Senior Application Developer - University of Iowa Community Connect Quality Reporting

University of Iowa Health Care

Coralville, IA Technology $65,000 yearly
Classification Title: Senior Application Developer – University of Iowa Community Connect Quality Reporting
Department: Health Care Information systems
Pay Grade:
Salary: $65,000 to commensurate
Percent of Time: 100%
Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA 52241
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular

This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as a Senior Application Developer (PIA3) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To express interest for consideration, please apply the position. Position is not eligible for H-1b visa sponsorship.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

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

UI Health Care Information Systems is seeking an experienced Senior Application Developer to work in partnership with the Community Connect program and Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) to design and/or modify components of complex clinical application systems. Specific responsibilities of this person include.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with application owners and stakeholders to gather and complete required build based on quality measure requirements. Follow the standard HCIS change management     protocols when moving changes into Epic production environment.
  • Review measures yearly for updates to the requirements and validate that the current workflows and report build match the new specifications.
  • Build relationships and work closely with Community Connect key stakeholders as well as UIHC Compliance, UIHC Reporting to ensure legal and compliant submission of measures.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of internal and external workflows and how they impact users and the reporting measures.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert during system upgrades, partner with development team on new functionality and validate quality workflows on behalf of the customers.
  • Participate in the UIHC/Community Connect user group, leadership meetings, and lead quality core team meetings. 
  • Triage support calls and emails from UI Community Connect users 8 to 5 Monday – Friday. Wear a pager and provide some 24x7 on-call support.
  • Travel to customer sites for periods of time to support application implementation, upgrade, and or optimization. 
  • This position will have a direct reporting relationship with the Clinical Applications division and a working partnership and collaboration with the Foundations division to best align the knowledge and oversight of the responsibilities utilizing the internal Regulatory Reporting Guidelines.

Please attach a cover letter 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. For questions or additional information, please contact Julie Janecek (

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

Position Qualifications:

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

Experience Requirements
  • Experience in the development and/or support of applications used by non-technical customers to support and enhance healthcare processes, typically 5-7 years for Senior Developer in leadership roles, lead programmer or technical expert in a complex computing environment.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to interpret and evaluate client needs and determine appropriate alternative solutions.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working with application owners and/or vendors to define system requirements, integration requirements and understand business needs.
  • Basic knowledge of MACRA, MIPS, APMs or other quality incentive programs.
  • Demonstrated ability communicating technical information effectively to technical and non-technical staff at the verbal, written and presentation levels.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated job-related experience and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience supporting an EHR in a rural ambulatory or hospital setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with any of the following workflows: ambulatory or inpatient nursing, emergency department, physician documentation, utilization management.
  • Epic certifications(s) related but not limited to the following: Clarity Data Model, Radar, Cogito Fundamentals, Cogito Tools Administration, EpicCare Ambulatory, EpicCare Inpatient, EpicCare Procedure Orders.
  • Experience working with technical and non-technical staff to gather reporting requirements, author reporting queries, utilize Excel as needed to process data and produce reports, and validate data pulls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with basic project management.

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Job ID: 69055

Posted 6 days ago

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