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7530BR
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Health Services
SENIOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST (EHR)
Electronic Health Records
Y2593Q
Open Continuous
10/24/2012
5:00 pm PST
Monthly
6321.74
8290.64
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The County of Los Angeles provides an excellent package that allows employees to choose benefits that meet their specific needs. The package includes:

Retirement Plan - The successful candidate may choose either a contributory or non-contributory defined benefit plan. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medicare Hospital Insurance Tax (HIT) portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.

Cafeteria Benefit Plan - Benefits may be purchased from the MegaFlex Cafeteria Benefit Plan using a tax-free County contribution of an additional 14.5% or 17% of the employee's monthly salary. Any portion of the County contribution not used to purchase benefits is given to the employee as a taxable income. Benefits available within the MegaFlex Benefit Plan include medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurances. (Not applicable to County employees who are currently in the Flex Plan.)

Non-Elective Days - Earn up to 10 non-elective days based on how long you worked the year before. You may also buy from 1 to 20 elective annual leave days each plan year. Annual leave days can be used for vacation, sick, or personal leave.

Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may contribute up to $400 per month tax free, to Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts. The County contributes $75 per month to the Dependent Care Spending Account.

Savings Plan (401k) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution up to 4% of employee's salary.

Deferred Compensation Plan (457) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution up to 4% of employee's salary.

Holidays - 11 paid days per year.
Under direction performs specialized healthcare information systems analysis and provides expertise in one or more areas of systems analysis for a health care cluster. Acts as a team leader or coordinator when needed. Incumbents in this senior-level class generally report to an information technology supervisor or manager and are distinguished from the Information Systems Analyst II by the complex nature of assignments and lead/coordinator roles assigned, which include coordinating the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex health related systems. Incumbents may lead a project team or provide expertise in healthcare information systems analysis, including definition of user requirements, feasibility studies, design, program specifications, testing, and implementation of clinical/financial applications or infrastructure; ensures functional and technical requirements are fully documented. Serves as project leader in the development of project plans, budget, and system integration test plans for new systems or complex enhancements to existing systems; develops and reviews the Statement of Work on hospital/clinical/financial infrastructural applications and technical enhancements, including tasks, deliverables, and pricing; coordinates change management documentation and ensures that approvals are managed according to departmental procedures.  Evaluates impact, performs cost/benefit analysis, analyzes constraints, and assesses risk to support go/no go and build/buy decision-making for complex systems; coordinates preparation of detailed specifications, addressing scope and boundaries of the system, data requirements, algorithms, user functions, forms and reports, clinical/financial/ patient access workflows, interfaces, security, audit trails, and business continuity requirements, as well as contributing to the development and management of multi-year budget(s) including the Business Automation Process. Incumbents monitor healthcare application systems functionality and participate in development of management procedures to ensure quality standards. Incumbents have the ability to lead a team, monitor schedules, and coordinate all system development life cycle activities. Participates in audits from local, state and federal agencies including the County of Los Angeles, State of California, the FDA, GASB51, The Joint Commission, etc.
Performs highly specialized, integrated, complex information system analysis, design, test, and integration, implementation of one or more of the following EHR modules: Registration, Admitting, Discharge, Transfer (R/ADT) and Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Patient Scheduling (PS), Training, clinical applications, or ancillary services applications such as lab, radiology, and pharmacy. Documents process flows, existing and future process flow improvements. Standardizes all data elements across all settings. Documents all alerts’ notifications and approvals. Defines all interfaces requirements. Completes system design for implementation of EHR modules. Conducts unit, system tests and integration tests. Develops conversion plans, policies and procedures and training plans. Supports system go-live, maintenance and enhancements.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:


 
Option I: Graduation from an accredited* institution with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field, AND three (3) years within the last seven (7) years of full-time, paid experience in a centralized** healthcare related information technology organization with knowledge and experience in Health Care related systems.*** at a small-to-medium public or private healthcare organization.

Option II: Graduation from an accredited* institution with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field, AND two (2) years within the last seven (7) years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Information Systems Analyst II**** with knowledge and experience in Health Care related systems.*** in a centralized** healthcare related information technology organization. 
 
Option III: Four (4) years within the last seven (7) years of  full-time, paid experience in information systems analysis and design in a centralized** healthcare related information technology organization with knowledge and experience in Health Care related systems.*** at a small-to-medium public or private healthcare organization.
Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional  (PMP).
  • Experience in support of EHR/EMR (Electronic Medical Record) modules/applications.
  • Experience in EHR/EMR implementation/support, such as Cerner Millennium System.
  • Experience in Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) related systems.
*In order to qualify under Options I and II, you must include a legible photocopy of your "official" diploma, "official" transcripts, or "official" letter from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, at the time of filing.

Applications received without a photocopy evidence of the required degree(s) will not be accepted as meeting the stated requirements for Option I or Option II. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must be prepared to provide an "official" transcript from the college or university to verify the required degree(s).

**Centralized IT organization is defined in the County of Los Angeles as that which is responsible, under the direction or guidance of the chief Information Technology official for the department or major organizational unit, for providing comprehensive IT services including analysis, design, acquisition, and/or development, implementation, maintenance, or support of information systems; and in which the work performed is in direct relationship to the IT requirements and initiatives of the department or major organizational unit.

***Including Registration, Admitting, Discharge, Transfer (R/ADT) Patient Scheduling (PS), Training, clinical applications, ancillary services applications such as lab, radiology, and pharmacy; performing information systems analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of large complex enterprise application (clinic and/or financial) systems.


****Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Information Systems Analyst II is defined as, provides a full-range of information systems analysis and design and is assigned to moderately complex systems, and analyze, design, test and implement programs for a complete system, or a component or module of a large complex system.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING. NO WITHHOLD IS ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE DOCUMENTS/LETTERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
Accreditation: *Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
Part I: An evaluation of your training and experience in the relevant technical field, desirable qualifications, and knowledge and experience in the areas of Registration, Admitting, Discharge, Transfer (R/ADT) and Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Patient Scheduling (PS), Training, clinical applications, and ancillary services applications such as lab, radiology, and pharmacy based on your application information weighted at 60%.
Part II: An in-person interview evaluating your job preparation, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, analytical and decision making ability, work skills, adaptability, dependability and ethics, and leadership skills weighted at 40%.
Candidates MUST achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on EACH WEIGHTED PART of this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

A thorough background investigation (including fingerprint search) will be required of candidates. Candidates who are found to be unsuitable for employment will be removed from the Eligible List pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Felony convictions

Certain job-related misdemeanor convictions

Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g., 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at fault accidents and driving under the influence)

Illegal use and/or sales of controlled substances

Poor employment history
The eligible register created from this exam will be used to fill any vacancy at the Department of Health Services' Administration Information Technology organization located throughout Los Angeles County.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to an eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Passing this examination and being added to the eligible register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Any
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online (via electronic submission) ONLY. Facsimile and hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

All information is subject to verification.

We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

This examination is subject to closure without prior notice.

Applications must be completed and submitted online by clicking on the link above or below this bulletin that reads Apply to Job. You can track the status of your application online and receive notification of your progress by e-mail.

All correspondence to applicants will be sent electronically with the exception of the final examination result notice.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869 0942 within five (5) business days of filing online, or by the last day of filing, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. Please include your name, the exam number and exam title on the faxed documents.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS based on the information provided on the application. It is to your advantage to provide complete and thorough information for evaluation including complete dates (MM/DD/YY). Of particular interest will be the breadth and length of experience in the areas covered under "Selection Requirements".

Résumés may be added to your application, but cannot be substituted for the Education and Experience portions of the County application.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:
 
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENTER A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AT THE TIME OF FILING. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD: ALL APPLICANTS MUST FILE THEIR APPLICATION ONLINE USING THEIR OWN USER ID AND PASSWORD. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below:

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES BULLETIN INFORMATION


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http://hr.lacounty.gov to view the above information. Click on Job Info Center Tab, and then click on County of Los Angeles Bulletin Information link under “Some helpful links” section.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
Donna Evans
(323) 890-7924
doevans@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 869-7124
(800) 735-2922
Information Technology
Professional