Q. What are the desired qualifications for a Clinical Information Manager (CIM)®?
A. High school degree or equivalent (a college degree is not required as we hire qualified undergraduate students); computing and typing proficiency; undergraduate coursework in sciences, experience volunteering or working in the healthcare field (preferably in a clinical setting); Basic knowledge of medical terminology; Strong communication skills (written and verbal); ability to handle pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; ability to work non-traditional hours and weekends; commitment to the position for a minimum of 1 year.
Q. Why should I work as a CIM?
- Unparalleled exposure to a physician’s medical decision-making and critical-thinking process
- Work as an important part of the Emergency Department (ED) team with various members of the ED staff: physicians, residents, nurses, clinical techs, unit clerks
- Develop ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
- Develop excellent multitasking skills
- Develop strong knowledge of medical terminology
Q. Why is the CIM position important to Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) physicians?
- Increased physician productivity
- Improved quality of life for ED physicians
- Expedited patient flow in the ED
Q. Does a CIM perform any direct patient care duties?
A. No. CIMs do not provide hands-on patient care. However, you are working directly in the emergency department alongside physicians and are obtaining excellent experience in a clinical setting.
Q. Where do CIMs work?
A. There are 19 EMA emergency departments that use CIMs in New Jersey, New York and North Carolina.
Q. How many CIMs are employed by the company?
A. There are about 170 CIMs employed by EMA/Alpha Physician Resources, EMA's practice management company..
Q. How long has EMA used CIMs?
A. Since 1999.
Q. Are there summer positions or internships available?
A. No. A minimum commitment of one (1) year is required.