Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Informatics Developer II in Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical Informatics Developer II

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 16615BR

Department Description: DCI is an academic division of the Department of Medicine at BIDMC that seeks to improve the quality of medical care while reducing the cost of delivery through the use of innovative approaches to research via computing.

For the last few years, DCI has worked in several Middle Eastern countries to implement hospital wide clinical computing systems. The division has also been developing software to support a multi-million dollar federal grant funded project.

The software projects at DCI are being produced and are continuously evolving using the latest in web development technologies in order to deliver a high quality user experience and access to the most current features.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 16615BRJob Summary: The Informatics Developer II works on a variety of projects and assignments to support, maintain, and improve software developed by the Division. The individual is responsible for designing, developing, debugging, testing and enhancing clinical and non-clinical web sites and database driven web-based applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other Software Engineering and Managerial staff throughout most phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including analysis, solution design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.

  • Assist in the creation of technical project documentation including detailed technical design specifications.

  • Develop, unit test, document, and deliver high quality solutions in response to complex business requirements.

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure effectiveness, performance, maintainability, and compliance with standard.

  • Investigate, trace, and debug system issues; identify root causes and make required software changes to resolve problems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with developing database driven web applications and experience in Java, J2EE, MySQL,HTML,CSS.

  • Familiarity with Subversion source-code control and Eclipse IDE.

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt the latest technologies.


  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally