Job Opportunities

Business Systems Analyst III

Office: Airport Way Lab


Northwest Permanente, P.C. is a self-governed (physician led), multi-specialty group of over 1500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated and high quality care.


The Northwest Permanente P.C. BSA III position supports our medical group with analytical and consultative support. This individual is the technical liaison between the data/programming logic and operations partnering with our other internal departments for their data needs. This position has a lot of independence and is expected to ultimately be the expert in our schedule data making decisions about best practices, data translation, and report writing. These data consist of provider and support staff schedules and is transformed for payroll and other reporting purposes.


The Business Systems Analyst III provides technical leadership for major business application development/ enhancement projects to ensure KPNW business information needs are met. Also responsible for developing straightforward applications using existing sources tailored to specific business needs. 


Major Accountabilities:


In collaboration with KPIT and business clients, lead/manage major projects to ensure that information applications are implemented or upgraded to meet business requirements.  These efforts are large in size, complex, and carry significant risk/reward and visibility.

  • Apply business area expertise to define and frame complex, multi-dimensional projects, developing the goals, direction, methodology, work plan and schedule. Establish contracts and workplan with KPIT and business clients to delineate the scope and achieve the desired outcomes of the project.
  • Work with IT and Business to plan testing cycles and design test cases.
  • Manage and implement system enhancements that improve business processes
  • Understand and articulate business requirements based on process engineering
  • Act as IT liaison for technical requirements
  • Provide overall project management for the development of business information systems, ensuring desired outcomes are met on schedule and within budget.
  • Ensure integration with other business applications, and consistency with established data/information standards.
  • Collaborate/consult with other KP regions and KPIT to share design ideas and establish needed common definitions or work processes.
  • Analyze workflow, identifying operational issues. Work collaboratively with operations and KPIT staff to implement workflow or system improvements necessary to meet business information needs and user requirements. 
  • Manage the development of user documentation and training materials. Develop content, and in some cases provide training for new business applications. 
  • Provides leadership and direction to Business systems team in accordance with overall strategic direction of the group.
  • Serves as content expert.
  • Acts as a mentor to Business System team.
  • Develop applications that combine data from existing sources, tailored to specific user groups and business needs.  Work with key system users to identify user requirements and continuously improve their ability to access information easily and efficiently.  Ensure consistency with established data and application standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative or technical discipline.
  • Specific and broad knowledge of KPNW operations, KP applications, and KP HealthConnect, including Hyperspace, Clarity and Chronicles. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Ten years of analytical experience at KPNW.
  • Two years project management experience.
  • Expertise in multiple business units (service delivery, insurance, finance).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in a quantitative or technical discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • In depth knowledge of business units
  • Experience in process engineering
  • Expert knowledge of relevant service delivery/insurance/finance business units.
  • Proven skills in project management, including the following attributes: efficient, collaborative, candid, open, and results-oriented. Establish clear performance contracts and project workplans.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of current software, including SAS/SQL, Oracle and Teradata, and Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to conduct, interpret and present quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Ability to design and (when necessary) deliver formal training programs to application users.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (1:1, peer, multi-disciplinary group, presentations, written).  Be assertive, objective and be able to confront clients with difficult issues.

Minimum Experience

  • Five years analytical or systems support experience.











At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.