Epic Certified Applications Analyst- Optime Anesthesia

Information Systems - 108231 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time

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  • Entity: Valley Health Corporate
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

Epic Certified Applications Analyst implements and maintains Epic systems and databases to ensure optimum performance. Epic Certified Applications Analyst manages complex Information System projects/products in order to provide automated solutions that meet business needs using the Epic solution. Maintains Epic applications and facilitates updates, new releases and system enhancements. Communicates project and team status to internal and external audiences when necessary. Conducts or participates in system technical and application reviews to determine feasibility, cost and evaluate usefulness. Assists in development and training of existing and new employees. Serves as an advocate for VHS needs in all efforts related to the Inova/VHS Alliance. Remains current on programming tools, methodologies and industry standards, as evidenced by participation in training classes and timely completion of Epic New Version Training/Continuing Education. On Call required.
Scope/Growth: Conducts or participates in system technical and application reviews to determine feasibility, cost and evaluate usefulness. Evaluates requests for service, participates in vendor demos, site visits, and reference calls. Leads in conducting system investigation to determine general feasibility, cost, and alternative system solutions as evidenced by interviewing users to define requirements and objectives of automation. Serves as applications support contact to troubleshoot problems, incorporate end users preferences, ensure the availability of reports and collect other relative information in order to optimize user experience.
System Maintenance: Implements and maintains Epic systems and databases to ensure optimum performance. Follows standards for on-call, downtime and request processing. Responds to and addresses system issues and requests as evidenced by following approved SLA goals, standards of work, and policy. Analyzes complex processes as evidenced by collaboration, research, workflow analysis, and data extraction. Follows through across the incident and request lifecycle (from inception to completion) in accordance with Epic documentation standards.
Project Oversight – Assists with information Systems projects in order to provide automated solutions that meet operational/business needs using enterprise solutions. Maintains applications and facilitates updates, new releases and system enhancements. Consults with internal customers to validate time line and assumptions and incorporates validated information into the project plan. Supports departmental processes such as project management as evidenced by project planning, problem resolution, change control, and quality assurance, in accordance with established standards. Participates in all phases of review and testing of new enterprise applications and updates as evidenced by note/change review, development and execution of test data/scripts, validation of test results, and end user acceptance sign off in accordance with documentation standards. Assists in prioritizing and implementing requested changes to enterprise applications systems in accordance to change management procedures. Analyzes new functionality to assess usefulness and determine an implementation schedule in conjunction with established review procedures.
Mentoring: Assists in recruitment, development and training of existing and new employees. Remains current on programming tools/methodologies and makes recommendations for team/analyst training programs to the Supervisor/Manager/Director, in accordance with department budget and strategic plan. Assists in the development and implementation of employee training/mentoring activities.
Communication: Communicates status to teammates and internal and external customers. Follows through on issues for resolution. Effectively reaches out to teams in order to facilitate issue resolution or address project constraints. Escalates and communicates status to Supervisor/Manager/Director in accordance with established standards. Participates in team meetings, huddles and work groups. Provides minutes, vendor project correspondence and status reports, in accordance with IT documentation standards. Assists in the maintenance and communication for new version releases and change control processes. Follows procedures and standards for naming application/system guidelines.

What You Will Bring:


Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare or Information technology related field or four (4) years of equivalent work experience required.

Minimum of three (3) years' experience in an IT or healthcare role required.
Epic end user experience preferred.
At least one Epic certification required.

Certification & Licensures
Epic certification in primary module(s) or as specified by the applications required within 6 months of hire.
Current Epic certification must be maintained for all essential certifications per Epic Corporation standards.

Ability to lead meetings, prioritize, resolve conflicts, maintain issues lists and follow a project plan required
Competent in Microsoft Office required
Strong verbal/written communication and follow up skills required
Technical knowledge of coordinating, configuring and building healthcare IT to drive quality improvement, meaningful use and safety goals required
Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for health system EHR’s required
Ability to lead and mentor application teams required
Ability to work independently and collaboratively for content build/project/upgrade as delegated by project manager/director required Experience in change management required
Experience in intra-system design highly preferred

What You Will Get:

At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program

Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.

To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.

Exclusions apply

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


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Physical Demands
6 A Customer Service