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Classification Title:   Senior Application Developer – Anesthesia
Department:  Health Care Information systems
Salary: $65,000 to commensurate
Percent of Time:  100%
Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA  52241
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular
 
This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as a Senior Application Developer (PIA3) and is not eligible for H-1b visa sponsorship.
 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
 
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).
 
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.
 
Health Care Information Systems (HCIS): Provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.
 
HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff
 
 
Position Responsibilities:
 
Design and/or modify components of complex clinical application systems. This position will work in partnership with Anesthesia and Health Care Information Systems to support strategic planning, daily operations and assist with technology planning in an effort to maximize user and organizational effectiveness.
Core job duties include:
  • Act as the Anesthesia application development leader. Organize and direct assigned Anesthesia and HCIS IT related staff to fulfill project needs. Work in partnership with HCIS, Anesthesia and other related personnel to assess needs and set IT project priorities.
  • Lead clinical and IT resources through the design, build, implementation, validation and maintenance tasks as required to support standard and customized Anesthesia needs. Oversee system integration efforts and work to optimize existing setup.
  • Lead the coordination of technical project resources and act as an on-site technical project coordinator for all device and software upgrades related to Anesthesia utilized applications.
  • Develop an operational understanding of critical systems, workflows and policies. Participate in the design and testing of new workflows. Participate in the restructuring of existing workflows as required to enhance application abilities and integration and meet regulatory standards.
  • Maintain an operational understanding of the systems, tools and policies associated with Anesthesia regulatory/governing bodies and reporting registries.
  • Participate in the selection process related to Anesthesia system purchases. Work with physicians to determine appropriate system needs in conjunction with HCIS to ensure system security, gauge system integration ability with other supported applications, evaluate system query and reporting ability, assess vendor ability to provide support for emergent issues, routine maintenance and system upgrade, and consider the system back-up options offered.
  • Maintain skills in data manipulation and reporting. Be able to work effectively with non-IT staff to gather reporting requirements. Generate and maintain application level reports. Utilize Excel as needed to process data and produce reports. Validate all data produced independently and with subject matter experts. Provide data to the internal and external reporting sources.
  • Provide overnight/weekend on-call support and weekday help desk support as assigned by HCIS.
A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Karmen-Dillon (karmen-dillon@uiowa.edu)  
 
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
Position Qualifications:
 
Education Required
 
Bachelor’s in Computer Science or MIS or an equivalent combination of education and related application development/support experience
 
Experience Requirements
 
  • Experience in the development and/or support of applications used by non-technical customers to support and enhance healthcare workflows processes, typically 5-7 years for Senior Developer in leadership roles including experience with programming tools and a comprehensive understanding of database technologies  
  • Experience acting as the primary contact for the support, configuration and development of at least one healthcare enterprise application or area of functionality
  • Experience working with application owners and/or vendors to define system requirements, integration requirements and understand business needs
  • Demonstrated ability with converting business requirements into functional/technical specifications for complex integrated systems build
  • Demonstrated ability using programming languages and tools for customizing vendor application software
  • Demonstrated ability communicating technical information effectively to technical and non-technical staff at the verbal, written and presentation levels
  • Demonstrated job-related experience and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment
     
    Desirable Qualifications
     
  • Experience with any of the following workflows: anesthesia, procedural and surgical services, ambulatory/inpatient nursing, or physician documentation
  • Experience supporting device integration in an ambulatory or hospital setting
  • Epic certification related but not limited to the following:  EpicCare Ambulatory, EpicCare Inpatient, Optime, Anesthesia
  • Experience collaborating with technical and non-technical staff on system implementation projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with basic project management
  • Proven ability to write application test scripts
  • Experience working with HL7 interfaces
     

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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