JOB TITLE: Director, Phenomic Analytics & Clinical Data Core
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
The Director, Phenomic Analytics and Clinical Data Core is responsible for contributing to the development of and fulfilling the clinical data/analytics vision of the Research program at Geisinger. This position will direct the Phenomic Analytics and Clinical Data Core and make strategic decisions that are in alignment with institutional initiatives to ensure the completion of milestones and maintains fiscal responsibility for the core. The position will be responsible for overseeing the design and deployment of multiple data models that are used for the development and application of clinical data phenotypes and data sharing with national organizations. This position will also oversee the algorithm creation process that defines the phenotypes and facilitates the rapid cycle development, validation, and deployment of the phenotypes.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Provide supervision of Phenomic Data Analysts/Programmers and delegation of tasks to support the data/analytics vision of the P-ACDC.
b. Provide supervision and mentorship to the biostatisticians in the Biostatistics Core on use of large data sources
c. Work with AVP, Research Informatics and Phenomics Project Managers, in implementing tracking of new requests and educational opportunities.
d. Perform supervisory functions related to departmental recruiting, hiring, training, review, discipline and counseling. Develop and maintain job descriptions for existing and additional staffing needs.
e. Responsible for annual budget preparation for capital, manpower and operations funding. Ensures that the core operates in a cost-effective manner.
2. Data Coordination
a. Develop standards and methods for extracting data from our Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) as well as other departmental databases for use in research.
b. Collaborate with researchers and clinicians to identify all data sources needed for requests and develop technical solutions for obtaining necessary data (within and outside of EDW).
c. Work with various departments (clinical and IT) and Geisinger’s regulatory offices (IRB, Office of Research Compliance) to obtain approvals for departmental data use in research.
3. External Collaboration
a. Become clinical data point of contact for external research collaborations.
b. Develop and distribute questionnaire tools based on existing data quality and characterization measurements.
c. Develop and implement objective scores based on questionnaire to determine ease of collaboration and resource allocation.
d. Develop processes for consuming, modeling, assessing data quality, and sharing large amounts of clinical data across multiple collaborations that will be updated and expanded on a regular basis.
4. Data Modeling
a. Develop and implement innovative and transformative data models for various organizational and initiative needs.
b. Work in collaboration with IT, ISO, and Compliance to lead the development of solutions that meet system requirements for functionality, scalability, performance, security and integration modeling the above data.
c. Develop ETL processes, schedules, and definitions for implementing data models (HCSRN VDW, PCORnet CDM, i2b2, etc.) using Geisinger data in various databases (EDW, Biostatistics Core, etc.) with various platforms (TeraData, MS SQL Server, Hadoop, etc.).
d. Work closely with internal and external teams to implement national and industry standards for clinical data (SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, CVX, CCD, PMML, etc.)
e. Develop quantitative and qualitative metrics to identify unforeseen changes to source systems.
g. Develop a detailed cross walk and maintain version changes for translation between data models (HCSRN VDW, PCORnet CDM, i2b2, OMOP, and others as needed) to ensure data integrity.
a. Work with clinical leadership and support staff to transform the clinical care processes into concrete data points.
b. Communicate with internal and external research partners to understand needs for developing patient phenotypes through algorithms using EHR data.
c. Conceptualize and implement IT infrastructure to facilitate the creation, storage, and use of phenotypic and genomic data to enable Geisinger’s vision of utilizing this new and novel information (genetics) to transform patient care.
d. Work directly with Epic programmers and teams to create processes and measures within Epic to improve data capture at the point of care for purposes of creating clinical phenotypes.
e. Work with clinicians, biostatisticians, and informaticians to develop validation methods to calculate measures of accuracy.
a. Understand HIPAA and Privacy rules to facilitate the use of clinical data in research studies.
b. Develop standards for P-ACDC to document regulatory approvals for research studies using HIPAA and Privacy rules.
c. Work with clinical and research staff to provide education on use of data for research studies.
Perform other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of HIPAA and Privacy rules related to use of PHI in research;
Knowledge of clinical data sources, medical terminology, medical ontology concept mapping, research methods and research data collection;
Knowledge of software and hardware used in analysis of large data sets;
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to investigators and other researchers;
Sound judgment and resourcefulness;
Advanced programming skills (SQL, SAS) and database development skills (Microsoft SQL Server, TeraData, etc.) and the ability to instruct users on use of large data repositories;
Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously;
Understanding of industry standards for formatting and sharing clinical data;
Strong facilitation and project management oversight skills;
Ability to investigate new technology developments;
Ability to develop and adhere to budgets.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
10 years of experience in health care data analytics
Multiple years of experience in managing a team of data analyst/programmers
Multiple years of experience in applying HIPAA and Privacy rules to facilitate the use of clinical data in research studies
Multiple years of experience using Epic’s Clarity data model
Experience with commonly used clinical data models (HCSRN VDW, PCORnet CDM, i2b2, etc.)
Bachelor’s Degree in information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field
Master’s Degree in information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field
Required Certifications or Licensures:
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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