Job Class: Research Scientist 2
Working Title: Blood Lead Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) Onboarding Coordinator
This temporary position will collaborate with laboratories reporting blood lead test results to Minnesota Department Health (MDH) to understand and overcome barriers to sending data via Health Level 7 (HL7) 2.5.1 messages that meet meaningful use standards. The position will be responsible for communicating with internal and external stakeholders as laboratories register for electronic laboratory result submission and move through the onboarding process.
Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics, Epidemiology, Community Health, Health Information Sciences, Public Health or closely related field AND three (3) years of professional experience.
Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics, Epidemiology, Community Health, Health Information Sciences, Public Health or closely related field AND five (5) years of related experience.
Professional and related experience must include:
- Knowledge of theories, principles and practice of public health informatics and public health information and systems.
- Strong ability to organize, coordinate and lead groups for specific projects and to establish and develop ongoing business relationships.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to prepare accurate and professional reports; write grants; prepare and deliver presentations; prepare powerpoint presentations collaborate on research projects; and establish and maintain good working relationships with others.
- Ability to be self-directed in completing tasks.
A Master’s degree in Health Informatics will substitute for two years of experience as described above.
A PhD in Health Informatics will substitute for three years of experience as described above.
A Master’s degree or PhD in a related field will substitute for one year of experience.
Knowledge of public health informatics aspects of information systems, including development of use cases, business cases, workflow analyses, management of resources, contracts, personnel and system evaluation.
Knowledge of public health and population health systems at the federal, state and local level including the types of systems and information needs.
Knowledge of inter-operability and health data standards including controlled vocabulary, transport standards, and health data standards organizations.
Knowledge of theories and principles of practice of change management including change as transition, objectives of change management, and methods to deal with performance, enthusiasm, reactions and resistance to change.
Knowledge of theories of informatics and systems design including conceptualization, design, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance.
Knowledge of the factors in an informatics savvy organization involving the stages of data and information.
Knowledge of information architecture, including data, processes, and technology used in public health settings.
Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to state and local public health requirements, security, confidentiality, and privacy including policies, authentication, encryption, firewalls and www security.
Knowledge of theories, principles and practice of public health, community and population-based programs, information and systems.
Knowledge of theories, principles and practice of system evaluation, improvements and its application within health and health care systems.
Experience tracking progress on projects using the application JIRA.
Demonstrated ability to organize and collect data and to manipulate databases using spreadsheet and programming software such as Excel, Access, and SAS.
Considerable knowledge and skill regarding project management.
Requires occasional lifting and carrying of less than 10 pounds.
This position requires successful completion of the following:
Must successfully pass a background check.
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
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