Application Systems Analyst II
Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.
Job Description and Performance Standards
Title: Application Systems Analyst II 559064012
Department: Information Services
Reports To: Director, Information Services
Shift: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
Status: Full Time
Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support an organization's application systems. Consults with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives. May be expected to write documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections. Writes manual for users to describe installation and operating procedures.
Analyzes user requirements for assigned areas and application systems. Performs project management activities including the development of action plans, design specifics, budget requirements and project management for all information management systems assigned. Provides application-level support for the information systems utilized by the assigned areas. Performs limited application programming and setup. Performs maintenance and updates to supported application software. Develops functional design specifications for new and modified coding requirements and performs required application programming and table maintenance and configuration. Performs application consulting to other hospital departments as related to the areas assigned and the application systems supported. Develops specifications for vendor system selection and coordinate vendor activities related to the information management systems. Initiates and coordinates system documentation and quality initiatives. Provides periodic status updates to both the Information Systems Department Management and Directors of assigned areas as required. Ability to explain more complex system application problems and non-routine matters related to department activity. Demonstrates teamwork to ensure achievement of team, individual and corporate goals. Interfaces with customers/vendors, establishes and maintains positive business relationships internally and externally to ensure effective and efficient coordination of services and to promote Company goals.
Education: High School diploma required. Undergraduate degree with course work in healthcare, management or information systems preferred.
Licensure: Credentials in health information technologies are preferred.
Experience: Computer proficiency with a working knowledge of application server infrastructure and local area networks is required.
2-5 years experience working in information management or in an allied health profession.
Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) would accept an equivalent combination of education and experience providing the candidate possesses the knowledge and abilities required by the position.
Skills: A highly motivated, detail and service oriented individual that can accurately set priorities, work effectively with minimal direction in a job environment involving creative leadership, possessing written and verbal communication skills, problem solving, organizational and technical skills which include process automation, SQL report development, and batch scripting;
A technical and functional understanding of hospital and related information systems that will allow credibility in the eyes of hospital and Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) management, end users, Information Services personnel, consultants and vendors;
Computer skill set that encompasses intrinsic troubleshooting knowledge and operation;
Familiarity with relational databases and client-server concepts.
Capable of performing a variety of tasks.
May lead and direct the work of others, but typically works under general supervision and reports to IS management. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
A working knowledge of processes performed by the specific areas in health information served,
Administrative, operational and technical skills necessary to properly identify, justify and fulfill departmental automation requirements;
Ability to work with and utilize to the best advantage the HHCS representatives of various vendors and consultants;
A mature individual with a strong sense of organization and the ability to develop long range plans while maintaining control over current projects.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Typical office/information systems environment, subject to frequent interruptions and heavy deadline requirements. The associate is frequently working with sensitive and confidential patient and business information.
The individual must be able to
- maintain control,
- establish and update priorities and exercise accurate judgment during high stress and peak workload periods,
- communicate effectively (written or verbal) with management, members of the staff, systems users, consultants and vendors,
- lift, transport and install computer equipment,
- maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate on-call and other responsibilities.