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INFORMATION SPECIALIST INTERN IN HEALTH INFORMATICS

The University of Washington IAIMS Program is seeking an innovative and
energetic librarian with a background in computing and information science
and a strong interest in metadata, terminology standards and implementation
of integrated decision support systems for a one-year practical learning
opportunity in health informatics.  The goal of the internship is to provide
an early career librarian with a rich learning experience and opportunity to
develop leadership capabilities for improving health information delivery.
Funding for the program is provided by the National Library of Medicine, and
includes an annual salary, tuition reimbursement, AMIA membership, and
travel to the fall AMIA meeting.  The internship will begin January 1999.

The University of Washington offers a unique environment for training in
health informatics. Active work in telemedicine, IAIMS implementation, rural
outreach, electronic information delivery, development and implementation of
integrated health information systems, an academic program in biomedical
informatics and a host of informatics research projects combine to create a
dynamic atmosphere for learning. The training experience will consist of
research opportunities and academic coursework in Health Informatics,
Information Science and Learning Technologies, or other related areas. The
Intern will be expected to conduct a focused research project, attend and
present at Informatics Seminars and submit a paper for presentation at AMIA.
The IAIMS Librarian Intern will work under the direction of the Deputy
Director of the Health Sciences Library in collaboration with a core group
of IAIMS and Health Sciences Library information systems developers. It is
expected that at the conclusion of the internship the individual will be
qualified to serve as a change agent for integrated systems development.

See http://healthlinks.washington.edu/ for information on the University of
Washington's IAIMS program and the Health Sciences Libraries.

Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS or related information technology
advanced degree. Working knowledge of health informatics or information
technology required. Familiarity with Web technology, metadata standards and
data dictionary or thesauri construction are preferred. Familiarity with the
health care environment or work experience in some aspect of health care
required. Experience in information technology evaluation desirable.
Evidence of outstanding interpersonal and communication skills must be
presented. Applicant must be creative, energetic, team-oriented, flexible,
and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex,
dynamic environment. Applications from librarians with less work experience
but other relevant activities and background will also be considered.

SALARY: $2667-$3000

Benefits:  The successful applicant will be appointed in the University of
Washington's Professional Staff series. This is a one year appointment.
Benefits include participation in a TIAA-CREF retirement program on a
matching basis, vacation of 15 working days per year, sick leave, and
excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans. There is no state or
local income tax.

Applications are now being accepted for the IAIMS Information Specialist.
Applicants and interested persons attending the American Medical Informatics
Association meeting may discuss the internship opportunity there with Debra
Ketchell. Application deadline is November 20.

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to
Ms. Rory Murphy, IAIMS Program Administrator, University of Washington, Box
357155, Seattle, WA  98195-7155