IT Support Consultant - Perioperative

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 24001609

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking an IT Support Consultant to plan, coordinate and support the UI Health Care’s Perioperative IT environments. Work is performed in, but not limited to, anesthesia, surgical, procedure and recovery environments. Performs configuration and installation of IT hardware, software and connected peripheral equipment. Collaborates closely with IT leadership, Perioperative leadership, and peer teams to promote collaboration and consistent service delivery. Embraces the adoption of best practices, centralized IT management, standardization, documentation, customer service excellence and the continual improvement approach to IT. Exercises all workflows while maintaining state and institutional policies and alignment with organizational objectives. Manages projects through analysis, integration, installation, and troubleshooting of wired and wireless computing devices.

Work will include request and incident processing, innovation, future planning, preventative maintenance, and asset life cycle management of technologies in applicable areas. This position will report to work in a support office directly adjacent to our perioperative environment and will be required to wear scrubs and other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The primary shift for this position is intended to be 9-hours including a 1-hour lunch break, Monday through Friday, beginning no later than 9:00am. It is expected that this position maintains work schedule flexibility as needed, to promote consistent and effective critical care environment IT support.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes IT system needs in clinical, critical care, research and departmental spaces and determines appropriate solution to satisfy needs.
  • Plans, installs, and documents complex IT system configurations.
  • Develops the understanding of institutional knowledge to reflect customer needs within solution planning and implementation.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains hardware and software solutions to continually improve operational performance.
  • Performs advanced analysis and problem resolution with a wide range of hardware and software, including connectivity, security and policy compliance affecting customers across multiple geographical locations.
  • Defines, documents, shares, and continually improves solutions and workflows, including but not limited to after-hours support escalation processes.
  • Evaluates new desktop hardware and software for possible inclusion in set of supported products.
  • Communicates the value of adhering to standards for hardware, software, and other IT services to customers and peers.
  • Participates in opportunities to improve workflows, processes, and standards, to promote greater value for our customers.
  • Provides both verbal and documented training to customers and peer technicians.\
  • Creates and continually improves implementation and operational support documentation for provided services, used to train customers and peer technicians.
  • Define, document, and implement procedures for complex software/hardware installation and configuration processes.
  • Maintain accurate inventory management records.
  • Accurately document all performed work within service management tracking system.
  • Develop customer self-help guides for commonly encountered service interruptions.
  • Configure, deploy, and troubleshoot wired and wireless computing devices.
  • May manage small portions of a larger project.
  • Participates with management regarding the support of current and future state operations, which may include interviewing and evaluating candidates when vacancies in unit staff occur as required.
  • Leads small projects and/or one or more phases of larger projects, as required.
  • Travel to customer sites as needed to configure, install, and support client hardware, software, and peripheral equipment.

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.

Pay Grade:

Salary: $48,500 to commensurate – 4A

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: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Experience Requirements

  • Experience, typically 1-3 years, supporting workstations running Windows 10/11 and MS Office 365
  • Professional experience working with desktop hardware and software in a centrally managed workstation environment.
  • Experience utilizing remote IT support tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with a diverse population of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Ability to move and install IT equipment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment that requires excellent time management skills and flexibility to balance workload.
  • Experience with technical process documentation intended for both IT professionals and non-technical customers.
  • Support experience with wired and wireless networking and security concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to disarm escalated situations and/or difficult customers.
  • Experience with IT Service Management Change Management, Continuous Improvement Initiatives, ITIL, LEAN and/or Project Coordination.
  • Experience supporting wide array of connected peripheral equipment.
  • Experience working in a Health Care IT environment.


This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

For additional questions contact Kyle Vanderploeg

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Application Instructions:

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 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 required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

Job ID: 94158

Posted 23 days ago

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