The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. For decades, the VHA has been a pioneer and leader in healthcare innovation. Today, wearable technologies, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, and telehealth capabilities are driving significant and growing segments within the healthcare market. These emerging technologies, which are poised to transform care experience and service, can require enormous up-front investments and if not carefully designed, developed, and validated and/or tested in real-world settings, can yield little value to healthcare system or the patients it serves.
The AVAIL – Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning – indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract serves as an opportunity to further the VA’s long-standing tradition as a pioneer in medical innovation and VHA’s journey towards excelling as a learning organization by offering VHA and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL) the availability to augment its ongoing design, development, and testing efforts around healthcare innovation in order to looking to increase efficiency and optimize their clinicians’ professional capabilities as well as to be better prepared to handle unexpected challenges, such as the COVID pandemic . OHIL has identified 5 major innovation task categories or “growth areas” in which ongoing efforts are focused on: (1) Personalized Care; (2) Data Transformation; (3) Digital Care; (4) Immersive Technology; and (5) Care and Service Delivery Models. AVAIL will augment VHA and OHIL’s capacity, through subject matter expertise, to design, develop, and test novel solutions and accompanying care and service models in the real-world setting of the VHA, ensuring that solutions create meaningful value for VHA clinicians, administrators, caregivers, and most importantly, Veterans, before being scaled into clinical production. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference every day in the work you do and positively impact the lives of millions. Let’s talk about how great it would feel to end each day knowing what you do matters to so many! Apply now for details on this exciting program.
Leidos is looking for a Sr. Engineer – Computer Scientist to support Digital Twin Solutions, SimLEARN National Simulation Center (NSC), and Assessment Collaboration and Outreach (ACO) portfolio on the Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL) program. This position serves on a program/contract to provide Veterans Affairs (VA) further design, development, testing, and evaluation of the existing digital twin simulation system currently residing in the Emerging Technologies Innovation Lab (ETIL). Work efforts focus on the applied research, further development, or enhancement of digital twin simulation system specific to the advancement of patient care delivery, workflow efficiency within clinical spaces/facilities (e.g., exam rooms, operating rooms, VA medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs)), based upon architectural blueprints for construction of such spaces/facilities, and service for Veterans through simulation.
Provide technical expertise for the further design, development, testing, and evaluation of the existing digital twin simulation system.
Ensure full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions.
Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.
Previous experience translating user requirements in a healthcare setting.
Previous experience as technical lead for moderately complex projects.
Extensive expertise in one or more of the following technology areas:
Object-oriented analysis and design
UNIX and C/C++
Web application development
Security architectures 25 and policies
Graphical application development environments
Networking to support distributed applications
Distributed Database Management Systems (DBMSs)
Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS), and MVS utilities
Other major operating system (OS) environments
Fourth-generation languages and environments
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
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