Provides IT support to colleagues in Research Institute and serve as liaison between IT and Research. The range of responsibilities includes, but is not limited to: databases development, implementation and administration; data quality reports; research applications development, data ontologies integration and curation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Direct experience or very strong familiarity with commercial Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software platform (e.g., Cerner)
Experience extracting and managing data from Electronic Medical Record software (e.g., Cerner, Epic) preferred
Understanding of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data architecture and definitions
Familiarity with and experience with efficient database ETL processes (extracting data from a wide range of data sources, normalizing data, creating and providing Entity-Relationship diagrams, schemas, and related documentation, creating primary and foreign keys and indexing, writing functional and technical specifications)
Experience working in research environment
Ability to learn and apply new technical skills quickly
Willingness and ability to share knowledge with other team members
Ability to adapt to changes in healthcare and research environment
Ability to highlight and communicate data quality concerns to stakeholders in projects
Job Specific Duties
Engages and communicates effectively with a variety of IT, research, and medical staff.
Proactively problem solves, identifies root causes, researches best practices, and makes suggestions to team.
Participates in research staff training to access and manage the data.
Bridges ongoing research project needs with IT department priorities and serves as liaison between IT and Research.
Serves as RedCAP (Research Electronic Data Capture) administrator, ensures security compliance and database backups/restoring as needed.
Assists with SOP writing related to research databases and Honest Broker.
Provides technical expertise at a variety of levels in healthcare and research data management.
Designs and develops highly scalable, end to end process to consume, integrate and analyze large volume, complex data from different sources.
Integrates datasets and flows using a variety of open source and best-in-class proprietary software.
Performs ETL tasks from data collected in Electronic Medical Record Software (Cerner)
Performs DBA tasks for research databases on SQL Server and Oracle database servers.
Develop databases flexible for a range of health outcomes focused projects and bioinformatics using Hadoop or related HDFS data architectures
Ensures Common Data Model transformations and recurring submissions to national consortiums the institution is participating in.
Ensures databases and data extracts reflect specifications; proactively seeks specification clarification as needed to ensure data quality.
Creates, provides, and maintains schemas and related documentation for research databases.
Monitors server performance and ensures compliance with security.
Ensures secure bi-directional data transfer between various applications.
Integrates and curates data ontologies in research databases.
Assesses the quality of data captured in electronic medical record databases and identifies inconsistencies.
Provides data quality statistics and reports to the stakeholders.
Modifies databases to address data quality issues when applicable.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field with at least 4 years of combined experience in Clinical IT and Research (or) Master's degree in Information Technology, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering with at least 2 years of combined experience in Clinical IT and Research
1-3 years of software development experience
1-3 years of data management in Hadoop/Hive/MapReduce environment experience
4-7 years of experience with developing database schemas, querying, managing or curating Oracle or PL/SQL or SQL Server Databases
1-3 years of data warehousing ETL experience
Internal Number: 17621
About Nicklaus Children's Health System
At Nicklaus Children’s Health System, our goal is to champion the health of the children and families we are privileged to serve. If you are looking for a unique environment that rewards you for making a difference in the lives you encounter than this is your home.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers are located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Pediatric Specialists of America Inc., a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, an ambulatory surgery center and a line of children’s wellness products branded KidzStuff™.