Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Senior Clinical Applications Analyst - Information Systems, Full-time - 39003 in Chicago, Illinois

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SRAlab is committed to Information Systems staff implementing new strategic solutions, providing systems support and filling the integral role of supplying future services to the Institute's patients and clients.

The Senior Clinical Applications Analyst is a primary resource for systems administration, configuration, deployment and support for clinical information systems. This position requires minimal guidance and supervision, working within a general framework established by management. Performs as leader for projects of varying sizes and complexity as they relate to clinical information systems. Works with clinical areas in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for clinical applications. Facilitates workflow analysis and software design solutions to enable the clinical area to achieve its goals. Serves as coach/mentor for Clinical Applications Analyst team members. Complies with corporate and departmental policies and demonstrates excellent communication skills.

The Senior Clinical Applications Analyst will consistently demonstrate support of the SRAlab statement of Mission, Vision and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the Institute.

Principal Responsibilities

1. User Support n

The Senior Clinical Applications Analyst must satisfy user support responsibilities by:

+ Supporting existing clinical applications including installing upgrades, providing enhancements and problem management.

+ Resolving support issues according to Information Systems policies, providing documentation to Clinical Applications Analysts for future reference.

+ Providing consultation on process analysis and design, recommending alternative solutions, both automated and manual, to meet those needs.

+ Acting as liaison between Information Technology vendors and internal departments.

+ Serving as liaison to major user groups, including Nursing, Physician and Allied Health, on information systems issues.

+ Serving on or leading appropriate SRAlab committees.

+ Providing after-hours on call service as required.

2. n Project Support n

The Senior Clinical Applications Analyst must satisfy project support responsibilities by:

+ Facilitating and supporting system installation through the implementation cycle.

+ Determining goals and objectives of each project and identifying all stakeholders, taking into consideration the provision of quality patient care, user needs and potential for cost savings through reduction of work steps.

+ Identifying customer functional requirements and translating functional requirements into system design, ensuring that systems deliver the desired capabilities to meet the needs of the users.

+ Assisting with product selection based on identified functional requirements.

+ Participating in the design and deployment of medical device and foreign system interfaces between 3 rd -party systems and Cerner Millennium.

+ Developing a project plan with timelines and milestones based on priorities and resource requirements.

+ Defining roles and responsibilities related to the project.

+ Developing and implementing a communication plan to include project progress.

+ Developing conversion/migration requirements and life cycle plans including designing, configuring, testing, debugging, implementing and documenting phases.

+ Configuring Cerner modules.

+ Developing detailed Unit Test plans, executing tests to erify configuration satisfies design requirements, and updating configuration based on results.

+ Developing and documenting Integration Test and User Acceptance Test plans based on functional specifications.

+ Managing vendor relationships.

+ Documenting and managing issues and problems including establishing a course of action to ensure that goals and objectives are achieved.

+ Coordinating handoffs to operations, support and technical staff in Information Systems.

+ Developing documentation for training, maintenance and support, including problem resolution and escalation decision trees.

+ Complying with Policies and Procedures regarding IT Change Management.

+ Working with clinical representatives after the conclusion of IS projects to measure results of initiatives.

+ Maintaining current knowledge of trends in information systems.

+ Continually meeting certification requirements described in "Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required" by completing continuing education per Cerner Corporation's specifications.

3. n User Training: n

The Senior Clinical Applications Analyst must satisfy user training responsibilities by:

+ Assisting with development of plans, strategies and tactics for employee education to support new and existing system applications.

+ Developing end-user training materials for applications software as needed.

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