Health Systems Integrator

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 63 days ago

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Position Description


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated systems thinker to support health data and technology work including assessing current operational capabilities, identifying gaps, and developing standards and prototype solutions. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington. The National Health Mission Area (NHMA) within JHU/APL seeks to revolutionize health through science and engineering in collaboration with partners such as the Johns Hopkins Enterprise to discover, invent, scale, and disseminate solutions to health and healthcare challenges.

The Next Generation Care Delivery Group supports the NHMA by retaining technical competencies in systems engineering, software engineering, systems analysis, healthcare domain knowledge, population health management, and project management with particular application to healthcare challenges.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will apply best practices in project management and systems engineering to healthcare environments, and will serve as an expert in the integration of disparate data sources, interoperability of medical devices, and at deploying integrated systems to improve the safety, quality, affordability, and access to care.


Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1. Lead technical efforts by applying best practices of systems design, integration and test, reliability engineering, and outcomes research to healthcare challenges. (80%)

• Direct internal and external resources by providing vision, scope definition and technical leadership to guide the development of operational and technological solutions in integrated healthcare systems.

• Contribute to the development of a test platform for data generation, the integration of sensors and devices, as well as guidance and demonstration of interoperability.

• Provide deliverables that meet customer needs, are consistent with APL quality standards, and conform to the constraints of scope, schedule, and budget.

• Manage expectations, identify, mitigate and communicate project risks.

• Communicate frequently and effectively with varying levels of staff and NHMA management team.

2. Support business development activities to expand or refine the scope of the programs within the National Health Mission Area. Assist or lead activities to acquire new work, which may include preparing white papers, writing proposals, and/or conducting health industry research. (10%)

3. Participate in technical project reviews, promote systems engineering best practices, and ensure that deliverables are furnished on-time, within budget, and according to APL technical quality standards. Communicate often and effectively with staff and Group Leadership. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.




Required Qualifications:
•MS in systems, mechanical, electrical, computer or software engineering or other related technical discipline with at least 10 years of experience.
•Experience with HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), other health-related interoperability standards and implementation guides.
•Demonstrated ability to deploy integrated systems that transfer data from device(s) to a database, electronic health record, visualization tools and user interface technologies, and/or algorithms.
•Experience in healthcare-related settings, working in areas such as medical device design and integration, telemedicine implementation, healthcare delivery science, human factors or healthcare specific analytics.
•A broad understanding of current challenges in health management and healthcare systems.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in a multidisciplinary team of technical staff in building consensus and solving complex problems.
•Strong demonstrated skills in leadership, change management, organizational learning, and planning.
•Ability to travel to sponsor locations up to 25%.


Desired Qualifications:
•Experience with health information technology standards and profiles including IEEE 11073, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), HL7, SMART on FHIR, and Open ICE/Medical Device Plug-and-Play.
•Experience with information assurance and/or security of health data.
•Exposure to U.S. Military Health System, related vocabulary, and data systems.
•Experience with population health programs, healthcare policy development, comparative effectiveness research or health services research.
•Advanced degrees in Engineering, computer science, healthcare delivery or patient safety, Population Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or related disciplines.
•Secret clearance


Special Working Conditions:
This position requires the ability to travel up to 25%.


Applicant selected will be subject to a government secret clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.