The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Department of Epidemiology & Public Health is recruiting for an Informaticist. This individual will provide expert informatics support for infectious disease surveillance activities within the Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB) of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).
This individual will perform a broad range of tasks associated with public health informatics, such as surveillance system analysis, system development, project management, communication, implementation, and evaluation, as well as maintenance, training, and other functions related to the Maryland infectious disease surveillance system ("NEDSS") and with the MDH Laboratories Administration Information System ("StarLIMS"). This individual will assist with analysis of program operations and workflows where needed and assists with system design. This position works closely with multidisciplinary partners to assess, manage, and communicate health department public health informatics activities. The position may utilize statistics and research methods commonly used in scientific, surveillance, or epidemiological research to analyze, interpret, and report on public health data.
Program activities will be conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal, state and local public health partners. These program activities will complement the surveillance investigation functions of the MDH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau, whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of communicable diseases in Maryland.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Promote Surveillance and Laboratory Data Exchange and Integration between StarLIMS, NEDSS, and other electronic systems.
Conduct a gap analysis of MDH's current electronic surveillance system using CDC's guidelines for Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System ("NNDSS") HL7 message mapping guides (MMGs). Complete the pre-onboarding and onboarding steps for the implementation of MMGs.
Collaborate with the MDH Laboratory Administration to promote data exchange between the laboratory information system (StarLIMS) and the surveillance information system (NEDSS Base System); improve electronic infectious disease laboratory reporting, including troubleshooting electronic lab reporting failures and identifying and implementing process improvements.
Assist with the management and integration of integration of advanced molecular detection and whole genome sequencing data into existing surveillance and laboratory data systems.
Provide consultation on data visualization and analysis: Through the use of statistical software, such as SAS, GIS, and Tableau, support Bureau surveillance data visualization and analysis projects.
Provide expert informatics guidance on surveillance data process improvement.
Participate in multidisciplinary teams to ensure expert informatics input in program and project development and implementation.
Serve as Bureau REDCap administrator.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred in Health Informatics, Public Health, Science, Epidemiology, Public Policy or Health Policy, Health Services Research, Health Information Sciences, Computer Science, or closely related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of related experience including two (2) years in the relevant specialization or related experience in a research environment using of SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel. Experience in data exchange and integration and data analysis. Coursework or experience in infectious diseases, epidemiology, biostatistics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of relevant computer software such as Microsoft applications, SAS, ArcGIS, SQL, Tableau.
Familiarity with standard messaging, including HL7.
Ability to work independently.
Background coursework in microbiology and knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3322E
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Public Health
Job Posting: Dec 23, 2019
Unposting Date: Jan 23, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 140701
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.