Senior Scientific Programmer - Medicine - Health Services Research (90002374)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7069115 (Ref.No. 4613-en_US)
Posted: August 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

This position is located within IQuESt, the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety.  We are the largest center for Health Services Research within the Southwest.  We conduct high-quality scientific research that improves the health of patients across the nation, by helping to ensure the patient-centered delivery of scientific discoveries. We are seeking a scientific programmer to provide key data extraction, management, exploratory data analysis, and reporting services to research investigators working with health care administrative and electronic health record data.

Job Purpose

Senior Scientific Programmer under limited supervision, formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and fact finding to develop or modify moderately complex information systems.

Job Duties

The ideal candidate will have database management experience and will be skilled in using SQL, SAS, and other statistical programming tools (e.g., R Stats). Essential to the role is a dedication to assessing and communicating the quality of data sources and iterative problem-solving in partnership with research investigators to arrive at optimal approaches to data preparation and analysis to answer essential research questions. Current projects are related to inpatient nurse staffing and workload, and health care utilization among Veterans.

  • Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and maintains programs.
  • Designs and develops research software.
  • Configures and customizes third-party software.
  • Advises on hardware and software decisions.
  • Applies existing custom research software to both well-defined and complex problems.
  • May provide technical guidance and work direction to lower level information systems personnel.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.



 

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