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Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration. General Summary/Overview Statement:
The Health Innovation Platform (HIP) team at Mass General Brigham is creating technology solutions focused on fundamentally accelerating the rate of clinical innovation in healthcare. We have already worked with clinicians to redefine platelet distribution, post-procedure radiation oncology, cardiovascular health management processes and are now expanding to new areas. Our team joins forces with clinical leaders to determine how entire patient care workflows can be rebuilt to better gather, analyze and react to patient data. We strongly believe, and are intent on collecting data to prove, that it is possible to deploy algorithmically enhanced care to produce better outcomes and reduce cost while improving patient and clinician experiences.
In pursuit of this opportunity, our team is tackling some of the largest challenges in healthcare IT - integrating genetic and other new data sources into clinical workflows, deploying complex analytics-aware infrastructure into mission critical clinical environments, and democratizing healthcare IT. This position offers an opportunity to join our team at an early stage of the coming transformation of healthcare.
More specifically, the projects we undertake are initiated by clinicians across our healthcare system who identify ways in which care delivery could be improved through process change that requires digital interventions. The required functionality often involves bringing together disparate data and applying improved analytics - which in turn requires building highly cross functional teams combining a wide range of types of expertise. Effectively, they need "apps" to provide the support required to rebuild legacy pathways, validate their safety and effectiveness and then transition the healthcare system to the reimagined processes. This type of support is expensive to create. The HIP team is focused on addressing this challenge too. The team is creating a platform to simplify the development of evolved IT support in the healthcare setting. Consistent with our values, we will open source this platform once it is complete. The platform will increase our development speed thereby bringing benefits to patients in need faster and less expensively than would otherwise be possible. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The PPM/HIP team is a relatively small organization where individuals are called upon to wear many hats. As such, responsibilities outside of those described above may be assigned. • Gather infrastructure requirements for applications and prepare technical specifications. • Automate ongoing monitoring of systems • Conduct system integration and workflow analysis and design • Manage configuration and deployment of infrastructure in support of genetics lab operations and HIP applications • Conduct root cause analysis across the full technology stack • Contribute to best practices and continuous learning across the team • Contribute to design and implementation of overall system architecture • Assist in maintenance and ongoing support of developed systems • Use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration. • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications • 5+ years managing development and production environments • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Experience interacting with end users, vendors, and technical staff • Strong understanding of Linux/Unix environments, including administration • Experience using SQL with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or other RDBMS systems, including administrative functions • Experience with Java EE, Spring and related technologies • Comfortable with at least one scripting language • Most importantly, you need to be both really smart and a strong team player • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience • A combination of education and experience may be substituted for requirements
Skills/Abilities/Competencies: • A desire and willingness to develop a deep understanding of the issues surrounding genetic testing or other clinical areas (prior knowledge in this area is not required). • Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with cross functional teams including staff at all levels of the organization including both technical and non-technical personnel. • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills. • Ability to effectively conduct meetings, both formal and informal, including clinical user meetings. • Requires minimal direction from leadership and possesses the ability to learn quickly. • Ability to successfully negotiate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization. • Willingness to help teammates, share knowledge and experiences, and learn together. Working Conditions:
MGB has implemented special remote working policies due to COVID-19. These policies are subject to change; however, it is currently expected that this position will work remotely (e.g. from home) full time through June 2021
If onsite: • Standard office environment with possible local travel to Mass General Brigham sites. • Non-standard work hours, including on-call rotation, may be required as business needs dictate.
EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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