EPIC (HOD) - Application System Analyst IV (EPIC Certification Highly Desired)
Under minimal supervision gathers and analyzes user needs for developing and modifying clinical or business applications in the healthcare environment. Leads documentation, writing specifications, fact-finding, analyzing results, proposing solutions and/or recommendations, in addition to building, configuring and/or modifying applications using existing application tools.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Leads highly complex analysis, design, development, testing and support services for assigned application applications.
Responsible for and oversees day to day tracking and follow-up on issues and questions of daily operations. Validates testing results.
Leads applications analysis and impact analysis of new or different applications, processes or changes.
Provides highly complex application support and guidance to end users and provides technical guidance to less experienced personnel. Serves as point of contact for resolution of complex application problems. Able to quickly assess problems and identify resolutions.
Leads development of application testing scripts and conversion plans. Participates in testing as assigned.
Makes recommendations and provide alternatives with regards to various development and support initiatives.
Prepares written documentation of various types; application documentation, analytical reports, functional specifications, training manuals, status reports, etc. Creates, evaluates and instructs/teaches other analysts.
Participates and/or leads complex projects, estimates costs, time frames, staffing requirements and prepares cost justifications for assigned project. Uses status reports for project oversight.
Leads the designing for each application assigned, under the control of the change management application and user development request.
Prepares and validates complete applications documentation for operations and sets programming specifications for user departments. Assist in the development of departmental policies and procedures as they relate to the use of clinical applications.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a health, science, or business field, or an equivalent level of professional experience required. Masters degree preferred. Additional certifications may be required.
Seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in information applications, including one year performing programming or applications analysis, or equivalent, such as business analysis, is required. Previous experience in leading a project and/or team preferred.
Experience working in a healthcare environment is preferred.
Certification in Service Management, Project Management, or Business Analysis desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to perform and teach analysis and problem solving principles with emphasis in user relations, data gathering techniques, and management information applications to IT staff is required. Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
Demonstrates ability to develop complex specifications for all aspects of applications, and familiarity with problem analysis, hardware/software configurations and application integration.
Able to lead and teach application functionality, design standards, process changes to the end user community and train the trainer.
Makes recommendations regarding the integration/relationship between and among organizational applications.
Effective customer service skills, with the ability to work with all levels within the organization.
Ability to lead and teaches a project team of analysts, end users and consultants skills required to coordinate daily activities, delegate responsibilities, tasks and review/validate work.
Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary to advise and consult with user personnel and make formal presentations of project findings and recommendations.
Able to teach application functionality, design standards, and problem solving tools.
Excellent organization skills; demonstrates confidence and creativity.
Adheres to applications security and control procedures in accordance with departmental, vendor standards and regulatory bodies. Makes recommendations as necessary.