Interface Engineer (closed)
REPORTS TO: APPLICATIONS MANAGER
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
Performs the essential duties and responsibilities and the primary functions of the Interface Engineer. Responsible for the coordination of all activities and projects falling within the essential duties of the Interface Engineer to assure high quality uninterrupted functioning of applications interfaces. Responsible for promoting team work with co-workers, subordinates and personnel of other departments. Responsible for solving non-routine problems, dealing with a variety of non-routine issues and interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form. Demonstrate knowledge and judgment necessary for performing all the duties of Interface Engineer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage Mirth Interface Engine, including but not limited to:
- · Interface definition, design, programming, implementation and maintenance
- · Mirth software upgrades
- · Operating system upgrades
- · Manage all non Mirth interfaces, including but not limited to:
- · Medical Records/3M Coding
- · Batch charge interfaces from Radiology, Materials Management and other auxiliary systems
- · HIS/External Billing Companies
- · HIS/External Bad Debt Agencies
- · Other interfaces as required
- Provides education and training to hospital employees as needed for any systems integration or interface issues.
- Performs evaluation, design analysis and implementation of systems integration requirements for new systems.
- Manages the systems integration component for upgrades of production systems.
- Provides daily management and support for all system interfaces relating to the computer systems managed by the HIS department.
- Reviews and critiques all contracts relating to system interface software or supporting hardware platforms.
- Makes recommendations for new system interfaces or major enhancements to existing interfaces.
- Thoroughly documents all task assignments.
- Thoroughly documents all system interfaces.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (Optional)
- The employee will be familiar with the hospital-wide safety manual.
- The employee will always be alert to, and notify the appropriate parties concerning any potential safety hazards.
- The employee will constantly strive to make the Hospital Information Systems department the safest working environment possible.
- Works with vendors to obtain best available prices for purchase of new interfaces and support fees for interface software.
- Reviews invoices for accuracy prior to being submitted for approval and payment.
- Helps maintain departmental operating expenses and capital expenditures within the budgeted guidelines for the department.
- The employee will deal courteously with all employees which he/she does business.
- The employee will answer phones promptly and properly, identifying the department and himself or herself.
- The employee will refrain from participating in or originating gossip (founded or unfounded) about other employees or patients.
- Coordinates with third party vendors in all matters relating to interfaces and systems integration issues.
- Coordinates with the Operations function of the Hospital Information Systems department and recommends to department management suggestions for improvements in daily department operations.
- Participates in third party user's groups where appropriate as liaison for the Hospital.
- No supervision of others is required.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential job duties.
- Must pass the employee drug screen with a negative test result.
- Requires the ability to read and analyze information.
- Requires the ability to effectively communicate information and respond in English to questions from all Hospital’s publics.
- A mental development equivalent to completion of a 4 year college degree and includes an ability to apply principles of logic and scientific thought to a wide range of intellectual problems.
Minimum of two years experience with installation, support and configuration of hospital system interfaces.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.
- Vision abilities are required to read information on correspondence, promotional material, advertising proofs, and proposals.
- While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach and lift (maximum 25 lbs.). The individual is regularly required to talk and hear while performing job duties.
PERSONAL CONTACTS/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS/GUEST RELATIONS
Contacts with employees in other departments, and/or the patients within the hospital and concerning matters of a general nature. Contacts with persons outside the hospital, but where the primary responsibility rests with supervision outside of stated job guidelines.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/JOB CONDITIONS
Required tasks involve no greater exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues than would be encountered by a visitor. The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues and the worker can decline to perform tasks that involve perceived risk without retribution.
This job description is based on an evaluation of the position at the time this description was written. This job description will change from time to time as tasks, organization and technology change. Accordingly, the employer reserves the unlimited right to revise all or any part of this job description and the essential functions of the job and to add or eliminate essential functions of any position. Designation of any job duty as an “essential function” is not intended as an assurance or guarantee that an employee has any right to perform the particular job duty, except as required by the employer.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any duties required by his or her supervisor.