The University of Kansas Hospital - Accounting & Finance Careers

Optimization Analyst Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 8-5

Work among the best. We are a top 25employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities withinour organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medicaleducation, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented,committed, and diverse people who make up our health system; they are our mostimportant strength. The health system offers very competitive wages and anoutstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for OptimizationAnalyst


  • Identifies the clinical documentation requirements for theelectronic medical record, as it relates to Quality and Safety. Help coordinatethe advancement of clinical information systems to satisfy these datarequirements.
  • Workcollaboratively with department physician leaders & clinical staff topromote operational excellence, optimal outcomes & a consistent patient& end user experience.
  • Supportsstrategies to move the University of Kansas HealthSystem toward a fully integrated computerized patient record.
  • Assistsend users to identify and resolve problems with the O2 application. Followsthrough to ensure resolution. Works with clinics to map clinical process flow.Develop and maintain user manuals and administers training.
  • Collaborate closely with - and communicate between - IT leadershipand the clinical community to provide leadership for clinical systems projectsand initiatives.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates user needs and clinical systems.
  • Train, educate, and instruct clinical users on features,operation, and usage of software systems providing at the elbow support asneeded.
  • Development of policies and procedures for the usage of clinicalinformation systems.
  • Participatein EMR optimization and ongoing quality review of user compliance.
  • Serves as a change management resource and manages the changes inthe workflow process that will need to be made with the transition to EMR.
  • Promotes optimal consistent provider, user and patient experience.
  • Assists in testing new clinical system applications and otherspecial assignments as directed.
  • Works in collaboration with financial analysts on any new serviceor program being considered for clinics to provide clinical expertise.
  • Analyze O2 management reports to identify areas of need forre-design &/or re-training.
  • Provide ongoing quality assurance monitoring of the buildactivities.
  • Triage optimization requests within UKP & Enterprisepriorities.
  • Analyze end user requests to design, document, and configureapplications.
  • Certification or proficiency in assigned Epic application, ordemonstrated learning of other assigned application, must be obtained within 6months of employment or assignment.
  • Otherduties as assigned.


  • HighSchool Diploma or equivalent required
  • AssociatesDegree in nursing or other clinical healthcare related field or relevantclinical license or certification required
  • Bachelor'sDegree in nursing or other clinical healthcare related field preferred
  • 3years of experience in clinical position (nursing or ancillary) in a healthcare institution or clinic of similar size and complexity required
  • EpicProficiency/Certification within 6 months of orientation completion required
  • Ableto use phone and computer
  • Ableto verbally communicate with users, vendors and other employees in English
  • Ableto receive directions and follow through to completion
  • Ableto solve common design and development problems
  • Ableto apply critical thinking and interpersonal skills

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