STS National Database Manager - Informatics

    • Job Tracking ID: 512468-652189
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 04, 2018
    • Starting Date: October 4, 2018
    • Reports to: Senior Manager, STS National Database
    • Status: Exempt
    • Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred
    • Career Level: Mid-level
    • Years of Experience: Minimum of five years of related work experience implementing healthcare technology in a clinical environment is required, including experience implementing interoperability frameworks and tools such as FHIR, APIs, CDAs,
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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Position Description

Position: STS National Database Manager - Informatics

Reports to: Senior Manager, STS National Database

Job Summary

Manage informatics initiatives for the STS National Database, including data and software specification upgrades, performance measure specifications, and standardization of data elements to facilitate data linkages. Provide subject matter expertise in clinical informatics and applied health technology solutions. Work with volunteer cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists on STS governance bodies associated with the STS National Database.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in regular data specification upgrades for the STS National Database and facilitate the transition to standard electronic nomenclature wherever possible.
  • Identify data elements commonly found in electronic health records that can be automatically extracted into vendor software.
  • Work with the STS data warehouse and analytics staff to prepare data and software specifications for STS National Database software vendors.
  • Facilitate mapping of data elements across database versions.
  • Collaborate with data warehousing and analytics staff to help ensure timely completion of the vendor software certification process.
  • Assist in developing educational activities for data managers to promote data integrity.
  • Provide support and develop content for the annual Advances in Quality & Outcomes conference.
  • Monitor trends and advances in informatics related to clinical data registries and make recommendations for application to STS National Database operations.
  • Collaborate with the STS National Database Managers and staff from the Marketing and Communications Department to produce National Database newsletters.
  • Use clinical and informatics knowledge to support development and testing of electronic quality measures for submission to the National Quality Forum.
  • Provide support to STS Government Relations staff with advocacy efforts related to health care information technology.
  • Collaborate with STS and ACC staff to harmonize common data elements with the STS/ACC TVT Registry, NCDR registries, and STS National Database.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:


Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s in Healthcare Information Technology is preferred.


Minimum of five years of related work experience implementing healthcare technology in a clinical environment is required, including experience implementing interoperability frameworks and tools such as FHIR, APIs, CDAs, and HL7 Messages. Knowledge of medical terminology and databases, preferably in cardiology or cardiothoracic surgery. Familiarity with electronic medical record systems and other healthcare technology.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
  • Positive attitude in the workplace
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
  • Ability to travel, as necessary


Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness and Teamwork.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities