Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

 The HRIS Analyst, Senior ensures that the operational interests of all Human Resources areas are being fully represented in the day-to-day operations of the HRIS Department.  This role supports all applications deployed within the Harris Health System.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree

Work Experience: Four (4) years of experience in HRIS. One (1) year Hospital/Health Care Organizations preferred.  PeopleSoft HR experience strongly preferred.

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing: Correspondence, Reports

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, PC, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Typical Duties That May Be Performed
1. Ensures activities are aligned between HR and IT strategies.
2. Manages the implementation of HR projects. Must be able to meet budget, schedule, and deliverable requirements within 15% of estimates.
3. In partnership with HR business areas, identifies business process improvements enabled through technology; drives change to achieve results.
4. Facilitates assessment of business needs, evaluates processes and defines business requirements to recommend and implement business solutions for new and existing HR processes and procedures to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.
5. Partners with IT on all phases of the application development/implementation lifecycle, including creation of functional specifications.
6. Manages the implementation of new/enhanced solutions and workflow processes to increase operating efficiency and improve productivity in the most effective manner.
7. Provides analytical and project management support to the ongoing production schedule as well as major processes such as system conversions/upgrades and annual processes (e.g. benefits open enrollment) in collaboration with IT.
8. Develops PeopleSoft queries as requested.
9. Coordinates with vendors on the implementation of applications.
10. Reports project activity and status to management.
11. Must fully understand functional processes and business rules outside of application. Must be able to recommend process improvements based upon industry standard in addition to resolving integrated process issues.
12. Must have a thorough understanding of the limitations and opportunities presented by the applications supported.
13. Must be able to handle multiple activities simultaneously, be able to prioritize effectively, and meet overlapping deadlines.
14. Acts as key liaison between HR business areas and IT and as expert for PeopleSoft HR functionality.
15. Escalates issues appropriately and expeditiously to appropriate individuals.

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