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Associate Developer - New Grad( Job Number: 160860)
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Kaiser Permanente | Lake Oswego, OR
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Job Description

We’re looking for big ideas—6.9 petabytes is a good start. That’s how much data we manage and store in Information Technology at Kaiser Permanente—more than the Library of Congress can claim. We’re home to some other big ideas, like creating KP HealthConnect®, the nation’s largest electronic medical record system. Using social media and text messaging to help members engage in their own care. And developing predictive modeling tools that anticipate health issues before they’re an issue. It’s the kind of thinking that’s shaping the future of technology, health care, and the lives of all 8.6 million of our members. If you’re ready to contribute your own big ideas, join us.  

Are you ready for a challenge? Does the thought of contributing to the betterment of U.S. health care excite you? Are you looking for a great workplace to apply your IT skills?
Kaiser Permanente is heavily investing in new capabilities to support Health Plan (HP) claims processing.  These capabilities are supported by large, complex multi-year IT projects.
The Kaiser Permanente Information Technology (KP-IT) HP Claims Sub-Portfolio seeks an Associate Applications Developer to help ensure the successful delivery of these IT solutions.  You will be joining a high performing, motivated team of business and IT professionals eager to deliver outstanding solutions against aggressive timetables.
You will have shared responsibility for ensuring the successful development, installation and implementation of a highly integrated claims solution (ClaimsConnect) that supports all insurance products in the following geographic areas:  Northern CA, Southern CA, CO, HI, OR, WA, OH and Mid-Atlantic States.  This solution will receive and adjudicate all referrals, authorizations, hospital and professional claims, as well as all internal encounters. The technological suite must remain in full compliance with all regulations, accreditation and SOX standards related to claims management.
Essential Functions:
·         Develop and maintain software for the ClaimsConnect solution.
·         Analyze and review business, functional and high-level technical requirements.
·         Support detailed project estimates and project work plans.
·         Develop code jointly and independently for intermediate to complex modules, following Kaiser Permanente development standards.
·         Plan and participate in code reviews for changes and enhancements that ensure standards compliance and systems interoperability.
·         Create test plans for module-level integration and tracking/resolving defects.
·         Identify code support issues, action resolutions, and provide technical assistance for moderately complex problems.
·         Prepare and package production-ready code modules for staging.
·         Effectively communicate with other Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Quality Control, and across other technology team boundaries
·         Follow Kaiser's documentation and development standards.
·         Follow Kaiser's defined processes, methodologies and procedures
·         Assume additional responsibilities as assigned
Join the number one health care company on Computerworld's 2011 List of Best Places to Work in IT.  Click or copy and paste this link on your browser to watch the video clip: http://youtu.be/H2leHEsGxHI


Basic Qualifications:
·         A Bachelor's degree in any field or 4 years of work-related experience.
·         Graduated with a GPA of 3.3 or above
·         0-2 years experience in design, analysis, development, testing, and implementation of an organization's applications.
·         Completed classes and/or school projects involving hands-on application of basic information technology and programming principles, theories and concepts.
·         Good written and verbal communication skills, team player, ability to work under changing requirements. 
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Knowledge or experience in waterfall, Agile / SCRUM, Extreme Programming development methodologies.
·         Experience in Java, Oracle, C#, ASP.NET, and Windows based development environments is desirable.
·         Related work within the Health Care industry is a plus.
If you want to make a difference, please visit jobs.kp.org for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 160860. EEO/AA Employer.

If you would like to hear the Kaiser Permanente story as told by our employees, watch the videos at kp.org/jobs/video. Follow us on twitter.com/KPCareers or visit the KP Careers tab on facebook.com/KPThrive.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.



About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.


As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.

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