1. Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner by the MT State Board of Nursing OR as a Physician Assistant-Certified by the MT State Board of Medical Examiners OR Licensed Physician by the MT State Board of Medical Examiners
  2. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
  3. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  4. Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
  5. Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including the eMR as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position


  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of strategic planning, clinical quality management.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative Provider relationships.
  • Ability to create new programs that will increase clinical quality and financial performance.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to Provider colleagues, clinical staff and other associates and otherwise to communicate with such individuals effectively and diplomatically.
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment.
  • Ability to achieve results by coordinating the efforts of diverse, multi-functional teams.
  • Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including the Microsoft office suite and the ability to learn applications relevant to the position.
Organization: St. James Healthcare, Butte, MT
Primary Location: MT-Butte
Department: SJB-Clinical IS
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 0.5
Job Number: 18001940
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