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Global Health Informatics Intern
Location: San Francisco, California
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function: HIM Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: 65,000
Informatics has become a critical and crucial component of the successful delivery of health programs world-wide. This is particularly evident both at home in San Francisco and in sub-Saharan Africa where informatics can play a crucial and central role in improving population health whether to support field data collection, monitoring and evaluation, disease surveillance, electronic medical records, data visualizations, operational support, or the supply chain. For the global south, ever-decreasing hardware costs and increasing rural penetration of internet connectivity make this more true every single day. However, the development and subsequent successful implementation of any informatics solution is a complex matter with a fairly high risk of failure. A major risk factor is insufficient understanding of local public health context by informaticians and software developers. Our Global Strategic Information (GSI)-Health Informatics Hub is a small group of informatics professionals placed across the globe assisting in data collection, integration, analysis, and use strategies and procedures. As part of this assignment, you will contribute to this hub and be paid for at least 3 months with the possibility of extension, pending funding.
The Global Health Informatics Intern position Involves gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of programmatic, research, and monitoring/evaluation data. This is inclusive of designing and conducting research including designing data entry and documenting data flows, selecting data samples, developing research instruments, analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods, and developing recommendations based on research/analytical findings. Preparing reports, charts, tables, dashboards, presentations, and other visual aids to interpret and communicate data and results to ensure data use is a very important part of the job.
The Global Health Informatics Intern should expect to enter a busy but very friendly work environment. The individual will spend 100% of time working on informatics focused public health projects, providing administrative and technical assistance. The small staff and fast pace of activity means the intern should be motivated, self-starter, resourceful, and should not be afraid to approach people for help when needed. The Global Health Informatics Intern will often work on two or three different ongoing projects at any particular time. GSI-UPEIA staff will be on hand to help the Global Health Informatics Intern
(when asked) and to supervise the general progress of the intern over the course of the program.
This is a 3 month assignment with possibility of extension based on funding.
- Bachelor’s degree in related area (public health, informatics, epidemiology, computer science, data science) and/or equivalent experience/training
- Acquiring knowledge of research function. Acquiring ability to perform research analysis duties
- Acquiring statistical analysis, systems programming, and database design skills to perform research analysis duties
- Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline
- Basic consultation and communication skills
- Master’s degree in related area (public health, informatics, epidemiology, computer science, data science) and/or equivalent experience/training
- International public health experience
- Experience working with health-related electronic data collection systems
- Experience with health-related terminologies and standards
- Experience with electronic data security, policies, and procedures
- Experience writing technical and end user documentation and training materials
Bachelor’s degree in related area (public health, informatics, epidemiology, computer science, data science) and/or equivalent experience/training
Instructions for Resume Submission
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Posted: November 12, 2020 at 10:06 PM
Post ID: 56118