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Senior Configuration Analyst

Kern Family Health Care, Bakersfield, California, United States of America Req #1303
Thursday, March 14, 2019
We appreciate your interest in our organization and assure you that we are sincerely interested in your qualifications.  A clear understanding of your background and work history will help us potentially place you in a position that meets your objectives and those of the organization.  Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, or any related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, gender expression, military status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability (mental or physical).

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We are looking for fun, intelligent, team oriented people who believe in our core values: Trust, Respect and Integrity.

This position is responsible for managing major system configurations, health plan implementations and conversions within the System Configuration team.  The primary responsibilities include the accurate interpretation of specific state and/or federal guidelines that impact benefits, contracts, codification, and business requirements and converting them into configuration parameters within the core systems. Other responsibilities are coding, updating and maintenance benefit plans, provider set-up (demographic and contracts affiliations), fee schedules and various system tables through the user interface.

Essential Functions:


  • Independently works with Executives, Management, Staff, or Business analysts to identify, document, and redesign complex business concepts or processing conflicts
  • Lead and mentor in technical areas and independently provide knowledge and documentation exchange to educate team members in Analytical roles in support of team redundancy.
  • Master and provide formal user education with software productivity and technical tools such as Microsoft Office, Visio, Team Foundation Server, or Attachmate to document business and technical process requirements related to a technology system.
  • Ability to independently create technical processing macros using programming logic and native functions to perform repetitive or analytical tasks within productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Attachmate.
  • Comprehend, analyze, and document business or process requirements using personal interviews, document analysis, meetings, surveys, process documents, or actual scenarios.
  • Take on duties of a Project Manager for medium to large sized projects using standard PMBOK processes to identify scope, requirements, resources, and stakeholders using standard analysis techniques.
  • Develop complex business requirement specifications through internal and external research to complete technical analysis, and articulate and formally present research to various skill levels.
  • Lead business meetings leveraging the Agile process to assist business units in the “What” session to ensure the creation and documentation of stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Lead Configuration and Project teams in the Agile “How” session to understand technical requirements related to the business stories and acceptance criteria.   
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Master of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) formats that govern healthcare Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
  • Expert ability in the structure query language (SQL) for analytical data mining, software development, TFS, and business reporting.
  • Comprehend and implement system configuration changes of the managed care core system software to process data transactions for business functions such as eligibility, claims, authorizations, and case management.
  • Mentors and leads in the creations of testing plans that are used in the testing and implementation of software systems used by the organization.
  • Comprehensive understanding in medical terminology to include ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems.


Employment Standards:



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics from an accredited institution or related field AND six (6) years progressive experience in a Configuration Analyst capacity or similar Analytical position for a medium to large organization with a structured IT department in healthcare.




Healthcare experience: 10+ years.

Claims Operations or application vendor experience:  5 + years.

Benefit and Contract Configuration experience: 3+ years

Experience interpreting benefits, contracts and other business requirements: 5+ years

Experience in medical coding initiatives and coding guidelines:  3 + years 

Expert level of knowledge in QNXT

The incumbent must have basic technical skills that come from a Degree in Information Systems or 6-8 years of general analytical experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis.

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  • Kern Family Health Care, Bakersfield, California, United States of America