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Kaiser Permanente | Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Job Description

Consulting w/Business Partners to define requirements & develop solution alternatives & estimates (Business Engagement Consultants) & translating client's business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for large complex IT solutions & integrating architecture (Solution Consultants) & assuring the integration of corporate business application architectures.
 
Essential Functions:
Integrated Planning & Evaluation: Provides complex integrated systems planning & recommends alternative technologies that will enhance current or anticipated info systems that support overall corporate & business goals.
Ensures the review & design concepts for new systems & develops & Docs the technical design for the integration & implementation of the software.
Oversees the development of plans for integration of new systems architecture into current infrastructure.
Provides complex logical/physical input to Operations areas to enable integration of new systems into current infrastructure.
Provides technical direction & support for complex, cross-functional configuration projects.
Supply & Demand Mgmt: Coordinates & influences supply & demand activities. May make or suggest staff assignments based on supply & demand info.
Business Cases: Directs the development of comprehensive & strategic business cases w/cost/benefit dimensions of proposed projects & programs that are used at Mgmt & executive levels for funding & scope decisions.
Business Process Analysis: Ensures the appropriate business process assessment & analysis is completed to identify business process gaps & impacts as they pertain directly to projects & programs.
Business Requirements: Responsible & accountable for all SD&C CDP deliverables w/in the CDP Concept & Definition phases. Accountable for the content, quality, timeless, & correctness of the work products.
Highly experienced at negotiating & collaborating w/key project leaders to identify subject matter experts & resources necessary to complete the process of info discovery & understanding of the business needs.
Strongly influence the business by demonstrating a clear understanding of the business needs & the technologies that can be used to appropriately accommodate their requirements.
Brings structure to the process of requirements gathering.
Uses standard techniques & tools to gather business & technical requirements in an organized & repeatable process.
Functional&App Release Requirements: Provides direction & guidance to those assigned to defining functional requirements. Responsible for the content & quality of the functional requirements.
Ensures traceability is maintained to the higher level requirement for each functional requirement.
Orchestrates the activities necessary to drive the process deep enough to uncover the appropriate set of functional requirements.
Directs & ensures planning & coordination of app release requirements.
Development of Solution Recommendations/Alternatives: Consults & directs identification of alternative uses of technologies that will enhance current or anticipated info systems & that support overall corporate & business goals that are appropriately aligned w/the enterprise architecture.
Consults & directs Identification of necessary changes to current business process.
Keeps abreast of leading & emerging software products & technologies as well as industry standards to could support KP/healthcare business.
Leverages existing skills & knowledge to research new technologies & methodologies.
This job description is not all encompassing.
Consulting w/Business Partners to define requirements & develop solution alternatives & estimates (Business Engagement Consultants) & translating client's business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for large complex IT solutions & integrating architecture (Solution Consultants) & assuring the integration of corporate business application architectures.
 
Essential Functions:
Integrated Planning & Evaluation: Provides complex integrated systems planning & recommends alternative technologies that will enhance current or anticipated info systems that support overall corporate & business goals.
Ensures the review & design concepts for new systems & develops & Docs the technical design for the integration & implementation of the software.
Oversees the development of plans for integration of new systems architecture into current infrastructure.
Provides complex logical/physical input to Operations areas to enable integration of new systems into current infrastructure.
Provides technical direction & support for complex, cross-functional configuration projects.
Supply & Demand Mgmt: Coordinates & influences supply & demand activities. May make or suggest staff assignments based on supply & demand info.
Business Cases: Directs the development of comprehensive & strategic business cases w/cost/benefit dimensions of proposed projects & programs that are used at Mgmt & executive levels for funding & scope decisions.
Business Process Analysis: Ensures the appropriate business process assessment & analysis is completed to identify business process gaps & impacts as they pertain directly to projects & programs.
Business Requirements: Responsible & accountable for all SD&C CDP deliverables w/in the CDP Concept & Definition phases. Accountable for the content, quality, timeless, & correctness of the work products.
Highly experienced at negotiating & collaborating w/key project leaders to identify subject matter experts & resources necessary to complete the process of info discovery & understanding of the business needs.
Strongly influence the business by demonstrating a clear understanding of the business needs & the technologies that can be used to appropriately accommodate their requirements.
Brings structure to the process of requirements gathering.
Uses standard techniques & tools to gather business & technical requirements in an organized & repeatable process.
Functional&App Release Requirements: Provides direction & guidance to those assigned to defining functional requirements. Responsible for the content & quality of the functional requirements.
Ensures traceability is maintained to the higher level requirement for each functional requirement.
Orchestrates the activities necessary to drive the process deep enough to uncover the appropriate set of functional requirements.
Directs & ensures planning & coordination of app release requirements.
Development of Solution Recommendations/Alternatives: Consults & directs identification of alternative uses of technologies that will enhance current or anticipated info systems & that support overall corporate & business goals that are appropriately aligned w/the enterprise architecture.
Consults & directs Identification of necessary changes to current business process.
Keeps abreast of leading & emerging software products & technologies as well as industry standards to could support KP/healthcare business.
Leverages existing skills & knowledge to research new technologies & methodologies.
This job description is not all encompassing.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum fifteen (15) years of related experience.
Education
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
N/A
 
Additional Requirements:
N/A
 

Preferred Qualifications:
N/A

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum fifteen (15) years of related experience.
Education
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
N/A
 
Additional Requirements:
N/A
 

Preferred Qualifications:
N/A

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.

Benefits

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.