Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • 28-Oct-2016 to 01-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Full Time

Senior Associate, Interoperability Systems Analyst
Reports To: Director, Information Technology

Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value of healthcare in the state.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities, who otherwise meet the qualifications, to perform the essential functions of the position.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the support, maintenance, and development updates of CurrentCare's applications and supporting reporting infrastructure. The Senior Associate plays a key role in researching, planning, and prioritizing integration enhancements for the CurrentCare platform to meet RIQI user community demands as well as support other RIQI development efforts that rely on system interoperability. The incumbent will work with Program and Product Managers, outsourced partners, and developers in implementation of HL7, CDA, and IHE integration programs.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulate and execute project plans in partnership with Program Management.
  • Utilize InterSystems Cach, Ensemble, and HealthShare technologies in support of Application development and refactoring, report development, and support of third party managed services.
  • Work in partnership with Program Management, IT Director, and Business System Analysts in establishing implementation timelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as RIQI's software developer for application level support of CurrentCare.
  • Collaborates with IT Business Systems Analysts on enhancements and design of key features.
  • Collaborates with RIQI Program/Product Management on the RIQI Product Road Map.
  • Communicates status of projects to Director and team members.
  • Supports the RIQI Implementation teams by developing applications in Cach and Cach Objects.
  • Documents requirements and designs in a format appropriate for use as end user reference material.
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and special projects.

General Requirements:

  • Performs quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Supports and adheres to RIQI's core values and corporate culture.
  • Represents RIQI in a positive manner to all stakeholders.
  • Performs as a team player.
  • Self-starter; energetic; "can-do" attitude.
  • "Metrics" mindset.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare IT, preferably in a BSA analyst roll with experience with EMR, EHR, and HIE interface experience.
  • Working knowledge with the HL7 2.x file format (ADT and clinical messages) and a thorough understanding of how interface development projects work.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of managing technical and operations-based projects to completion.
  • Strong organizational skills such as time, project, and resource management: breaks tasks into manageable steps, notifies team of upcoming deadlines, anticipates potential delays effectively, and assures team players are notified to assure targets are met.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Strong conflict management and critical thinking skills.
  • Some web development experience (PHP, ASP, JSP, CSP, Zen, etc.) a plus.

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Experience with CCD and C-CDA documents strongly desired.
  • Working understanding in object-oriented programming concepts desirable.
  • Experience with file parsing (XML, XSLT, etc.) desirable.
  • Experience with Ensemble and Cach Object Script.
  • Familiarity with RESTful and SOAP web services.
  • Experience building and consuming web services a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Work Environment:
This position will work in normal business office conditions.

Physical Demands:
The tasks of this position are typical for working in an office environment. An associate is regularly required to perform tasks while sitting at a desk, using normal hand dexterity. Mobility is required, including standing, moving about, and sitting. Occasional travel out of the office for meetings, etc. may be required. Must be able to maintain a good attendance record. 

The statements contained herein reflect information necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.

Rhode Island Quality Institute is an EEO/AA Employer.

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