Systems Analyst II - IS Clinical Applications

 
Position: Systems Analyst II - IS Clinical Applications

Job ID: 143226

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: IS - Clinical Information Sys

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.     

Summary:

We are searching for a Systems Analyst II  for clinical applications – someone who works well in a fast-paced healthcare setting dealing with critical patient-care applications. In this position, you will be in a role implementing, supporting, and maintaining clinical software solutions. The Systems Analyst II supports applications that are critical to patient care at the point-of-care, such as bedside level or operating room. Imagine how critical a vitals monitor is to an infant in our NICU area, and you have an idea of the importance of this role.   

 

You will be joining a team of 10 members who are system analysts and application architects supporting clinical software solutions and point-of-care medical device integration with various clinical support systems.  Solutions include Code Care Team closed-loop communication tools, real-time capture and access to patient-care information, and point-of-care data monitoring and archiving.   You need to bring on an understanding that data has to be accurate and effective for these applications to provide the right level of care at a critical level.

 

This is an opening  that requires an analyst who understands critical support of clinical software solutions for complex departmental systems (such as Cardiology, Pathology, Renal Dialysis, NeuroSurgery), as well as application architecture (such as databases and server/client relationships) and design.  The employee will also have a project manager role to evaluate possible solutions with clinical partners for new / existing systems and implement them with a technical team. 

  

This employee will need to have the skills to interact with all levels of people in the organization – technical and biomedical staff, nurses, vendors, clinical leaders, directors, and even surgeons.  You will be asked to conduct training and presentations on various applications we support.  Also there are on-call rotations that the entire staff participates in.

 

The Systems Analyst II must be comfortable gathering information, and then building and testing  to make sure the data and applications are working properly. 

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Supports and maintains the system on a daily basis
  • Translates users’ needs into detail requirement specifications
  • Supports the system installation through the implementation cycle
  • Performs configuration analysis for system design associated with small and less complex projects
  • Analyzes system problems and modifications
  • Coordinates implementation and upgrades of systems
  • Provide training to employees on new applications when released
  • Participate in an on call rotation as needed


Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or GED

    • Four (4) years of experience in information systems
      • Bachelor’s degree will substitute four (4) years of work experience; Master’s degree will substitute for two (2) years of work experience
      • Up to one (1) year of clinical patient care and/or clinical research experience may substitute for the one (1) year of required information systems experience on a month to month basis
  • Clinical application support experience
  • Understanding of application architecture and design
  • Knowledge of healthcare-related operational processes
  • Knowledge of IT business systems best practices
  • Familiarity with Electronic Data Interchange standards (like HL7), data analysis tools, and data processing best practices
  • Clinical training and documentation experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly with clinical users, operational leaders, technical services, biomedical engineers and vendors

 

  • Knowledge of computing systems, interfaces, and Hospital standard software - especially biomedical devices
  • Familiarity with applicable operating systems used by the Hospital and data processing techniques and practices
  • Project management, planning, and process mapping skills as it relates to process improvement
  • Group presentation, leadership, and team building skills
  • Written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Point of Care medical device integration experience required
  • EPIC experience a plus
  • Familiarity with software licensing and maintenance contracts


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