Application Developer - HIM

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21003378

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking an Application Developer to design and/or modify components of complex clinical and administrative application systems. Primary duties include workflow analysis, optimization, application build, testing and implementation. Other responsibilities include monitoring production issues, testing special updates, and system documentation.

This position will support the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Community Connect program which extends our Epic applications to regional hospitals and clinics.

The ideal candidate will have experience acting as a contact for the support, configuration and development of at least one enterprise application; experience working with end-users to define system requirements and understand business needs; ability to write technical specifications for complex integrated systems; and basic project management skills. All positions require use of providing some 24 x 7 on-call support. Travel to customer sites for sustained periods of time to support application implementation, upgrade, and or optimization may be required.

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

Salary: $53,000 to commensurate – Paygrade 4B

University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at

Percent of Time: 100%

Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA 52241

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Education Required

  • Bachelor’s in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related application development/support experience

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in the development and/or support of applications used by non-technical customers to support and enhance healthcare workflows processes. Typically, 3-5 years of experience for an Application Developer role
  • Experience contributing to an integrated information system implementation cycle though areas such as design, workflow analysis, build, training, implementation, testing and support
  • Demonstrated experience working with end-users to define system requirements, understand business needs and convert business requirements into functional/technical specifications for complex integrated systems build
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with basic project management.
  • Experience 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
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety requirements

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting an EMR in an ambulatory or hospital setting
  • Experience with any of the following workflows: health information management (HIM), release of information (ROI), hospital coding and billing, deficiency tracking
  • Epic certification related but not limited to the following: Epic Health Information Management (HIM), Epic Release of Information (ROI), Epic Hospital Coding, Epic Deficiency Tracking, Epic Identity
  • Experience authoring training materials and conducting training sessions for groups of various sizes
  • Strong problem solving and process improvement skills for managing service delivery, including developing workflows and new business processes
  • Proven ability to write application test scripts


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.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

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.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. A cover letter is desired as part of the application process.

Job ID: 75843

Posted 12 days ago

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