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National Institutes of Health Supervisory Clinical Informaticist in Montgomery County, Maryland


This position ensures that the clinical systems that nurses, physicians, and other staff interact with, provides the support necessary to deliver safe, quality care to our research patients. The work focuses on analysis and evaluation of clinical research informatics needs and requirements, development and design of software and computer systems that support the work processes of clinical research, and the implementation and management of responsive clinical information technology solutions.


Translates clinical and organizational requirements into working components for the ancillary modules of the clinical research information system.

Responsible for testing, training, and customer support services, which include the rigorous process for ensuring all system changes, are checked, recorded and acceptable to users and produce clinically sound data.

Provides supervisory oversight to senior specialists with the responsibility for managing a broad array of clinical research information systems and projects.

Oversees the development of policies and procedures to ensure information system reliability and accessibility, and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.

Provides a critical liaison role with the clinical and research communities within the NIH intramural program.

Provides analysis and develops potential options for requested complex enhancements to Clinical Systems that impact multiple departments and/or institutes.

Represents DCRI for activities surrounding The Joint Commission accreditation.

Recommends strategies to measure success of clinical system enhancements. (i.e. - workflow improvements, patient safety improvements, error reduction, system performance improvements, user satisfaction improvements.

Participates in the oversight of project management, configuration management, testing efforts and enterprise technical architecture.

Identifies and implements plans for integrating new and cutting-edge technology and upgrading or optimizing existing technology.


Conditions of Employment


In order to meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for a Supervisory Clinical Informaticist, GS-0601, you must:

possess a Bachelor's degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position? (This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained). In addition, to qualify for a Supervisory Clinical Informaticist, position at the GS-15 level:

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing leadership and direction to a staff involved in supporting clinical research informatics in a research hospital setting; developing implementation plans for clinical informatics initiatives; testing and evaluating the performance of clinical informatics projects; and developing policies and procedures to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to clinical informatic systems, networks, and data. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Additional Information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This position is designated as a Tier II "non-emergency/teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/teleworker" employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave. A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration. If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination. At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: telework and/or flexible schedules. If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations. We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.