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Electronic Onboarding Coordinator - Research Scientist 3

Company: Minnesota Department of Health
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 2, 2024

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Job Details

Working Title: Electronic Onboarding Coordinator
Job Class: Research Scientist 3
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers. Bidders will be considered through midnight on 04/01/2024
  • Date Posted: 03/26/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/08/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Health Department / Health-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control (IDEPC) Division / MEDSS Ops Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $35.13 - $52.25 / hourly; $73,351 - $109,098 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Employment/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    This position exists to lead the planning, development, implementation and operation of electronic data submissions for the Minnesota Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MEDSS), and conduct research projects, advanced data analysis, data visualization, data modeling, and data standardization. The incumbent leads/directs collaborations with program managers and staff, vendors, MN.IT, and internal and external stakeholders to identify technical standards, develop processes and develop specifications for data submission into MEDSS to ensure that disease information is received, organized and accessible for public health decision making. The incumbent will develop and conduct complex and highly technical research of MEDSS data using modern data analysis and statistical tools. The position evaluates and identifies issues, establishes onboarding priorities, and proposes solutions related to electronic data submissions. They will ensure quality of data, design and develop new methodologies and interpret findings. This position will lead and provide expertise regarding interoperability standards, such as HL7, LOINC, SNOMED and others that apply to MEDSS and ELR, including other national, state and emerging technical standards such as electronic case reporting, health information exchanges and state to state data exchange. This position also conducts evaluations and develops protocols for new programs and/or for areas with little or no procedural precedent. The position develops, problem solves, and communicates highly technical data and data standardization solutions for external partners and programs at MDH. The position provides expertise to MDH, MNIT and external stakeholders in their efforts to conduct research and study design, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting of data. This position also provides leadership to IDEPC and MNIT staff to increase the understanding of advanced data standardization as it applies to public health. This position also leads activities in establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external partners, collaborating with the Public Health Lab, other MDH programs, hospitals, clinical labs, reference labs, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and with other programs using public health information systems.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Resumes must explicitly reflect qualifications to be considered:

    Four (4) years of experience in data science, analytics, interoperability, data equity, informatics, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, and data strategy, data modernization, governance and research as it relates to electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and electronic case reporting (eCR).

    *Doctorate degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience; Master's degree may substitute for eighteen (18) months of experience; Bachelor's degree may substitute for one (1) year of experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience onboarding facilities for data transmissions using data standards.

    Experience with public health information systems, especially disease surveillance systems and/or public health and/or health case data messaging.

    Knowledge of and experience using health information standards such as FHIR and HL7.

    Ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions.

    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate productively, work in a team environment, and to train and support clinical informatics users at all professional and technical levels.

    Project management experience on a large, complex public health information system Experience working with IT technical staff to support large applications.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Additional Requirements

    This position requires successful completion of a background check.

    Application Details

    How to Apply

    Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

    If you have questions about the position, contact Courtney Sutliff at or 651-201-5684 .

    To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Courtney Sutliff at .

    About Health Department

    Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy.

    Why Work for Us

    Diverse Workforce

    We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

    A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
    • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
    • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
    • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
    • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
      Comprehensive Benefits

      Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
      • Public pension plan
      • Training and professional development
      • Paid vacation and sick leave
      • 11 paid holidays each year
      • Paid parental leave
      • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Vision coverage
      • Wellness programs and resources
      • Employer paid life insurance
      • Short-term and long-term disability
      • Health care spending and savings accounts
      • Dependent care spending account
      • Tax-deferred compensation
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
        Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


        Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

        We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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