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4/22/2015
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Solution Consulting Cnslt/Spec
Kaiser Permanente | Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Job Description

Consulting with Business Partners to define requirements and develop solution alternatives and estimates (Business Engagement Consultants) and translating client's business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for large complex IT solutions and integrating architecture (Solution Consultants) and assuring the integration of corporate business application architectures.
 
Essential Functions:
Integrated Planning & Evaluation:
Provides integrated systems planning & recommends alternative technologies that will enhance current or anticipated information systems that support overall corporate & business goals.
Leads the review & design concepts for new systems & develops & documents the technical design for the integration & implementation of the software.
Ensures the development of plans for integration of new systems architecture into current infrastructure.
Provides logical/physical input to Operations areas to enable integration of new systems into current infrastructure.
Participates in post-live project activities; including evaluation of success criteria, identification of best practices, lessons learned, & strategies for future releases & deployments.
Provides technical direction & support for complex configuration projects.
Supply & Demand Management:
Reviews input on supply & demand management & feedback as needed.
Business Cases:
Directs the development of comprehensive & strategic business cases w/ cost/benefit dimensions of proposed projects that are used at management & executive levels for funding & scope decisions.
Business Process Analysis:
Directs/conducts the analysis of current business processes & functional requirements.
Prepares appropriate documentation to communicate & validate the information.
Consults on business process reengineering.
Business Requirements:
Directs the analysis of enterprise-wide or very complex client needs in project areas such as new business operating models, innovative approaches to IT solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality & operational readiness assessment.
Functional & Application Release Requirements:
Influences cross-functional &/or cross-divisional task forces to identify & document functional requirements, workflow, information sources & system specifications.
May establish cross-functional task forces.
Plans & coordinates application release requirements.
Development of Solution Recommendations/Alternatives:
Selects & customizes the methodology for the analysis & definition of efficient, cost effective solutions that support client business processes & functional requirements & resource costs.
Evaluates existing applications that could address client requirements & makes recommendations from complex projects.
Identifies alternative uses of technologies that will enhance current or anticipated information systems & that support overall corporate & business goals that are appropriately aligned w/ the enterprise architecture.
Identifies necessary changes to current business process.
Identifies opportunities for solution sharing & reuse.
Management of Client Expectations:
Assists in the development of Service Level Agreements. Provides on-going assessment of Service Level Agreements.
Advises clients on the consequences of actions. Communicates risks & ensures understanding of these risks. Jointly develops risk assessment of plan w/ client. Provides on-going communication.
Project Scope (defined relative to Consulting roles & duties above):
Large Complex projects or multiple projects of moderate complexity,
This job description is not all encompassing.
Consulting with Business Partners to define requirements and develop solution alternatives and estimates (Business Engagement Consultants) and translating client's business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for large complex IT solutions and integrating architecture (Solution Consultants) and assuring the integration of corporate business application architectures.
 
Essential Functions:
Integrated Planning & Evaluation:
Provides integrated systems planning & recommends alternative technologies that will enhance current or anticipated information systems that support overall corporate & business goals.
Leads the review & design concepts for new systems & develops & documents the technical design for the integration & implementation of the software.
Ensures the development of plans for integration of new systems architecture into current infrastructure.
Provides logical/physical input to Operations areas to enable integration of new systems into current infrastructure.
Participates in post-live project activities; including evaluation of success criteria, identification of best practices, lessons learned, & strategies for future releases & deployments.
Provides technical direction & support for complex configuration projects.
Supply & Demand Management:
Reviews input on supply & demand management & feedback as needed.
Business Cases:
Directs the development of comprehensive & strategic business cases w/ cost/benefit dimensions of proposed projects that are used at management & executive levels for funding & scope decisions.
Business Process Analysis:
Directs/conducts the analysis of current business processes & functional requirements.
Prepares appropriate documentation to communicate & validate the information.
Consults on business process reengineering.
Business Requirements:
Directs the analysis of enterprise-wide or very complex client needs in project areas such as new business operating models, innovative approaches to IT solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality & operational readiness assessment.
Functional & Application Release Requirements:
Influences cross-functional &/or cross-divisional task forces to identify & document functional requirements, workflow, information sources & system specifications.
May establish cross-functional task forces.
Plans & coordinates application release requirements.
Development of Solution Recommendations/Alternatives:
Selects & customizes the methodology for the analysis & definition of efficient, cost effective solutions that support client business processes & functional requirements & resource costs.
Evaluates existing applications that could address client requirements & makes recommendations from complex projects.
Identifies alternative uses of technologies that will enhance current or anticipated information systems & that support overall corporate & business goals that are appropriately aligned w/ the enterprise architecture.
Identifies necessary changes to current business process.
Identifies opportunities for solution sharing & reuse.
Management of Client Expectations:
Assists in the development of Service Level Agreements. Provides on-going assessment of Service Level Agreements.
Advises clients on the consequences of actions. Communicates risks & ensures understanding of these risks. Jointly develops risk assessment of plan w/ client. Provides on-going communication.
Project Scope (defined relative to Consulting roles & duties above):
Large Complex projects or multiple projects of moderate complexity,
This job description is not all encompassing.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum ten (10) 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 ten (10) 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.