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A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the
highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a
respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family,
student and colleague is valued and honored.
UW Medicine's IT Services department has an outstanding
opportunity for a Sr. Medical Device Integration Analyst!
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.
In collaboration with UW Medicine IT Services ('ITS') and under
the general guidance of the Data Integration Services Manager, the
primary focuses of the Sr. Medical Device Integration Analyst ('Sr.
Analyst) position are:
Performing complex programming in the development and
implementation of Medical Device Integrations with Capsule
SmartLinx and patient monitoring devices including Phillips,
Spacelabs, and OBIX.
Implementing and supporting medical device integrations,
ensuring integrity of data and minimizing disruption to
The Sr. Analyst is responsible for the development,
implementation, and subsequent support of Medical Device
Integrations (MDI) that transfer information between medical
devices, Capsule software, and Epic Bridges for UW Medicine.
Reporting to the Manager of Data Integration Services (DIS), this
position is an active member of the DIS team, which is responsible
for integration interfaces between UW Medicine systems and external
systems. Functions will be performed in partnership with ITS
customer groups and internal IT staff including other developers,
project managers, and operational staff. This position participates
in the overall development and management of complex, mission
critical, enterprise information systems, with an emphasis on
clinical and financial system interfaces across all of UW
Design, Development, and Support (50%)
Design, Development and Support (50%)
Resolves biomedical device integration issues for Capsule
systems, including Smartlinx and Neurons within the established
service level agreements
Supports the Epic Bridges interfaces which integrate Device data
into Epic, manages device error work queues, supports MDI
interfaces for the quarterly Epic releases and any other Epic-wide
Reviews, analyzes, develops and modifies system functionality
using logic and creativity with minimal direction to meet business
and system needs.
Monitors interfaces for optimal performance; analyzes issues and
take appropriate corrective action if performance issues are
Works with users to understand any reported issues or concerns
with existing production systems.
Works with other system programmers to minimize design and
application program risks associated with interface
Reviews enhancement specifications, develops test scripts and
performs integration tests on delivered enhancements.
Designs and implements appropriate fixes following established
design/build standards and operational processes and procedures for
the team. Solutions should be focused towards more standardized
solutions (where possible) to minimize complexity and ease
long-term support costs.
Performs thorough QA testing and defect remediation to ensure
all interfaces are of the highest reliability.
Deploys solutions upon successful completion of testing.
Implements Medical Device integrations in UW Medicines Capsule
Environment, ensuring integrity of data.
Creates and maintains documentation of assigned production
systems per established documentation standards.
Collaborates as member of a high performing member as described
Provides excellent customer service engaging in the use of
clear, comprehensive, and frequent communication with
Conducts initial investigation of UW Medicine IT Services
Project Intake requests related to Medical Device Integrations, and
provides feasibility and priority feedback.
For internal (team) projects, uses project management principles
to plan, design, and test, execute, and monitor efforts necessary
to enhance production systems.
Responsible for confidential information and the use of
confidential data and the need for discretion and caution in the
use and protection of such material, ensuring compliance with
accrediting agencies guidelines and laws such as those outlined by
JCAHO and HIPAA.
Project Work (30%)
Participates in the implementation of ITS organization level
projects including new Medical Device Integrations
Uses the skills defined above to successfully implement
interface projects in Bridges and Capsule in close collaboration
with the Project Manager and the Project Management Office
Proactively communicates with the Project Manager regarding the
status of work and to escalate obstacles to implementing the
Works with application teams to understand workflows and how
they impact the integration.
Develops, supports, and maintains all required system design and
Participates in and coordinates status meeting and conference
calls as needed for assigned projects.
Plans, conducts, and documents proceedings of meetings as
Completes specific team task activities as outlined in the
project work plan and other job-related duties as assigned.
Provides interface related information for the development to
test scripts and actively participate in testing with the project
Prepares interface documentation for in preparation for
transition to operational support.
Participates in project go lives, and post go live support
Collaborates with other team members to ensure broad knowledge
to drive the project work and proper preparation for operational
Creates or updates documentation associated with the project
Schedules and executes timely operational handoff at the close
of a project
Works directly with vendors as needed in all phases of project
Develops SLAs for projects related to Bridges and Capsule system
Team Process Improvements (15%)
ITS is committed to continuous improvement. Each team member is
responsible for contributing to the improvement of the team
processes by defining, documenting and adhering to team standards.
Team standards provide a framework for high performing teams and
improve the efficiency of the team. Some of the process improvement
initiatives team members will implement and support include:
Developing and supporting the change management process for the
Implementing SharePoint to consistently organize the team's
Defining coding standards for analysts.
Participation in other ITS teams process improvement
Personal Development Activities (5%)
Regularly participates in technology training in support of the
analysts work, with a focus towards new capabilities of existing
Participates in technical user groups and online forums to
maintain current knowledge of interface technologies and how they
may be effectively used to solve business problems.
Participates in team training activities, both as a presenter
and as a learner.
Continually works to develop and improve personal (soft) skills
aimed at improving communication and team cohesion.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Business Administration, or other field that emphasizes technical
and analytical skills or equivalent combination of
4+ years' experience must include the following:
3+ years' practical experience with implementing, supporting,
and troubleshooting Capsule System including Neurons and
3+ years experience integrating between an EHR and Medical
Devices including Philips, SpaceLabs, and OBIX.
Detailed knowledge of HL7 standard version 2.x, TCP/IP, and
3+ years experience with a major electronic health record system
with an understanding of hospital/clinic work flows such as
scheduling/Reg/ADT, orders of ancillary systems, patient care.
3+ years of successful systems analysis and/or programming on
mission-critical, clinical information systems.
Experience with formal project management methods in conjunction
with the management of clinical information system projects.
Knowledge of database structures and administration, programming
languages, networked environment (prefer NT/UNIX), TCP/IP network
protocol, Windows NT work stations and servers, Microsoft Office,
and the internet.
Ability to translate business needs into technology
Ability to conduct research into software solutions and products
Previous experience in and knowledge of academic healthcare
systems and/or operational environments.
Advanced degree (e.g., Master's, PhD, etc.)
Epic Bridges Certification strongly preferred.
Experience with other Epic suite applications.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is an Information Technology deadline-driven work
The individual in this position is expected to work normal
daytime hours. The work may be performed in either an office
environment or by telecommuting with manager approval; 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.
Will be required to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation.
Must have the ability to meet in person as directed by
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
Must work within the constraints of multiple technical
ITS provides services to all UW Medicine organizations - HMC,
UWMC-Montlake, UWMC-NW, VMC, UWNC, UWP, SOM, and ALNW. The
individual in this position must learn many organizational
structures and cultures and continually foster collaboration.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and
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disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law.
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