Consultant, Health Information Technology

  • Job Reference: 00000262-1
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Company: Intrepid Ascent
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We seek a self-directed, reliable, energetic and insightful person with broad understanding of health care and health care information technology to serve in a full-time role as a Consultant.

About Intrepid Ascent

Intrepid Ascent, a multi-disciplinary team of passionate experts, provides consulting services for health care organizations on the use of technology to achieve coordinated and high-quality care. Our services support clients implementing innovative approaches to data sharing across teams, organizations, and sectors to better serve individuals and improve health outcomes. We offer competitive pay with excellent benefits and a strong company culture focused on long-term growth, collaboration, and positive social impact.

We are headquartered in Berkeley, CA with a second office in New York, NY. Additional employees are based in Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA. Due to Covid-19 our work is entirely remote for now. Although all travel is suspended indefinitely, in normal times the ability and willingness to travel to support client engagements is required up to 40% total time on an annual basis. No relocation assistance is offered with this position.

Your Role:

We seek a self-directed, reliable, energetic and insightful person with broad understanding of health care and health care information technology to serve in a full-time role as a Consultant.

Core desired skill sets for this position include prior experience in fast-paced consulting or similar work environments and a core competency and interest in project management.

This role features intensive teamwork requiring exceptional collaboration skills, both as an individual contributor on projects led by others, and as a project leader managing Intrepid staff members, subcontractors, and client resources / vendors:

  • Serve as a valuable team player, supporting client engagements across the firm's portfolio of work, providing project management of workstream activities throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Develop subject matter expertise and analytical skills across Intrepid Ascent practice areas (data strategy, technology adoption, collaboration across sectors, and governance);
  • Support consulting engagements through research, analysis of information, and contributions to the development of high-quality work products, such as assessments, presentations, and other documents including proposals for new business.

What you will do:

  • Conduct health data system implementation project management, including coordinating with client and vendor teams;
  • Gather and document business and functional requirements for the use of technology systems in client contexts;
  • Evaluate and provide input on health information technology assessments and projects that include topics such as: health data interoperability, health data standards development and implementation, data management and analytics, security, and general technology trends and best practices;
  • Align technical expertise with broader understanding of health care business and policy environments to generate insights supporting innovation in the field;
  • Review, interpret, and analyze federal and state privacy laws and regulations, including research and analysis of current guidance and best practices;
  • Provide technical assistance and/or training to clients on governance, data sharing, health information laws, policies, and best practices;
  • Engage in professional growth activities, such as reading industry material, attending conferences and educational events, online courses and webinars, knowledge transfer with other staff, and utilizing learning resources from relevant professional organizations.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Project Management Skills: Strong knowledge of or expertise in project management processes; ability to use project management tools at all levels - as project lead, project manager, project coordinator, etc. - to keep projects on track, partners engaged and supported, and provide clear documentation; leadership skills to drive a team toward solutions.
  • Health Information Technology Competency: Previous experience enabling users of health IT systems to effectively access and share data for improved quality of care, including a willingness to serve as a translator between client needs and the capabilities of their vendors, applying appropriate knowledge and experience to allow clients to continuously improve their own Health IT environments.
  • Consulting Experience: Previous consulting or other relevant experience of at least 3 years is required for this position. This may include technical assistance and/or program management services on multi-stakeholder initiatives outside of traditional consultant-client relationships. The ability to contribute to multiple engagements simultaneously, with frequent context-switching during the workday, while maintaining excellent focus, quality of work product, and teamwork is a major component of this position, making previous experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment strongly preferred.
  • Public Health Interest: Commitment to public health objectives for underserved populations; strong understanding of safety-net programs (esp. Medicaid), community health centers, public hospitals, and managed care/value-based care; understanding of social determinants of health and intersection of social services and health care services.

Your Experience:

This is our ideal wish list, but most people don't check every box on every job description. If you meet most of the criteria below and you're excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Three to five years of project management, consulting, and/or related analytical experience;
  • Prior experience working in health care consulting or similar fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or expertise in project management processes, including planning project resources, assembling and leading a project team, stakeholder management, meeting facilitation, issue and risk management, project schedule and progress monitoring, deliverables tracking, reporting and documentation, and evaluation of project risks;
  • Ability to understand client and/or stakeholder needs and expectations and respond appropriately;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with the ability to master new topics and ideas quickly;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce professional written documents, visual diagrams, and reports;
  • Experience with standard business and collaboration tools such as MS Office Suite, Google Suite, Slack, MS Project / Smartsheet, and MS Visio / LucidChart;
  • Familiarity with the role of technology in enabling new modes of collaboration in health care and allied fields such as social services, housing supports, behavioral health services, and others;
  • Familiarity with the following health IT and related data and web services standards: HL7 v2, CDA, IHE, SOAP, REST, OAUTH, FHIR, and Direct Secure Messaging;
  • Familiarity with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and their design, architecture, and approach to health data interoperability; and
  • Passion for supporting positive change through innovative solutions in health care and allied fields.

Preferred candidates will also have:

  • PMP or similar project management certification;
  • Experience with and understanding of health care programs, public programs and services, and value-based care, including an understanding of social determinants of health and the intersection of health care and social services;
  • Experience with data visualization and analysis platforms such as Tableau, PowerBI, etc.;
  • Specific experience in solutions architecture design in the health care sector and/or allied fields; and
  • Experience with common software frameworks utilized in healthcare IT, including: SQL, PostgreSQL, XML, JSON, LOINC, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, and HTTPS.

Who you will work with:

  • This role reports to the Principal Technology Strategist
  • You will be a key member of a small, highly collaborative team; and
  • You will work with staff at our clients and partnering organizations.

Why we think you will like working here:

  • You will be part of a team doing exciting work that makes a positive impact;
  • In addition to competitive pay, excellent benefits, and flexible time off we are committed to work-life balance, reasonable work hours, flexibility in getting work done, and respecting and valuing the life you want to live;
  • Stipends are available for home office set up, mobile phone, and commuting; and
  • A dedication to your growth and career development in the form of trainings, coaching and mentoring, cultivating your area of expertise.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information, please see . To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.