Job ID: 289974418  |  Last Updated: 1/8/2021

Clinical Informatics Pediatrics Fellow

Little Rock, AR
Applicant Contact
Carla Alexander
Manager, Physician Relations & Strategic Development
(501) 686-7934
(501) 686-6013

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks a pediatrics fellow for its Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program. Qualified applicants will have completed an accredited residency program in pediatrics (or med-peds) before the fellowship program start date on July 1, 2020, or already be a practicing physician with a pediatric specialty. The fellowship is a two-year appointment. Fellows learn the advanced informatics they need to be successful leaders and innovators, gain real-world operational experience in the applied science of Clinical Informatics, and contribute to research in this exciting and growing field, all while maintaining a clinical practice in pediatrics.

The Clinical Informatics Pediatrics Fellow will train at Arkansas Childrens Hospital. The basic curriculum is up to 60 hours per week and contains several components: didactic, rotations, operational and clinical responsibilities. Operational responsibilities are up to 20 hours per week. Clinical responsibilities make up 20% of the fellows effort. Fellows complete a Fellow Research Project by the end of the second year. Fellows also complete the EPIC Physician Builder training series that is complementary to the fellows clinical specialty of interest. Clinical Informatics fellows also undertake coursework in the Clinical Informatics track of the UAMS graduate degree program in Biomedical Informatics. Fellows complete a Certificate Degree in Biomedical Informatics, which can be used to complete a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics.

The educational purpose and goals of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship include:
Contribute to the improvement of the clinical informatics systems used in the advancement of the quality of care and patient safety.
Lead the exploration of important informatics or operational questions and to design, conduct, analyze and report in the peer-reviewed literature the studies that answer them.
Advance efforts toward identifying, characterizing, solving and evaluating solutions for clinical informatics-related problems in healthcare.
Cultivate and maintain awareness of knowledge gaps, identify and undertake learning and other professional development activities to fill them.
Develop leadership skills in leading informatics project implementations and deployments.
Build a foundation of knowledge, experience, and relationships to enable continued academic contributions to the discipline of Clinical Informatics.

Participating in rotations, coursework, trainings, didactics and professional development
Performing clinical duties in pediatrics
Performing operational duties as part of a team of Clinical Informatics specialists
Conduct and present research

Residency training in pediatrics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work collaboratively and as part of an international team
Preferred: Programming experience in languages frequently used in scientific computing, especially for high performance computing and bioinformatics such Unix/Linux, Python, R, and Perl
Demonstrated interest or previous work/research in Clinical Informatics
Domain knowledge in biomedical research

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