HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Informatics Scientist in Nashville, Tennessee

This is a full time position at HCA Corporate, Nashville

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services; a company comprised of locally-managed facilities that includes about 162 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 199,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

Summary of Position: The Clinical Services Group (CSG) is responsible for the development and implementation of HCA’s Clinical Informatics Program as well as the expansion of business processes and performance related to HCA's Clinical Data Management (CDM) strategy. Clinical transformation represents a strategic direction within Clinical Informatics function focusing on utilizing novel technologies and tools, data resources and informatics principles to improve the clinical and operating performance of HCA. This team is focused on identifying such opportunities and working with the wider organization to operationalize them. The Clinical Informatics Scientist role is an experienced member of this team, expected to provide leadership related to the data driven transformation of care at HCA. The Clinical Informatics Scientist also serves as a mentor to others on the Clinical Informatics team, participating in the culture of continual learning and improvement. The role draws from a background in medicine and software development at a high level. In this role, the candidate will broaden their skills to understand the software and statistical aspects of informatics science. The candidate will also develop deeper expertise in working with clinical, operational, and financial data. The candidate will lift other members of the team through mentoring them in clinical understanding of the data. In this role, the candidate will support and manage clinical informatics projects from a clinical perspective throughout their life cycle: from conception of idea through development and on to effective deployment as clinical decision support. The successful candidate will be imaginative and creative, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to establish effective working relationships and manage multiple priorities while maintaining a professional demeanor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer to manage clinical aspects of data analytics and clinical decision support, both at a population and individual patient level.

  • Ensure a standardized and consistent approach relating to the role of Informatics in the data analytics and clinical technologies at HCA

  • Provide clinical expertise for the data science team in close cooperation with the CDM Data Science Director.

  • Develop and prepare highly complex reports and provide and/or interpret information and data across departments, divisions, and groups.

  • Iterate closely with end users and team to proactively discover and improve solutions involving complex technologies including, but not limited to, Natural Language Processing and rule or event driven Clinical Decision Support

  • Review data on a continuous basis to ensure clinical accuracy and proactively identify trends that may adversely impact data quality.

  • Ability to work closely with team members with disparate skill sets.

  • Participate in team learning exercises and courses.

  • Participate in data quality discovery and management.

  • Collaborate with Data Analytics, IT&S and other CSG stakeholders.

  • Other duties assigned as necessary to support HIE, Field analytics technologies, Data Quality, Clinical Decision Support, the Clinical Informatics Program Office and the Clinical Services Group.


  • Be imaginative and creative.

  • Ability to communicate and facilitate topics clearly and effectively across department lines; working inside peer groups and receiving guidance from supervisor.

  • Demonstrated oral, written and technical communication skills required.

  • Experience working in a hands-on clinical environment.

  • Experience with leading agile teams.

  • Experience teaching or mentoring.

  • Ability to build strong relationships both within and outside direct team.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team on complex projects.

  • Adeptness to learn new assignments, technologies, and applications.

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.

  • Works independently, receiving minimal guidance. Acts as a mentor and provides direction to colleagues with less experience.

  • Possesses interpersonal skills to work in a high profile and fast paced team.

  • Technical aptitude to learn and adapt to new industry applications and tools.

  • Some travel required.

  • Typical work week hours can vary depending on workload and project deliverables.

    Education and Experience

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) required.

  • Operations, information systems, or analytics experience preferred.

  • 10 or more years of relevant work experience and/or training required

  • 5 or more years of experience and/or training with Clinical Informatics required

  • Experience with SQL, scripting (i.e. Python), web tools, and service oriented architecture

  • Board Certification in Clinical Informatics preferred

  • Formal fellowship and/or Master’s Degree training in Clinical Informatics a plus #LI-TF1

Title: Clinical Informatics Scientist

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Corporate Main Campus

Requisition ID: 10201-19506