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Lead Systems Engineer (Clinical IT / EHR Migration)


Eatontown, NJ
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*Job Highlights
MITRE's Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation (CVET) is dedicated to assisting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the strategic application of Information Technology to improve Veterans wellbeing. CVET advises VA through all phases of Information Technology (IT) modernization and transformation to include the transition to Cross Agency Shared Services and Outsourced/Managed Services.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to leverage technical IT experience to make a substantive impact on the VAs ability to deliver support services. 

The Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation is seeking a Systems Engineer specializing in Clinical IT or migration of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to help support VAs major IT modernization initiatives.

Key Functions include:

Leading the elicitation and documentation of IT modernization requirements from across the VA Health, Benefits, and National Cemetery Administrations business lines
Translating business requirements into actionable plans for modernizing IT services that drive the implementation of clinical IT or health informatics systems
Developing the acquisition strategies for clinical IT or health informatics systems
Developing the strategy and implementation plans for modernization of clinical IT or health informatics systems
Developing metrics to measure the effectiveness of clinical IT or health informatics systems
Engaging relevant stakeholders across the Business organizations as well as the IT and Acquisition entities, and helping them mutually understand business needs and IT/acquisition options and constraints
Coordinating technical teams, technical SMEs, business sponsors, and VA IT leadership in developing the related plans, issues, challenges and leading the team to consensus and action
Working with VA Portfolio, Program, and Project managers to ensure solution alignment across projects and in line with VA policies, and defined or emerging IT roadmaps
Authoring and contributing to development of technical documentation, such as research papers, white papers, environmental scans and presentations/briefings related to clinical IT, health informatics systems or EHR migration
Deconflict data and develop common metadata to enable effective data management in VA IT systems
Responding to sponsor requests for reports and analyses based on ongoing project plans, architectures, and development and testing activities
Developing trusted strategic partnerships with key customers and stakeholders
Research to identify, leverage and/or integrate ongoing Government efforts in the areas of clinical IT, health informatics systems or EHR migration

*Required Qualifications

BS related to Systems Engineering, Information Technology or Business Administration
8+ years relevant experience in Industry or Government with Clinical IT or EHR migration
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently & take initiative
Able to apply a pragmatic, practical, and analytical approach to problem solving
Ability to identity a problem, work through the causes, develop a solution or process to address and manage it to resolution
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate intent, approach, solution, impact and risks to both technical and non-technical staff
Ability to work collaboratively in a close team environment; ability to lead teams as either a Project or Program Leader or Deputy, or less formal leadership assignments
Able to work successfully in a complex, fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment
Demonstrated experience interacting successfully with customers and building customer trust and relationships
Experience with protecting Personal Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in clinical IT systems

*Preferred Qualifications
Direct experience supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs in an IT acquisition environment
Direct experience, in Industry or Government, with the planning and/or execution of migration from any EHR system to a Cerner EHR system
Direct experience with the design, implementation or transition of clinical IT systems
Direct experience with the design, implementation or transition of health informatics systems
Growth and learning mindset
Comfort level with shifting between roles, including between project leadership and individual contributor
Proven track record working with challenging sponsor personalities and maturing the relationships into effective working relationships
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders (internal and external to MITRE) including senior VA OI&T and health care executives
Experience in organizational change management