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Software Analyst

Recruitment #131120-UNCB-221


 A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency providing services to other Oklahoma government agencies. We work toward the goals of capitalizing on available resources, continuing to seek cost saving opportunities and elevating our level of service. Our mission is to be a “FAST” agency: Flatter, Agile, Streamlined, and Technology-enabled.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) Information Services Division (ISD) is seeking a full-time Software Analyst providing IT services to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  This is an unclassified position within Oklahoma State government.  Click here to view our comprehensive Benefits Packet

Position Purpose:

The role of the Software Analyst is to plan, execute, test and finalize projects primarily related to OSDH activities involving Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive programs for meaningful use.  This will include activities such as business/system requirements, application testing, stakeholder coordination and related project tasks.

Principal Activities:  The principal activities include the following, but are not limited to:

•This position assesses and interprets business requirements and user needs and translates specific portions of business requirements into system requirements, revising existing system logic as necessary.
•Position assists with the testing of HL7 and CDA messages extracted from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to ensure adherence to national and program standards.
•Position documents the business impact of system issues.
•Assists in formulating and defining requirements, design, testing, implementation, training, and support through research and fact-finding.
•Position acts as liaison between vendors, clinical and business management, and internal department stakeholders.
•Manages tasks to meet organizational goals as they relate to Meaningful Use and HL7 messaging.
•Provides on-going support, including resolution of application system incidents, root cause analysis, impact analysis, planning of proposed system upgrades and patches, and analysis and development of enhancements to meet changing customer business requirements.
•Serves as a resource to others in meeting business objectives and goals.
•Facilitation of project tasks through meeting management, conflict resolution, and effective communication.

Minimum Qualifications:
•BA/BS Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration or Healthcare related area and one year of IT experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERENCE may be given to applicants who possess the following:

•One (1) year Healthcare experience.
•Experience in application interface development.
•Working Knowledge of Meaningful Use, HL7 and CDA.
•Familiarity with Center for Disease Control, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and Electronic Health Records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Competency- Strong understanding of current technologies and the ability to learn technologies quickly.
•Analytical thinker.
•Problem solving skills: Adapts and responds to new information, shifting priorities, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
•Strong communication and integration skills: Ability to train and effectively communicate with customers, including listening, asking relevant questions, and giving appropriate guidance and feedback.
•Knowledge of IT applications and operations, experience with web applications structures, theories, principles, and practices.
•Knowledge of Healthcare-related software applications. HL7 knowledge and interface experience.
•Background in technical writing and documentation, systems analysis, system design, and Healthcare workflow.
•Understands and employs fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures relating to systems analysis and design.
•Understanding of process redesign, including documentation of current state IT and business processes.
•Ability to facilitate workshops/webinars with end users.
•Knowledge of business operations and in-house business systems required.
•Ability to understand IT projects and concepts, as they relate to high-level business objectives, and ability to present those concepts to both IT and non-IT audiences in a concise and easily understandable manner.
•Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to manage tasks across multiple customer and management tiers.
•Clear communication skills (written and verbal) for information gathering and the ability to interact with various client groups.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, schedule and meet deadlines.
•Ability to create, manage and enhance customer and vendor relationships.
•Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
•Ability to work in a team-oriented collaborative environment. Skills in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio. 

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request


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