Health Informaticist

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $24.59 - $41.19 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $24.59 - $41.19 an hour

State of Utah

Do you want to make lasting impacts in the health of newborn babies and their future development? Do you have experience with lab information system requirements? Do you have experience working with outside entities to accomplish a common goal? The Utah Department of Health needs you as a Newborn Screening Health Informaticist!
In this role, you will assist the Newborn Screening (NBS) Informatics team with the development, implementation, monitoring, and interoperability of systems aiding the newborn screening process and healthcare follow-up. You will aid in the coordination of the system work performed by partner healthcare organizations by facilitating meetings, writing progress reports, and ensuring system projects move forward on time and on budget.

Principle Duties:
The specific duties as a Health Informaticist in Newborn Screening are to work with the NBS Informatics team to:
Coordinate with vendors to develop, test and implement an electronic ordering and result messaging system between the Utah Newborn Screening program and healthcare partners.
Coordinate the integration of the electronic messaging system with hospital and healthcare providers across the state of Utah.
Coordinate the development of a web portal for NBS registration and result reporting.
Support the lab information management system (LIMS) and other periphery software.
Test vendor-provided systems.
Implement vendor provided system improvements after user acceptance testing.
Work across departments and external organizations to complete tasks and coordinate efforts pertaining to NBS informatics projects.
Adapt automated system(s) to accommodate special and complex agency needs; design or enhance Newborn Screening Information systems to interface with existing systems as needed.
Anticipate the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems.
Identify problems or potential problem areas and prepare recommendations and solutions.
Select testing methods to evaluate the success of both software upgrades and modifications.
Facilitate/Chair workgroups, teams, and/or meetings by creating a positive environment, evaluating group processes, recommending solutions or alternatives.
Audit and review systems and practices to ensure compliance with established procedures, regulations and standards.
Review and/or inspect work for quality, accuracy, and completeness.
Recommend computer system enhancements to better meet user needs.
Monitor system performance to ensure proper operation and identify possible problem areas.

Ideal Candidate:
Our ideal candidate will have:
Strong skills in informatics and data analysis.
Experience working with data integration and interface projects.
Experience in healthcare IT standards (e.g. HL7).
Experience with system management.
Experience analyzing key performance indicators.
Experience with healthcare data.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping ensure system requirements are met by outside entities you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency:
The Department of Health and Human Services will advocate for, support, and serve all individuals and communities in Utah. We will ensure all Utahns have fair and equitable opportunities to live safe and healthy lives. To learn more about DHHS click here.

Supplemental Information:
Risks found in typical office setting which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
This position is currently funded until 2028.
Due to the work location at the Utah Public Health Laboratory, compliance to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Employee Immunization policy is required.