General Dynamics Information Technology Functional Analyst - Healthcare Terminology (REMOTE POSITION) in Fairfax, Virginia

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a professional with health care terminology experience to support a software development and support contract that supports the Indian Health Service’s resource and patient management system. This position works with clinicians, developers, and federal staff to review and develop code sets that support patient care.

  • Uses principles involved in mapping concepts from one coding system to another, especially SNOMED CT US to ICD-10-CM.

  • Reviews scheduled version updates to coding systems (e.g. ICD-10 and CPT annual updates) and resultant implications for mapping and groups of codes.

  • Uses current knowledge of relevant technologies to develop and maintain groups of codes that are used for disease management and other functions.

  • Develop and execute test cases for the release of terminology updates, after performing quality review of those updates.

  • Analyzes user needs to determine functional requirements for a wide variety of projects.

  • Performs technical assessments aimed at improving client systems.

  • Performs functional allocations to identify tasks and their inter-relationships.

  • Researches, identifies, and recommends resources required for task execution and completion.

  • Performs functional modeling based on requirements analysis.

  • Develops new systems or updates existing systems to meet client needs.

  • Serves as technical advisor to clients in assigned subject areas, recommends functional changes, and identifies areas for further investigation.

  • Generates recommendations in the form of technical briefings, reports, and other major documents provided to senior level client personnel.

  • Consults with clients to determine optimum design for assigned projects.

  • Identifies emerging relevant technologies that may result in improvements to current processes and systems.

  • Writes and updates project documentation including system procedures, presentations, and training materials.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced analysts, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

  • Use advanced Excel skills to create and maintain code sets.

  • Responds to inquiries from the client, clinicians, field personnel, developers, and other customers.

  • May serve as technical team or task lead.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

  • Opportunity to work 100% from home with a team that is geographically dispersed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.

  • Professional coder certification (e.g. CPC from AAPC or CCS from AHIMA) highly desirable.


  • 5-8 years of related experience.

Familiarity with:

  • Coding systems: SNOMED CT US, LOINC, RxNorm.

  • Medical documentation requirements (provider documentation to allow compliant and optimal coder results).

  • Electronic Health Record processing.

  • Healthcare industry claims processing (e.g. submission to CMS).

  • QA Initiatives from CMS, to assist in determining necessary steps for compliance on behalf of customer.

  • SQL is highly desirable but not mandatory.

*Telecommuting will be considered for this position. Nationwide candidates only, no Oconus.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Requisition ID2018-50926

of Openings1

Job FunctionProgram Management

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time