Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford IT Systems Analyst IV - IS Ambulatory (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Information Technology

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Reporting to the Department Manager, the Epic Ambulatory Applications Analystwill work independently, with minimal direction, on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various complex factors. Within defined parameters, s/he will exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results for the purpose of managing and planning technology system implementations and enhancements to Epic and other existing technology systems. Responsibilities include designing systems to support defined business requirements and assisting in the implementation of technology systems by leading small project teams. Will develop client specifications, assist with planning and coordinating client testing and training personnel; and provide a formal support turnover to the support services responsible for production support.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for researching, planning, installing, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining Epic Ambulatory Module and other technology systems based upon the workflow analysis. Utilizes analysis by collaborating with end users, other team members and consultants.

  • Ensures the design, configuration and enhancement of software meets the patient care and business needs.

  • Ensures system upgrades are completed per organization policy.

  • Identifies areas for workflow and process improvement. Develops solutions and collaborates with the team and management to implement these solutions.

  • Respond thoroughly and promptly to the needs of end-users, and meets Service Level Agreements as defined in conjunction with our customers. Manages customer relationships and follows issues through to closure.

  • Develops effective relationships with end-users and other team members to enhance the timeliness and effectiveness of technology solutions

  • Supports the technical teams and end-users with project and support activities. Actively participate and communicate with the project teams. Prepare and deliver effective support by seeking a thorough understanding of the team’s goals and objectives.

  • Prepares detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining system capabilities and workflows.

  • Develops training, testing, and security plans to ensure design meets defined business requirements. Coordinate plans as needed.

  • Functions in the role of project manager or project coordinator for small projects. Assures smooth turnover of projects, both at the initiation as well as at the conclusion, to support services within IT as well as in customer departments.

  • Acts as liaison between Clients and IT Department personnel in addressing abnormal operating conditions. This includes opening, updating, and documenting resolutions in the problem management system, as appropriate.

  • Assists in the development of the IT Department’s policies and procedures and recommends to management suggestions for improvement.

  • Provides support for all assigned applications.

  • Remains current in available health care information system applications, business conditions, and trends.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties related to responsibilities listed above as assigned.

  • Recommends and develops responsible, supportable solutions to support requests.

  • Promotes teamwork and cooperative efforts, has strong interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a wide range of people, including peers.

  • Maintains a clean, safe and unobstructed work area; practices good safety habits; and utilize appropriate safety equipment.

  • Uses current tools for Tracking IT Service Requests.

  • Follows IT standards and policies regarding the use of scheduling tools: E-mail, Voice-mail, On-call, etc.

  • Promotes use of current hardware and software standards.

  • Understands and apply appropriate quality improvement processes.

  • Displays effective verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work related field/discipline from an accredited college or university

Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge and understanding of business requirements, technical designs/specifications and project implementations

  • Knowledge and ability to assess business requirements, and provide production support and services

  • Knowledge of structured analysis concepts, problem management concepts, and organizational analysis with a focus on information systems

  • Knowledge and ability to analyze complex factors and select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for the purpose of managing and planning technology systems

  • Knowledge of technical applications and interfaces typically used in healthcare environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of the integration of information systems with specific organizational business needs and plans

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions

  • Ability to research and interpret relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

  • Ability to foster effective relationships and build consensus

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job

  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes

Physical Requirements and Working ConditionsThe Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.