RTI International
September 2, 2021
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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RTI International's Center for Health Informatics Research has an opening for a Physician Informaticist to support projects that involve interdisciplinary health informatics topics. This role will support RTI’s growing implementation, evaluation and research portfolio in clinical informatics and research informatics, such as the design, development, implementation, and/or evaluation of clinical decision support tools and electronic care plans, and the capture and secondary-use of data created within the healthcare delivery ecosystem to support research and surveillance projects.

This is an opportunity for an early-career, post-Fellowship or post-certificate program physician informaticist with experience in a clinical environment, and exposure to the development, implementation, and evaluation of health IT artifacts, to shape and advance Federal health information technology policies and regulations. This position also provides the opportunity to grow into a project and/or strategic initiative leadership role over time.

This position is available for any location, to include telecommuting.

This position is envisioned as a full-time role, but we are also willing to consider part time (approx. 75% time or more) for the right candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD, DO, or equivalent Doctoral degree in Medicine.
  • Fellowship in Health Informatics or Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics or at least 3 years' relevant experience.
  • Strong understanding of EHR/EMR systems and associated applications, technical processes and workflows that support use within clinical and research settings.
  • Experience with extracting, curating, and analyzing data created within the HIT and healthcare delivery ecosystem (e.g., EHR, claims, registry) to support clinical informatics and research informatics; this may include knowledge of the roles of data exchange and content standards (e.g., FHIR, CDA, CQL) and clinical terminology standards (e.g., ICD, CPT, LOINC, SNOMED-CT, NDC, RxNorm).
  • Experience with the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of clinical decision support tools, electronic care plans, or other applications.
  • Willingness to be trained in methodologies to conduct systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, study risk-of-bias assessments, and evidence strength/certainty application frameworks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multidisciplinary research teams, providing clinical expertise, knowledge, and perspective to multiple projects.
  • Willingness to engage in the establishment of partnerships with clinical providers or networks, and to contribute to strategic approaches to tracking and identifying research funding opportunities and establishing client relationships.
  • Demonstrated record of developing research-related publications, presentations, such as literature reviews and reporting of research results.
  • Contribution to business development activities such as grant or proposal writing.
  • Ability to obtain proper security clearances as needed on a contract-to-contract basis.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference for experience with virtual care/telehealth and the role of health IT in advancing health equity.
  • Experience in methodologies to conduct systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, study risk-of-bias assessments, and evidence strength/certainty application frameworks

The anticipated pay range for this role is between $125k and $145k, based on experience, equity, etc.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example:  established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program.  Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

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