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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield - NON-EXEMPT POSITION DESCRIPTION

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Position:  PHR System Analyst Prog I
Reports To: 
Division:  Health Info Networks (0072)
Company:  ABCBS
Location:  Label
Job Code:  072112
Min Salary:   56500
Date:  1/26/2009

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Job Summary
This position is responsible for the analysis, development, maintenance, problem tracking, and testing of PHR software applications and programs.  The incumbent is expected to make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.  All deliverables should be timely and cost effective.  This position is also accountable for assisting in the testing and installation of PHR system updates.

Nature & Scope
This position reports to the Manager, Health Information Networks.  The incumbent is able to work independently and only requires general direction for the majority of activities.  The incumbent works closely with PHR development staff, Health Information Networks staff, EMC support staff, other Enterprise wide technical staff, as well as internal and external users to ensure user/customer requests, problems, and questions are researched and resolved in a timely manner.  The incumbent designs, codes, modifies, debugs and documents computer programs.  This position requires the incumbent have some user department contacts at the operations level as well as extensive interface with Information Systems personnel.  

COMMUNICATON

The incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written to ensure that a productive and cooperative climate is maintained with all customers of the PHR system.

SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
1. Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
2. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Possess above average analytical and investigative skills at a project level.
4. Ability to establish goals and objectives and plan methods to achieve these goals.
5. Be able to analyze, design, and code large complex programs and small-scale application systems.
6. Competence in scripting languages in an AIX UNIX/DB2 environment.
7. Possess superior technical skills in computer software applications, computer operations and computer programming in the AIX UNIX environment.
8. Ability to be scheduled for work on short notice and overtime - nights, days, Saturdays, Sundays or holidays - and travel on short notice.
9. Working knowledge of networking methodologies such as FTP, TCP/IP, Internets, and Intranets.
10. Working knowledge of AIX UNIX, DB2 and Mainframe.

Minimum Job Requirements
 Application systems programming includes performance in the areas of analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation of system projects.

Level 1

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, etc.) and additional experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2.
or
prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2.
2. Experience with the PHR system. Related application programming experience in an AIX Unix environment may be substituted.

Level 2

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, etc.) and prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2.
or
Prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2.

2. Experience with the PHR system. Related application programming experience in an AIX Unix or Mainframe environment may be substituted.

3. Experience with SQL/PLSQL.  Related database access methods may be substituted. 

4.  Experience with HIPAA transactions (e.g. ANSI-837, ANSI-835, ANSI-270/271, ANSI-276/277) or industry standard transactions and/or regulations based on the industry experience such as HL7.

Level 3

Bachelors Degree and prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2
or
Prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the areas of C, C++, Java, JSP, Mainframe, AIX Unix and DB2.

Experience with the PHR system. Related application programming experience in an AIX Unix environment may be substituted.

Experience with SQL/PLSQL.  Related database access methods may be substituted. 

Experience with HIPAA transactions (e.g. ANSI-837, ANSI-835, ANSI-270/271, ANSI-276/277) or industry standard transactions and/or regulations based on the industry experience such as HL7.

Must have participated in a minimum of 3 large scale projects with heavy user interfacing.  Successful completion of the projects (e.g. implementation, problem resolution and user satisfaction) must be shown


Security Requirements
This position is identified as level three (3). This position must ensure the security and confidentiality of records and information to prevent substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to any individual on whom information is maintained. The integrity of information must be maintained as outlined in the company Administrative Manual.

Segregation of Duties
Segregation of duties will be used to ensure that errors or irregularities are prevented or detected on a timely basis by employees in the normal course of business. This position must adhere to the segregation of duties guidelines in the Administrative Manual.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES (Essential Functions of Job)
1. Ensure that the Manager, Health Information Networks is fully informed concerning the status of all assigned tasks.  
2. Analyze specifications for proposed development projects and estimate time required and expense associated with project completion.
3. Adhere to Corporate and PHR standards and policies.
4. Ensure that tasks are completed by the assigned target dates and within the cost estimates.
5. Become knowledgeable of company functions to the level necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
6. Ensure that a cooperative and productive climate is maintained with all user division contacts.
7. Ensure that effective planning is performed at a level sufficient to accomplish project objectives.
8. Assist the Manager Health Information Networks with identifying business processes that require improvement and create solutions to correct such business processes.


SPECIFIC TASKS

1. Coordinate with business users, PHR and/or other IT personnel in the development of specifications for PHR enhancements.
2. Create and/or modify PHR scripts, programs and processes consistent with specifications.
3. Monitor PHR operations and perform actions as necessary to assure that the production schedule is met.
4. Run programs manually as needed.
5. Perform analysis and consultation regarding interfaces and communication from/to PHR from/to external systems.
6. Create test procedures and test cases for evaluating all PHR functions.
7. Analyze data to insure its integrity by performing file comparisons to resolve duplicates, omissions, and errors.
8. Documentation of PHR programs and processes.
9. Research and stay abreast of leading technology.
10. Assist in creating, reviewing, prioritizing, tracking and testing ProTrac Requests and the changes that result therefrom.
11. Coordinate implementation tasks with legacy system or web team programmers and AHIN and/or EDI staff.
12. Perform other analysis and programming tasks as required.
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