As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The HMC Public Health STD Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time day shift Database Specialist. The Database Specialist will provide data management, Access database administration, and programming support for clinic operations as well as multiple research studies and sexually transmitted disease surveillance activities.
The database specialist will provide data management, database administration, and programming for clinic operations as well as multiple research studies and sexually transmitted disease surveillance activities. This position will develop and deliver all the informatics services to support the STD clinic ad directed by clinic leadership.
The database specialist will work directly with a team that includes HIV/STD program administrators, principal investigators, study coordinators, epidemiologists, data collection staff, and field services staff (disease investigators). Additional responsibilities will include ongoing evaluation, monitoring, coordination, and implementation of data management and database development tools and infrastructures as directed. This role requires experience necessary to support staff through their various data needs.
This position is a contract required position funded by Public Health - Seattle & King County to Harborview Medical Center. Research Sponsors/Stakeholders include CDC, NIH, and the Washington State Department of Health as funding for this position and the research and other activities this position will be supporting are funded by these institutions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
20% Design, build, and maintain databases and related programs, including defining the problem and identifying the solution, execution of the solution and delivery of the datasets.
10% Interact with federal and off-site investigators and public health officials to coordinate research design, data collection, monitoring and pooling for multicenter projects and national surveillance effort.
10% Access and integrate data from various data systems, utilizing appropriate programming languages and extract, transfer, load (ETL) tools.
10% Produce analysis reports for the purpose of monitoring epidemiologic trends and quality assurance.
5% Copy data from one database management system to another (e.g. SQL to SAS)
20% Evaluate and modify existing databases and create new databases in support of new and ongoing projects
10% Develop a broad understanding of all HIV/STD Program data systems and guide the program and staff in streamlining systems. This includes identifying needs for research programs, establishing protocols for data collection and reporting.
10% Adapt and modify existing and new systems to support the end-user. This includes maintaining existing systems and processes, and developing and configuring new interfaces
5% Participate in data sharing with researchers and other epidemiologists in the HIV/STD Program.
Experience using REDCap
Experience with Epic or other electronic health records systems
Experience in healthcare or medical research data management, and/or biomedical informatics, or a sincere desire to move into this exciting and rewarding area of information technology
Education and/or strong interest in biomedical sciences
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Informatics or similar field and 2-3 years of experience in informatics with involvement in programming, performing database queries, transforming data structures, and data analysis
Two years of experience with clinical, biomedical or public health research data.
Experience with Access SQL and VBA programming, SAS programming, and T-SQL querying
Excel skills, particularly related to importing and exporting
Demonstrated experience using extract, transform, and load techniques and technologies
Familiarity with IT infrastructure, networking, and Windows operating system administration highly desirable.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of medical and surveillance records.
Ability to adhere to institutional review board (IRB) regulations related to studies of human subjects
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.