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Position:  Programmer
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Division:  EBI Informatics Support (0068)
Company:  ABCBS
Location:  Label
Job Code:  035001
Min Salary:   51600
Date Posted:  10/29/2013

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Job Summary
This position is responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and support of information systems to support Enterprise medical management initiatives. The incumbent must work closely with the members of Enterprise Business Intelligence in developing reports, information systems, and databases used for medical management studies and initiatives. Supplying hardware and software technical support to the division is also required.

Nature & Scope
This position reports to a Supervisor of EBI Systems & Informatics Support and requires only general direction for the majority of assignments. The Programmer must be competent in most phases of systems analysis and programming.

An individual in this position must be able to analyze and define problems and make recommendations regarding solutions to those problems. The incumbent must be able to design, code, modify, debug and document computer programs and interface effectively with representatives of user areas and vendors.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

1. Possess effective interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
3. Effective ability to analyze a problem and develop a solution.
4. Ability to establish goals and objectives and plan methods to achieve these goals.
5. Demonstrate stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
6. Possess effective organizational skills.
7. Possess a basic understanding of the healthcare industry and the specific information systems technologies and concepts employed to satisfy the Enterprise IS direction.
8. Ability to influence events to achieve goals.
9. Ability to make decisions based on facts, intuition or experience and assumes the responsibility for those decisions.



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.) with an emphasis in the area of PC-based programming.

Or prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the area of PC-based programming.

2. Experience with SQL Server or DB2. Related application programming experience in other SQL environments may be substituted.

3. Experience using desktop PC, Outlook e-mail, basic MS Office tools (MS Word, MS Excel).

4. Preference will be given to candidates who have healthcare related experience.

5. Preference will be given to candidates who have Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan experience.

6. Qualified applicants need to take these programming tests in HR: (1) SQL Server 2005 Programming and (2) Visual Basic.NET.  

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 area of PC-based programming.                                                                                       

Or prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the area of PC-based programming.

2. Experience with SQL Server or DB2. Related application programming experience in other SQL environments may be substituted.

3. Experience using desktop PC, Outlook e-mail, basic MS Office tools (MS Word, MS Excel).

4. Preference will be given to candidates who have healthcare related experience.

5. Preference will be given to candidates who have Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan experience.

6. Internal Applicants - must demonstrate ability to take on additional responsibilities and receive commendable rating on performance evaluation as a Programmer I.

7. External Applicants - must provide documentation from previous employer to demonstrate commendable performance in current job.

8. Qualified applicants need to take these programming tests in HR: (1) SQL Server 2005 Programming and (2) Visual Basic.NET.

Level 3

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 area of PC-based programming.                                                                                        

Or prior experience in Applications Systems Programming Design and Analysis with emphasis in the area of PC-based programming.  

2. Experience with SQL Server or DB2. Related application programming experience in other SQL environments may be substituted.

3. Experience using desktop PC, Outlook e-mail, basic MS Office tools (MS Word, MS Excel).

4. Preference will be given to candidates who have healthcare related experience.

5. Preference will be given to candidates who have Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan experience.

6. Internal Applicants - must demonstrate ability to take on additional responsibilities and receive commendable rating on performance evaluation at a Programmer Level 2.

7. External Applicants - must provide documentation from previous employer to demonstrate commendable performance in current job. 

8. Qualified applicants need to take these programming tests in HR: (1) SQL Server 2005 Programming and (2) Visual Basic.NET.


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. Adhere to published Corporate and Information Systems standards and policies.
2. Assist in maintaining production systems at the highest levels of efficiency.
3. Keep manager informed of project progress, problems, etc.
4. Complete projects on a timely and cost effective basis consistent with project management guidelines contained in the I.S. standards manual and internal Managed Care Services procedures.
5. Maintain positive relationships with user division representatives and EBI workers.
6. Maintain adequate knowledge of division business functions.
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