UW Medicine’s IT Services department is looking for an outstanding HIM Applications Analyst to join the team!
What are we looking for?
Patients Are First focus
Customer service mindset
Interpersonal skills and teamwork
Adaptability and flexibility
What are the perks?
Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!
Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependents…AND we have three plans for you to choose from!
10 paid holidays annually!
1 personal holiday every year!
Generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that you can feel good about taking (more than 5 work weeks in your first year)!
TWO Retirement plans to choose from – one even matches 100% of your contributions with immediate vesting!
Voluntary Investment program to save more towards your retirement!
Deferred Compensation program to save even MORE towards your retirement!
Flexible Spending Account!
Dependent Care Assistance program!
On-site childcare centers and other caregiving resources!
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!
Long Term Disability insurance!
Transportation Services Program that includes U-PASS options and other parking services!
Tuition Exemption program at the UW and other higher education institutions across the state)!
Housing resources and home buying options!
Engagement and Wellness programs!
Auto, home, renter, and boat group insurance!
Valuable membership and merchandise discounts!
Federal student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
For all of the specific details on these benefits, eligibility and more, please click here.
UW Medicine’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization that supports all of UW Medicine. UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake Campus (UWMC-Montlake), UW Medical Center-Northwest Campus (UWMC-NW), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC), UW Physicians (UWP), UW School of Medicine (SOM) and Airlift Northwest (ALNW). In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (a partnership between UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Children’s). ITS is responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support all of these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the UW Medicine mission.
The primary focus of the HIM Applications Analyst is to closely collaborate with other HIM IT Team members and internal UW Medicine customers to provide a service oriented, single point of technical leadership for legacy data management systems. This position also provides secondary and tertiary support to other Epic HIM modules, including Release of Information, Deficiency Tracking, and Identity, and to third party systems such as OnBase and Nuance.
Responsibilities include: Proactive System Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance (20%)
Perform analysis and troubleshooting for application issues to meet established Service Level Agreements. Work with user groups to provide diagnostic assistance and resolution to questions and problem direction.
Maintain issue tracking (both internally and with vendor) and follow issue tracking policies and guidelines.
Provide proactive status updates to management, customers, and stakeholders.
Provide 24X7 user support of the assigned clinical applications.
Resolve complex application and process problems and change requests.
Customer Relationships and Requirements (20%)
Meet with customers to identify and analyze customer system requirements for continuous improvements, set expectations, and escalate issues as needed.
Develop and retain strong positive relationships with constituents, engaging to ensure a thorough understanding of their objectives and requirements.
Translate business requirements into functional specifications in the definition of application user interface, reports, and processes.
Provide in-person support to new users during their go-live phase.
Project and Process Management (20%)
Prioritize tasks with guidance from designated lead, supervisor, or project manager.
Track detailed status of tasks and work with leads, project managers, and/or supervisor should tasks vary from initial resource estimates.
Successfully complete project tasks.
Provide regular project status updates to leaders, customers, and stakeholders on progress and obstacles.
Application Design, Build and Implementation (20%)
Identify improvement opportunities through analysis.
Provide consistent and timely IT service deliverables using thorough analysis and thoughtful application of technologies.
Work with other analysts, developers, customers, and vendors to elicit, analyze, and document requirements.
Research, troubleshoot, and perform detailed analysis on customer inquiries and anomalies to support issue resolution and decision making.
Application Testing (10%)
Test all scenarios conforming to quality standards at the component/feature level, including:
Test system changes and assist with development of test plans for usability, performance, and adherence to standards.
Execute, track, and report detailed results of application and system testing.
Create and maintain application test scripts.
Demonstrate, evaluate, and test prototype and production systems.
Documentation and Reporting (5%)
Evaluate and implement management requests for information to generate reporting requirements.
Design new workflows or application features to support data collection.
Implement reporting solution to meet customers' needs.
Other Duties (5%)
Support training and education program as per training system services level agreement.
Coordinate system information requests and trouble reports, including flow, tracking, and prioritization.
Assist with development of security and confidentiality system standards for applications to meet federal, state, CMS, and JCAHO regulations.
What you’ll bring to the table: (minimum requirements)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Health Information Systems, Math, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field. (Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.)
2+ years recent healthcare or IT experience, including:
Experience with the Legacy Data Archive. Prior working experience with the Ellkay vendor is a strong plus.
1+ year experience with application/system configuration and implementation of clinical information systems (and/or healthcare applications).
Strong customer-oriented mindset, with experience building relationships, setting expectations, and collaborating across groups to ensure customers receive top quality service.
Experience participating in defining customer requirements, translating them into design specifications.
Recent experience with formal project management methods.
The successful candidate will also possess:
Values consistent with those of UW Medicine's mission to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.
Proven outstanding customer service orientation with a history of delivering high quality products on time.
Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including active listening and the ability to convey a positive and professional image in person, on the telephone, and in correspondence.
Ability to analyze and translate complex issues and opportunities into comprehensible ideas and concepts with both technical and non-technical staff, using good judgement based on facts and relationships, while evaluating the impact of change.
Internal motivation to demonstrate initiative, accountability, action orientation and drive for results, with the ability to adapt to change.
Demonstrated project execution skills, getting the right things done on time, applying strategic thinking, organizational agility, and creativity.
A strong desire to continuously seek improvement and share feedback and knowledge.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diversity of personalities while forging effective partnerships.
Flexibility with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Strong organizational, multitasking, and collaboration skills in various work environments including complex, matrix environments with proven attention to detail.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
Proven ability to establish credibility in an ambiguous environment and proactively collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective.
Decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions, and identifying priorities.
Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
Ideally, you’ll also have: (desired skills and experience)
Advanced degree (e.g., Master’s, Doctorate, etc.)
Previous experience in and knowledge of academic healthcare systems and/or operational environments.
An understanding of revenue cycle operations.
Experience with operational workflow design of clinical software.
What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know?
This is an Information Technology deadline-driven work environment.
The individual in this position is expected to work normal daytime hours. The majority of work is performed during normal business hours; however, significant off-hours and weekends may be needed to resolve problems and respond to emergencies. This individual is expected to be available for emergencies (business continuity/disaster recovery efforts) on a 24x7 basis as needed. This position includes on-call support during evenings and weekends, on a rotating schedule with HIM team members.
Because of the physically separated sites for UW Medicine, this position requires the ability to travel to alternative work locations as needed.
Must coordinate projects without direct supervisory authority.
Must work within the constraints of multiple technical environments.
ITS provides services to all UW Medicine organizations – HMC, UWMC-Montlake, UWMC-NW, UWNC, UWP, SOM, and ALNW. The individual in this position must learn many organizational structures and cultures and continually foster collaboration.
Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of criminal background checks.
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