SR. INTERFACE ENGINEER (HL7) / SUPERVISING PROGRAMMER ANALYST
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

About $92,000 - $130,000 a year

EducationSkills
Serve as a Sr. Interface Engineer (HL7) by performing analysis and designing integration mapping to accomplish successful integration between multiple systems within and outside of the Enterprise using appropriate HL7 and XML standards and Integration Tools.

Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve interface issues in Allscripts eLink, Cerner Open Engine and various clinical, financial and other applications.

Provide strong technical expertise in Interface development and support around HL7, CCD/CCDA and Direct Secure Messaging.

Work closely with other Developers and Management on HL7 development and deployment issues.

Develop, build, and testing of new interfaces using HL7 standards and other proprietary interface models with Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager EMR, various ancillary systems and Vendors.

Refer integration problems as required to vendors.

Identify new features and capabilities to enhance system usability, HIE expansion, and user adoption.

Sustain integrity of integration systems through application updates and upgrades. Review release notes, determine impact to downstream systems, make necessary configuration changes and perform integrated testing.

Mentor, train and supervise interface analyst employees.

Assist with maintenance of integration infrastructure including routine support, upgrades, problem diagnosis and performance tuning.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION

Qualifications:REQUIRED:
7+ years of experience in interface development and support within a healthcare environment.

4+ years of experience working with the Cerner Open Engine or similar interface engine.

Experience with HL7 interface design and development with practical experience implementing projects.

Proven experience with building and maintaining Document, ADT, Orders, Result, Dictation, Scheduling, Dictionary, Charge, and Conversion Interfaces. Hands on experience working with HL7 message types such as ADT OBX and ORM.

Proficiency with HL7. Knowledge of programming languages such as Unix, SQL, Oracle or other scripting languages.

HL7 Data Conversion Mapping and SSIS package knowledge is desirable.

Experience and familiarity with Healthcare Provider platforms and technologies.

Consultative approach to solving complex integration problems. Ability to see the big picture and recommend strategies based on detailed understanding of current state as well as future direction.

Supervisory and mentoring skills to manage the work of analysts.

Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle (requirement, design, development, testing, deployment, support).

Strong analytical and communication skills.

PREFERRED:
Bachelors’ Degree in Science, Computer Science, Business, Engineering, or related business degree combined with at least seven years’ experience in a similar role in a Healthcare Technology department.

Integration experience with Cerner Open Engine, Allscripts eLink, Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager or other EMR, Cerner Eagle, Lab, radiology, cardiology and other Healthcare ancillary systems. HL7 Certification.