The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.
This position will not be filled and no job offers will be made until resolution of the HHS hiring freeze, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption and is approved pursuant to HHS guidance.
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), Atlanta, Georgia.
As a Health Scientist (Informatics), you will: •Develop and implement scientific policies and procedures on informatics practices and principles.
•Provide leadership in designing, coordinating, and maintaining information technology (IT) project goals, objectives, and priorities.
•Serve as a nationally and internationally recognized expert, providing scientific advice and consultation on solutions to critical problems that require outstanding creativeness in generating new hypotheses, approaches, and standards to be used across CDC/ATSDR and in some instances to be used internationally.
•Develop and coordinate the sharing of health related informational materials so that scientific advice and assistance is shared.
•Develop strategies to meet short and long- range goals for the applicable program and assures that strategies reflect most promising directions in research, preventive, and clinical approaches as it relates to public health informatics.
•Collaborate and provide expert scientific advice to a variety of nation-wide and international organizations to synthesize, develop and implement informatics policies and directions for future development.
•Collaborate with and provide expert advice to all organizational levels with the agency, as well as with various state health agencies, and partner organizations.
•Provide leadership in the development, testing, implementation and evaluation of scientific information technology and information systems needs and applicable software systems relating to public health informatics within the area of responsibility.
•Explore alternatives, suggestions and approaches from internal and external partners, focusing on data acquisition/multi- jurisdictional databases, communication directories, and standardization codes.
•Plan and develop strategies for new models of health information interchange and automation in medicine and public health.
•Evaluate and develop approaches for strengthening the standardization and utility of national health information systems, their products, policies and processes, with special emphasis on electronic data interchange and electronic media.