| 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, database administration, and programming support for clinic operations as well as multiple research studies and sexually transmitted disease surveillance activities.
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.
The ideal candidate will be able to independently and show initiative, have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with users with a wide variety of computer literacy, and have user training experience. S/he will be working with healthcare professionals at all levels, including physicians and other providers, medical assistants, and laboratory personnel.
General Duties to Include:
Produce analysis reports of HIV/STD Program data for the purpose of monitoring epidemiologic trends, quality assurance and research reporting.
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.
Access and integrate data from various data systems, utilizing appropriate programming languages and extract, transfer, load (ETL) tools.
Monitor data quality.
Copy data from one database management system to another (e.g. SQL to SAS)
Modify existing databases and create new databases in support of new and ongoing projects
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.
Research alternative data systems and make recommendations for data systems improvements/upgrades.
Coordinate data sharing with researchers and other epidemiologists in the HIV/STD Program.
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 detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar field and 2-3 years of experience in database management |
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
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.