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IS Application Developer

Department Description: The Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Radiology is looking for a full-stack developer to create web applications in support of imaging informatics research. The position reports to the Director of Radiology Informatics Innovation and will be embedded in a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, informaticists, analysts, research fellows and developers. The team collaborates across institutions in Boston's medical technology hub and is actively involved on projects with machine learning, radiomics, natural language processing, and large data set curation. A passion for healthcare is required; the position offers the opportunity to rapidly prototype tools in the clinical environment and directly work with clinician stakeholders. Applicants should be comfortable with javascript, Linux and SQL. Experience with React and NodeJS is preferred. A background with medical imaging, DICOM, and browser image viewers such as CornerstoneJS is helpful but not necessary. Opportunities for publication are available to the interested candidate.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 41405BR

Job Summary: An IS Application Developer designs, develops, debugs, tests, and implements small to mid-size clinical applications. She or he must apply strong technical skills while working independently on development projects. The job involves interaction with staff at all organizational levels within and without Information Systems. One performing the job must grasp the workings of the medical center environment and juggle the resulting occasionally conflicting requests in order to meet project goals. Prior development experience in a healthcare environment is extremely helpful.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Design, develop, debug, test, and implement small- to mid-size clinical systems
  2. Design software and data structures to address customer needs
  3. Collaborate with IS and other Medical Center staff to analyze current state, define requirements, re-engineer processes and estimate timelines in conjunction with IS management
  4. Provide quality customer service and support for clinical systems, serving as an exemplary representative of Information Systems
  5. Provide guidance and support to colleagues
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. 3-5 years related work experience required.
  3. Strong problem solving skills.
  4. Ability to write efficient and clear programming code and create data structures for support and enhancement of clinical systems within the Medical Center
  5. Ability to be flexible, versatile and adaptable in day-to-day activities conducted in a multi-site environment
  6. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  2. Strong customer service skills
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. 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.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

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
EOE Statement



As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement

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