Senior Communications Infrastructure Engineer

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

ID: 7106000
Posted: July 20, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary:

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Senior Communications Infrastructure Engineer to provide design, analysis, performance, and maintenance of communication systems infrastructure, including but not limited to pathways and spaces, telecommunication rooms, equipment rooms, data centers, media (cabling) selection and communications equipment (hardware and software) to support voice, data, wireless, video, paging, CATV, nurse call, and other communication services and systems at University Hospital and clinics.

Position Responsibilities:

Maintains quality and quantity standards, procedures and guidelines for the design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of information transport systems.
Assists with creation of installation and implementation policies and procedures.
Assists with the development of UIHC specific communication contractor qualifications.
Recommends measures to improve service, equipment performance, scheduling, quality control, efficiency, and safety.
Works with Capital Management, end users, architects, engineers and various vendors regarding application, design and installation of infrastructure and various other communication services, including ensuring adequate communication pathways, closets, and endpoints.
Assists with design, implementation, and maintenance of the DAS solution.
Determines appropriate architecture, topology and transmission requirements for voice, and data cabling systems based on established departmental and industry guidelines and standards.
Researches, evaluates, and recommends new products or techniques related to communications infrastructure.
Keeps abreast of trends and technical developments in the field
Provides recommendations regarding product solutions.
Assures compliance with industry, regulatory, department and institution installation standards.
Follows policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines of The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and HealthCare Information Systems (HCIS)/Communication Technology Services.
Follow established designs for capital projects. Must interpret, comprehend, and implement design documents as provided.
Provides hands-on technical installation assistance and oversight as needed.
Implements preventive maintenance programs of information transport systems.
Maintains the CTS Design Reference Manual.
Documents cable plant in NetDoc and Compco.
Manages and stores cabling test results for compliance.
Manages and updates monthly TR maintenance records.
Maintains the Division 27 specifications for capital projects.
Maintains knowledge of how individual instruments and tools work.
Provides quality control during capital construction project and report discrepancies.
Provides construction documents as needed for project teams.
Develops project budgets as they pertain to cabling systems.
Implements troubleshooting procedures to maintain service delivery levels.
Works with and establishes relationships with vendors regarding purchases of supplies, tools, and services.
Participates in construction design meetings, representing Infrastructure and cabling system requirements.
Assists in the coordination of training and technical sessions for HCIS, CTS and contracted staff. Ensures on-site installation crew is skilled and trained in UIHC installation techniques and methods.
Performs other duties as assigned in support of overall HCIS/Communication Technology Services activities.
Health Care Information Systems (HCIS): Provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.

HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff

Pay Grade:

Salary: $62,000 to commensurate – Paygrade 4B

University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at

Percent of Time: 100%

Location: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience

Required Qualifications:

Experience (typically 4-7 years) with design, installation, and support of communication infrastructures.
Knowledge of applicable network cabling industry standards
Experience troubleshooting cable plant problems (supporting voice, data, DAS, and A/V) using appropriate equipment
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with technical and non-technical staff
Experience working both independently and in a team environment
Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring to other technical staff.
A valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety requirements
Highly Desired Qualifications

BICSI certification
Experience in a healthcare or health industry environment