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University of Washington SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 210316


Posting Date: 08/05/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Shift: First Shift

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer Senior Research and Evaluation:

  • Research and evaluate key public health policies and technical/informatics considerations that are central to the public health reporting mission. This work will be done through serving on review committees, study groups, public health task groups, or comparable groups delegated responsibility for reviewing and developing eCR public health policies, procedures and guidelines. They will act as liaison to policy-level officials to ensure that the respective views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging policy issues, and that those views are taken into consideration in policy development and implementation. They will review and assess the effectiveness of current eCR public health policies and determine where new or changed policies are required to effectively execute public health programs, missions, and functions. They will compare and contrast current and proposed policies to formulate strategies for addressing conflicting or duplicate policies. They will provide executive management with recommendations to improve and/or overcome shortfalls and deficiencies and formulate alternative courses of action for the solution of complex cross cutting issues. Subject Matter Expert: Serves as a leading authority and integrates knowledge and experience of public health programs and policies to provide guidance on cross cutting procedural and multilayered and multifaceted policy issues to other components of the agency and other governmental agencies; resolve problems, modify procedures; develop and interpret complex policies to meet new and novel conditions; and present existing and emergent public health policies to representatives of other governmental agencies, State and local governments, private industry, academia, consumer organizations, Congress, and the scientific community. They will specifically not be allowed to represent CDC views or policies, and will not be allowed to lobby elected officials at the federal, state, or local levels. Communication and Policy Leadership: Use research findings to develop and prepare policy documents, briefings, reports, summaries, responses to requests for information and other substantive documents. They will prepare and present these products, which will incorporate the participation and guidance of executive and program level APHL staff. This position will have weekly communication with the UW Principal Investigator, to seek technical and strategic advice, and weekly communication with the APHL Chief Medical Informatics Officer, who is the executive overseeing APHL’s cooperative agreement work in eCR with CDC As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. ( Requirements

  • Master's Degree in related field

  • Eight Years of relevant work experience within the field

  • Five to seven years of job-related experience with the following:

  • state-level leadership experience in planning and policy development for electronic case reporting

  • state or local leadership experience in implementing electronic case reporting including barriers to implementation and integration with existing public health surveillance systems and software

  • experience managing state grant funding from CMS, CDC, or other federal agencies to implement eCR

  • knowledge of public health data standards, including eICR, FHIR, and HL7 standards and standard terminologies including LOINC, SNOMED, and ICD10

  • participation in national standards development organizations, such as HL7, and be familiar with the Standards Development Organization processes

  • evidence of authoring and presentation of scholarly results at national informatics or public health meetings.

  • 5 or more years of experience in public health informatics and/or epidemiology at a state or federal public health agency Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired

  • Professional Practice Doctorate in Human or Animal Health or (MD, DO, DVM, or DNP) or related field. Equivalent experience can be substituted for degree requirements.

  • familiar with APHL’s eCR Now product and its implementation

  • familiar with standards for computerized decision support (CDS) including FHIR-based standards such as CDShooks

  • familiar with the processes used by CDC to develop and demonstrate proof of concepts for public health informatics, such as the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

  • able to write clearly and present to technical and public health meetings

  • experience in infectious disease outbreak management of either human or animal disease Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.