Clinical Informaticist - Scientific Computing

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Clinical Informaticist partners with researchers and clinicians to enable effective and efficient use of the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW), i2b2, OMOP/OHDSI databases along with their respective cohort query tools and interfaces. This individual helps researchers and clinical staff to maximize their understanding, interpretation and use of these clinical and research tools for more informed and productive research, clinical trials, patient care and quality outcome projects.  Specific responsibilities are listed below.

  • Serve as a liaison and advocate for both the research and clinical users and the MSDW IT team. Help to hone research and clinical requests for effective use of the MSDW and its affiliated databases and tools. Leverage knowledge of medical records and research to determine paths to enhance researcher and clinician productivity.
  • Represent Scientific Computing on national research projects and grants through presentation of papers, participation in phone calls, working groups and other venues. Assist with grant proposals.
  • Identify best practices in the community, and help to shape and implement policies that enhance data quality, compliance and customer support.
  • Identify and deploy methods to notate data quality for enhanced research reproducibility.
  • Provide recommendations and observations to leadership regarding strategies to improve user satisfaction and increase efficiencies. Lead efforts to develop needs requirements for new data sources, improvements for software tools and other clinical database services.
  • Problem solves data query questions and works through barriers to achieve results by collaborating effectively with researchers, clinicians, the IT team and others throughout Sinai.
  • Follow through to ensure final resolution of problems, recommending longer-term solutions when appropriate and communicating back to the individual reporting the problem.
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • PhD or MD, or Masters plus two years of clinical inpatient/outpatient healthcare data experience required with:

· 2 years minimum clinical or research experience with inpatient/outpatient          healthcare data.

· Clinical data analysis and performance improvement experience desired.

· Evidence of clinical information systems use and implementation required.

· Experience working with clinicians and researchers required.

· SQL experience desired.
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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