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Health Informatics Specialist

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General Job Information
Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked the top 10 thriving city indicators where you can live work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.
Job Summary
This position is located in the DC Health Vital Records Division (DCVRD), Center for Policy, Planning and Evaluation (CPPE), Department of Health (DOH). Incumbent will have advanced knowledge of health informatics, scientific analysis, data formats, and security standards. Incumbent performs health informatics activities which requires specialized knowledge and skills in both health and information technology. Incumbent works with vendors and the DCVRD to plan and oversee the implementation of the development and maintenance of vital statistics systems and related informatics products. Accountable for overseeing the effective development and implementation of health informatics systems that meet the legal and security requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent serves as a senior-level professional health informatics specialist, providing informatics expertise for vital statistics information systems. This position performs a broad and moderately complex range of tasks associated with health informatics responsibilities such as planning, policy development, system analysis, communication, project management, system development, implementation, and evaluation, as well as maintenance, training, and other functions related to health informatics within a single information system, project, or study.
Incumbent conducts business analysis of program operations and workflows where needed and assists with development of scope and specifications for system design. This position works closely with stakeholders to assess, manage, and communicate the change that is a direct and indirect result of health informatics activities. The position serves as expert on the VRD electronic registration and fulfillment processes and systems; manages Division informatics project portfolio and coordinates informatics priorities with the department; communicates to staff and stakeholders on new functionality, including training and help desk management for internal and external users; and designs, develops, selects, tests, implements, and evaluates new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support constituents, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within vital statistics/records contexts.
Incumbent serves as a working member of the Vital Records Re-engineering Team; participates in and contributes to committees and teams to support planning and policy; represents CPPE and DOH in meetings with other agencies of the District or Federal government, community based organizations, or in the private sector; attends conferences, symposia, workshops, etc.; and makes presentations on behalf of the Division at such forums.
Qualifications and Education
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Individuals must possess at least one year of relevant, specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as leadership or direction of work in quality improvement; system/process analysis; policy analysis; or similar work experience
Three (3) years of relevant specialized experience is highly preferred.
Licensures, Certifications and Other Requirements
None required
Working Conditions and Environment
Work is performed in an office setting.
Other Significant Facts
Tour of Duty: Monday- Friday – 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Duration of Appointment: Career Service (Permanent) Appointment
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-601-13
Salary Range: $94,858.00- $122,227.00; based on funding
Collective Bargaining Unit: The AFGE Local 2978 collective bargaining unit covers your position.
Position Designation: This position has been designated as Security-Sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.
Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory Service or Educational Services at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation