Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group
Location: Renton, Washington
Internal Number: SENIO002480
Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.
Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Full Time 1.0 FTE Senior Epic Programmer Analyst to join our WPMG HQ team in Renton, Washington.
As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.
We're looking for smart, passionate IT professionals who want to be part of a new team, working to improve the IT tools and analytics we use to care for our patients, focusing on the area of risk-adjustment. The Epic Programmer Analyst is an individual contributor primarily responsible for translating business requirements and functional specifications into solutions within Epic or other related applications. The position is also responsible for providing project support from design to implementation and proactively identifying and recommending solutions to business problems.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
Provides insight into recommendations for technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.
Translates business requirements and functional specifications into technical solutions within Epic or other systems.
Assists in identification of specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions, as required, to support technical solutions.
Supports functional and user-acceptance testing of technical solutions; completes documentation and change control requirements for project/deliverable implementations.
Reviews and validates technical specifications and documentation.
Collaborates with team members and subject matter experts to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs.
Provides implementation and post-implementation triage and support.
Reviews and makes changes to technical specifications and documentation.
Develops and executes unit testing to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications.
Writes technical specifications and documentation.
Ensures new and existing software solutions are developed with insight into industry best practices, strategies, and architectures.
Builds partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure solutions adhere architectural standards, design patterns, and best practices.
Demonstrates very strong customer-service and communications skills.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated competency and experience in analysis and project management, attention to detail critical.
Expert analytical skills: understands and can interpret data to make decisions
Expert knowledge of Epic's registry data structure and rule engine.
Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and design new large-scale IT systems and modifications to existing systems that support major agency mission objectives Strong interpersonal, communication (verbal, non-verbal, and listening) skills.
Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation skillset. Commitment to achieve identified outcomes.
Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects, flexibility and meet deadlines.
Ability to recognize and solve problems and overcome obstacles.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with physician leaders, project managers, other clinical staff, and IT teams within WPMG and KPWA.
Ability to build trust and respect with colleagues and work with diverse teams.
Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and technical)--the ability to take complex problems, assess and describe them and communicate to a variety of audiences.
Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics.
Must possess CARE competencies that include excellent customer service skills and expertise in job functions, accountability for work, and creation of productive working relationships
Understands and responds promptly and courteously to customer needs and expectations.
Follows through to see if customer needs were met and keeps them informed of status.
Timely when responding to voicemail, e-mail and interoffice communications.
Expresses ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.
Encourages, respectfully listens to and acknowledges diverse points of view.
Treats all customers with courtesy and respect.
We are professionals serving professionals
Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.