Be a change agent and join the Primary Care Information Project (PCIP), a bureau in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) devoted to improving health by promoting and supporting primary care with a focus on increasing the delivery of clinical preventive services through health information technology and population health management in underserved neighborhoods. The PCIP works with over 1,300 health care organizations on increasing clinical prevention opportunities, reducing health disparities, managing/preventing chronic disease, and creating community linkages to support health promotion.
PCIP is seeking an Assistant Director of Healthcare Information to manage, lead, research, and explore data sources that will be usable for program evaluation, population health analytics, and health care informatics. The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director and manage a dynamic, cross-disciplinary team to coordinate receipt of data from a variety of sources, guide the validation and cleaning of data, and ensure appropriate methods and standards are in place for data management and analysis. The Assistant Director will also oversee the day-to-day activities of several teams, including a Hub Population Health System, a cutting-edge, real-time query system which gathers data from Electronic Health Records from more than 700 primary care practices, community health centers, and hospital clinics for over 2 million patients annually. The Assistant Director will also manage new data streams with multiple New York City health information exchange organizations covering millions of inpatient and outpatient lives.
• Direct several teams responsible for translating data sources for surveillance of primary care clinical quality, tracking health care delivery trends, and effectiveness of health care information systems • Strategize with senior PCIP leadership team to coordinate use of clinical EHR, claims, and other health information to meet current and emerging programs in the value-based healthcare, public health surveillance, and clinical quality improvement domains. • Manage the Hub team which extracts EHR data daily and delivers regular reports to core PCIP clinical field teams and associated clinical providers in fulfillment of quality improvement initiatives; this data source has been used for public health tracking and establishing a better understanding of health care issues observed in communities • Oversee the data warehouse teams, which maintain and consolidate all of PCIP’s data assets in a SQL Server data warehouse and develop multiple reporting solutions to meet internal and external customer needs • Manage the Salesforce CRM team which maintains one of the largest repositories of NYC clinical provider information available • Collaborate with data warehouse and analytics teams to design and optimize self-service business intelligence tools for users across PCIP • Ensure all data operations are carried out in compliance with privacy and security regulations and IT processes established by the DOHMH • Directs and conducts assessments of the bureau’s policies and procedures governing data use for program evaluation, research, and analytics; recommends new policies/procedures and/or revises current ones • Works closely and collaborates with other areas within the agency, and with governmental and non-governmental health agencies and bodies on utility of health care information for tracking and assessing population health. Creates and maintains effective lines of communication and cooperation and joint efforts with these entities. • Plans programs and sets goals for assigned project and prepares and monitors budget needs, staff needs and contracts.
• At least 8 years of analytic skills experience in managing and analyzing data and systems using SQL • At least 3 years managing a healthcare data team comprised of SQL analysts, data architects, statisticians, and/or programmers. • Experience with SAS a plus. • Extensive experience with SQL Server BI suite (SSIS, SSRS) is required. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-disciplinary team environment. • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation. • Willingness to adapt to new data structures and tackle novel problems creatively. • Working knowledge of or interest in a range of public health topics.
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number 286269.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. 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.