Bioinformaticist

Organization
Intermountain Healthcare
Job Location
1380 E Medical Center Dr
St. George, UT 84790
Job Description

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description

Bioinformaticist-Staff is responsible to advance and improve patient care and the process of delivering patient care through the use of patients' genomics information and data; to further research, educational, and business opportunities in Bioinformatics; and to increase the knowledge and capabilities of personnel in genomic and OMICs data use. Familiarity and minimal experience with Bioinformatics and its use in improving healthcare delivery for both patients, providers, and other clinical and business staff. Works on small, defined elements of large projects. Incumbent's ability encompasses a subset of the total knowledge required within the Bioinformatics specialty area, and incumbent is in process of developing remaining skills. Requires additional support and/or training to become fully proficient. This position is overseen by higher level contributors such as the senior and consultant professionals.

Essential Job Duties

  • 1. Under limited supervision, manages genomic and OMICs data, which may include the loading, transformation, analysis, validation, and reporting.
  • 2. Under limited supervision, uses Genomic standards and reference information sources for annotation and analysis of Genomic and OMICs data
  • 3. Under limited supervision, collaborates with assigned stakeholder groups (Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular, Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Biorepository, Research etc.) in the extraction, analysis, export, and integration with clinical data.
  • 4. Under limited supervision, collaborates with assigned stakeholder groups (IS, Clinical Programs, Clinical Services, SCO, etc.) in the evaluation, selection, and adoption of both internally developed and vended Bioinformatics solutions; in the recommendations for Bioinformatics-enhanced workflows; and in the creation and documentation of the functional and technical Bioinformatics designs needed to support clinical and business requirements.
  • 5. Under limited supervision, assists in defining the Bioinformatics guiding principles and standards and is responsible to champion them with all stakeholder groups.
  • 6. Under mentoring, contributes to the theoretical/practical knowledge of Genomic information standards (e.g. Clinvar, HGVS, HL7, etc.) and participates in and collaborates with external entities including university affiliations.
  • 7. Under mentoring, contributes in the identification of external opportunities to leverage Intermountain's intellectual property and to promote the use of Intermountain's knowledge in revenue generating solutions.
  • 8. Under mentoring, is accountable to deliver results for area of responsibility. Regularly communicates with staff and manages projects to ensure timely delivery within budget and according to requirements. This includes goal setting and implementation and problem/issue resolution.
  • 9. Under mentoring, maintains technical and business knowledge for areas of responsibility.

Posting Specifics

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: Full Time/40 hours per week/Exempt
  • Department: Cancer Genomics
Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics with four years of professional Bioinformatics work experience
    or A Bachelor of Science degree in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field with six years of professional Bioinformatics work experience
    or A Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
    or A Master's Degree in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field, or a Genetics Counselor master's degree, with four years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
    or An MD or PhD in Bioinformatics with less than two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
    or An MD or PhD in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field with two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience. NOTE: Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified. An internationally awarded degree may require additional certification and/or years of experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Genomic terminology and clinical processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research and development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in presenting information to other groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Bioinformatics workflows for strategic planning efforts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Genomic data analysis and tools.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated skill in at least one programming language such as Python.
  • Demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to new Bioinformatics issues with no supervision.
  • Demonstrated skill and understanding of Genomic tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical use of Genomic and OMIC data standards.

 

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

How to Apply
About Our Organization

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth.

  

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