The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of diseases through immunization. The BOI promotes the immunization of children, adolescents, and adults against numerous diseases such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae type B, polio, influenza, and pneumococcal disease and the human papillomavirus (HPV). BOI maintains the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), a database of immunizations reported to the health department by immunization providers. To improve reporting, the BOI established a Health Level 7 (HL7) Web Service to support real-time, bidirectional exchange of immunization data with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Currently, 85% of immunizations are reported to the CIR by immunization providers from their EHRs through the HL7 Web service. This a Unit Chief position and is tasked with supervising staff that manages and improves the quality of data reported by providers to the CIR.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
* Oversee the development and implementation of protocols to ensure completeness and accuracy of data reported by providers to the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) via their Electronic Health Record(EHR) in an Health Level 7 (HL7) format.
* Supervise staff that work with immunization providers and EHR vendors to resolve CIR reporting issues and to ensure that providers meet Meaningful Use (MU) or other Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive programs for the reporting of immunizations to the CIR through EHRs.
* Monitor CMS EHR incentive program developments and participates in national workgroups that address immunization reporting.
* Oversee the design, development and implementation of measures to analyze CIR data submitted via HL7 for completeness and accuracy.
* Train and supervises staff to measure the quality of data submitted to the CIR via HL7,and to provide outreach to providers, Information Technology (IT) staff, and EHR vendors to improve data quality.
* Assist BOI senior leadership in developing indicators relating to CIR reporting by providers immunizing children, adolescents, and adults.
* Coordinate research efforts using CIR data with other research projects within the department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other registries and other outside agencies.
* Develop long-term goals, objectives, and priorities in collaboration with the Director of the Citywide Immunization Registry and other senior CIR staff.
* Responsible for writing grant proposals and other funding requests.
* Prepare articles, reports and presentations for national, regional, and local publications, conferences and meetings
Minimum Qual Requirements
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
* Comprehensive data analysis experience * Proficiency in SQL or R * Proficiency in Microsoft applications * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Supervisory experience.
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