Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor in Medical Informatics
Univ of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS

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This Professor Faculty position is in the Division of Medical Informatics, Department of Biostatistics, within the School of Medicine.

Responsibilities include developing informatics capabilities and research. The position is to engage in collaborative research with other faculty from programs and departments within the University and senior leadership from affiliate organizations such as the University of Kansas Hospital and the State of Kansas. Areas of emphasis:
1. Ambulatory and Inpatient Clinical Informatics. We seek faculty to develop ontology management, integrate and evaluate clinical decision support, and exploit the EMR as a platform for quality improvement. In addition to clinical informatics expertise, this may draw upon those with strong knowledge discovery and data mining backgrounds.
2. Google's deployment throughout Kansas City of bidirectional gigabit to the home presents a unique opportunity for faculty passionate about personal digital health. We anticipate KUMC to be an ideal environment for research at the intersection of next generation networking/applications and healthcare.

Required Qualifications
PhD., M.D., or D.O. and training in biomedical informatics through advanced degree programs, fellowship training, or comparable experiences in knowledge management, clinical decision support, translational informatics.

The ability to promote effective teamwork in a rapidly changing multidisciplinary research environment. Superior interpersonal and communications skills as demonstrated by excellence in speaking, writing and listening.

Informatics research experience with clinical, research, and medical administrative
The ability to promote effective teamwork in a rapidly changing multidisciplinary research environment. Superior interpersonal and communications skills as demonstrated by excellence in speaking, writing and listening.

Informatics research experience with clinical, public health, and medical administrative systems.

Preferred Qualifications
Desirable experiences and domains include:
- clinical information system and clinical decision support,
- quantitative/qualitative informatics evaluation methods,
- ontology development and management (UMLS, LOINC, SNOMED, FDB, RxNORM),
- knowledge discovery and statistical learning methods,
- natural language processing,
- laboratory/pathology information systems especially in support of cancer research
- Database, application development, data integration, and data warehousing; the division's HERON data repository utilizes i2b2 (over 1.9 million patients) to store information from our affiliate clinical organizations (http://informatics.kumc.edu/work/wiki/HERON)
- statistics, biostatistics and quality improvement methodologies

Instructions for applying
Please complete an electronic application and click the "Apply for this Posting" button at the top of the page.

THE FOLLOWING FIELDS ARE USED FOR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION
Duty (1) Description
Work as an independent informatician to lead informatics projects and initiatives to benefit KUMC, our partner organizations, and lead to extramural funding.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (2) Description
Provide collaborate research support related to the development of informatics solutions for KUMC researchers and affiliates.

Duty (2) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (3) Description
Possess the ability to design/develop key components of the informatics infrastructure, including terminology, data models, knowledge resources, dynamic end-user interfaces, and aggregations of data designed to support research.

Duty (3) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (4) Description
Evaluate clinical and research information systems and interventions at KUMC and affiliate organizations.

Duty (4) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (5) Description
Contribute to the writing of grants to support new projects and the writing of manuscripts to publish findings from ongoing project and system evaluations.

Duty (5) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (6) Description
Participate in team based, open source, software development and system management.

Duty (6) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (7) Description
Participate in team based, open source, software development and system management.

Duty (7) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (8) Description
Teach informatics courses for graduate students in masters of clinical research, biostatistics, and other disciplines.

Duty (8) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (9) Description
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the division director or chair.

Duty (9) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (10) Description

Duty (10) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Mental/Cognitive Requirements:
Communication
Comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas
Yes

Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas
Yes

Calculation
Perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing
Yes

Perform Complex quantitative calculations or reasoning using algebra, geometry, statistics, or abstract symbols
Yes

Problem Solving
Formulate and apply appropriate course of action for routine or familiar situations
Yes

Use logic to define problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations
Yes

Other Mental/Cognitive Requirements (please describe)

Physical Activities
Repetitive Motion - Repeating movements of arms, hands, wrists
Occasionally (.5 to 2.5 hours/day)

Talk - Express or exchange ideas verbally
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Hear - Perceive sound by ear
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

See - Obtain impressions through the eye
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Level of physical activity
Sedentary

Physical Requirements
Kneel- Bend legs at knee, come to rest on knees

Crouch/Squat - Bend body down and forward, bending legs and spine

Crawl - Move on hands, knees and feet

Climb - Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps

Sit

Stand

Walk - Move about on foot

Average distance per shift

Stoop - Bend downward and forward at waist

Lift - Raise or lower 10 lbs. from one level to another

Lift - Raise or lower 25 lbs. from one level to another

Carry - Transport an object

Push - Press with steady force, thrust objects forward, downward, outward

Pull - Drag or tug objects

Turn/twist - Move a body part in circular motion

Bend - Bend downward and forward by bending the spine at waist

Balance - Exceeding ordinary body equilibrium

Reach - Extend hands and arms in any direction

Handle - Seize, hold, turn with hands

Ability to distinguish color

Other Physical Activity (please describe)

Average amount of time for other physical activity

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