This position will be the primary support to the Programming Director, Wynona China at Baltimore City Health Department. The incumbent will be required to work closely with Senior Management to write software that systematically improves access to information from the Health Department's electronic health records and the STD/HIV Prevention Program's surveillance database. Typical duties will cross three types of activity.
1. Custom queries required by management to answer specific questions that will help improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
2. Periodic completion and modification of required database queries that are needed to meet the reporting requirements agencies from whom we receive funds.
3. Programming and assistance with project management on longer term systems integration projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
(20% of the time)Develops a sound understanding of the database structures of the STD Clinical and STD/HIV Prevention Programs' electronic databases and surveillance systems. In addition, develops and maintains sound understanding of the business processes within the electronic health and surveillance records in order to better implement program improvements and queries and routines to be used for quality assurance.
(20% of the time)Provides input and implements test plans, provides reports on outcomes and works with program staff to implement programming changes that result in correct outcomes when the test plans are implemented. Checks and rechecks outcomes with program management.
(30% of the time)Manages improvement projects with PRISM in collaboration with staff from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Meets deadlines and when unable to, informs management in a timely manner to ensure time to maintain business processes.
Works closely with epidemiology staff to assist with and take responsibility for data management tasks and report development for transfer of data to funding agencies in the required format.
(20% of the time)Assists in the development of software to increase communication across software packages. Tests data transfers and ensures that reports across databases accurately reflect the data.
(10% of the time)Completely documents all work so that other programmer can easily understand what was done. Completes documentation in accordance with programming documentation standards.
One year related experience.
Additional experience can substitute for education.
JHU Equivalency Formula:18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Three years experience working with electronic health records, ideally with the Insight software developed by Net Smart in a public health setting.
Detailed oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks.
Programming knowledge in SQL, Access, and knowledge of PRISM software are all desirable qualifications.
Ability to complete queries and programs in large relational databases.
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