Interoperability Data Engineer, Team Lead

Health Catalyst

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 04/02/2021
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  • Company Address: 3165 East Millrock Drive Suite 400, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121

About Health Catalyst

Comprehensive performance management and predictive analytics platform for health systems

Job Description

Our mission is to be the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement through:

Data: integrate data in a flexible, open & scalable platform to power healthcare’s digital transformation​
Analytics: deliver analytic applications & services that generate insight on how to measurably improve​
Expertise: provide clinical, financial & operational experts who enable & accelerate improvement​
Engagement: attract, develop and retain world-class team members by being a best place to work​

Role: Interoperability Data Engineer, Team Lead

Team: DOS Services

Location: Salt Lake City, UT or Remote

Travel: Up to 10%, US

Close Date: TBD

Job Summary

The Interoperability Data Engineer Team Lead brings new source systems into the Interoperability Nexus and CHR applications.  They focus on acquiring data from various sources that are found in a Health System’s ecosystem.  They become accustomed to both the technical and business details of the source systems and engage with multiple technologies to acquire, transform, deploy, and validate new sources of data.  They assist clients in understanding pre-requisites, troubleshooting issues, and sharing knowledge.

As a team lead, they will help keep the big picture in mind while executing in the moment.  They must be willing to speak up to challenge assumptions and tradition. They can delegate and will help follow-up on delegated tasks.  They should be eager to continue developing and using their technical skills.  They must be willing to study and become familiar with our products and industry best practices.  They should be someone that can encounter an unfamiliar task, research, experiment, perform the task, and then document lessons learned that will benefit the team.  They should feel comfortable committing our team to a deadline.

Duties & Responsibilities

Perform preliminary assessment of new data sources.  Assist clients with estimating our level of effort and refining the project scope to identify requirements and tasks.
Work with customers and internal resources to design, develop, and implement HL7 interfaces.
Train and mentor others, both inside and outside the company.
Interface with or present to a variety of client and Health Catalyst (HC) roles (such as senior directors, product line managers, clinical staff, etc.) on an as-needed basis.
Perform analysis and testing to ensure quality across the lifecycle of an Interoperability project. Participate in configuration reviews inside the team. Create or amend checklists for testing. Create, amend, or extend test scripts to aid in testing.
Configure the system to accept new data sources, or to change system features or settings.
Create detailed documentation for projects, to allow for a clean hand-off to our support teams.
The ability to articulate issues in both technical and layman terms to both internal and external audiences.  This includes tracking and communicating resolution of issues related to projects or support tickets.
Negotiate solutions that may involve two or more parties and may include trade-offs on competing priorities.
Balance tasks and priorities between multiple client projects and internal initiatives; ensure one’s own tasks are executed efficiently and according to project requirements and timelines.
Perform research and write documentation for internal and external audiences.
As needed and scheduled, participate in on-call events or after-hour deployments.
As needed, train client resources that participate in meeting our data ingest requirements.
Demonstrate an ownership mentality, be detail-oriented, and practice continuous learning.  Lead a balanced life that enables you to sustain your pace.
All other duties, as assigned.

Recommended Skills

Advanced level in Structured Query Language (SQL).
Intermediate level in PowerShell.
Experience working with HL7 2.x and C-CDA.
Experience working with EMR/EHR systems and an understanding of the healthcare clinical domain (especially HIS/LIS/RIS workflows and MPI).
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills with attention to detail.
Ability to take pride in the quality, details, efficiency, and consistency of the components you will be helping design, build, deploy, test, and maintain at scale.
Self-motivated; comfortable working under minimal direction.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio, and other Office products.
Ability to coordinate and communicate clearly, timely, and effectively with other team members and with clients.

Effective written and verbal communication.  Ability to navigate difficult client conversations with a professional demeanor.

Strong sense of customer service to address client needs consistently and effectively.

Desired Skills

Exposure to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) concepts and processes.
Ability to read specifications for industry standards like FHIR (r4), HL7 2.x, C-CDA, IHE ITI TF-2, and EDI X12 (Claims).
Ability to understand logic when reading in various coding languages (C# recommended).
Quality improvement certification or equivalent experience - Lean, 6 Sigma, etc.
Project management experience or equivalent certification (ex. CAPM)
Power BI experience a plus (or Excel Power Query)

Education & Relevant Experience

Bachelor’s degree in technology, business, or healthcare related degree; or equivalent experience.
5+ years’ experience in healthcare technology-related field, highly preferred.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by Health Catalyst.

At Health Catalyst, we appreciate the opportunity to benefit from the diverse backgrounds and experiences of others. Because of our deep commitment to respect every individual, Health Catalyst is an equal opportunity employer.

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