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Director of Clinical Informatics

Director of Clinical Informatics

Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced

At Navigating Cancer, our mission is to improve the lives of cancer patients and those who care for them. We enable oncology clinics to provide personalized, efficient care to every patient by providing relevant educational materials, giving the whole care team visibility to patient issues and needs, and delivering useful insights so that care teams can identify and resolve gaps in care. Through our platform, patients receive a holistic service offering to support their individual goals and needs.

In order to advance our mission to – “Enable Personalized Care for Every Cancer Patient,” we are seeking candidates for the following role:

Job Summary:

Navigating Cancer is building a high-performing and experienced Clinical Informatics Team to support our clinical and research strategy.  In this role, you will be responsible for developing Navigating Cancer’s clinical data model and helping us deliver best-in-class clinical software applications and data products to our customer base.  As a clinical expert and ontologist, your job will be to ensure we can get clean and accurate information out of our data sets and that consumers of the data understand how to use it.


  • Develop and oversee Navigating Cancer’s data and knowledge models to properly contain our data assets
  • Serve as the clinical informatics expert liaison to Product, Engineering, and Data Science, providing guidance on appropriate data modeling and knowledge representation for clinical concepts
  • Work with internal data source owners to ensure that we obtain and represent data at the right level to support various use cases
  • Work in tandem with our Data Analytics and Interoperability teams to curate and harmonize clinical data
  • Normalize internal vocabularies to standard terminologies and classifications
  • Develop and maintain standard policies and procedures for clinical informatics team
  • Identify and evaluate clinical content, technology and other solutions necessary to optimize clinical informatics function and business strategy
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to clinical terminologist(s)


  • Advanced Clinical Degree (required)
  • Masters/Certificate in Health or Biomedical Informatics (preferred)
  • 5+ years of relevant clinical informatics experience
  • Experience with interoperability standards, like FHIR, HL7
  • Experience with data modeling, mapping to standard medical terminologies and classifications (SNOMED CT, ICD-10-CM, LOINC, RxNorm)
  • Extraordinary communication skills and ability work in cross-functional environment, to translate clinical concepts to technical teams and vice versa
  • Ability to do some basic database querying (SQL, Python)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in agile and fast paced environment

Bonus Points:

  • Oncology-specific clinical experience
  • Deep understanding of oncology-specific terminologies and standards


Why work here? 

We support thousands of healthcare professionals and tens of thousands of cancer patients every day. We help cancer patients get better care—and consider this a valuable and meaningful reason to come to work everyday. You get to work with leading technology, wear many hats, and contribute every day to our business success! Join us to help us grow and establish ourselves as a world-class business. We are lean, agile, and lightweight. We believe in each other, believe in our work, and have fun along the way.

This position is full time 100% remote with the option to come into the Seattle corporate office on a voluntary basis for local employees.

We offer competitive compensation, benefits and a fantastic work environment:

- Flexible Work From Anywhere policy

- Employer subsidized medical, dental and vision 

- 401K + ROTH option

- Generous employee stock option plan

- Paid maternity/ paternity leave policy

- Bi-Annual Hackathons

- Educational stipend


**Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all roles at Navigating Cancer are currently remote-based. 

Our Values: 

Work with Purpose. Work together to improve the lives of cancer patients. Collaborate with team members, have passion, enthusiasm and mission for the work that we do.

Act with Integrity. Communicate openly, be honest, follow through.

Be Agile. Discover creative solutions, welcome change. Adapt and pursue continuous improvement.

Seek Simplicity. Reduce complexity for our customers and patients. Simplify our products, our processes and our messages. 

Strive for Growth. Constantly strive to achieve personal, professional, and company goals. Continuous reflection, learning and achievement.

* This role may not be performed in the state of Colorado

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