Sr Applications Analyst - Cloud and Advanced Technologies

Houston Methodist

  • Houston, TX
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F
Job Summary

At Houston Methodist, the Senior Application Analyst position is responsible for expert level support and configuration of assigned applications, planning and execution of complex, unique software, hardware and data enabled initiatives, and high end computational clusters in a research environment. The position entails assisting, training and supporting customers and junior analysts with the operation and administration of systems. The Sr. Application Analyst trains and mentors more junior analysts. The Sr. Application Analyst works with customers at all levels in the organization to enhance their understanding of available tools to enhance operational efficiencies. The Sr. Application Analyst takes a lead role in architecting and leading technical aspects of multiple projects, proactively manages and troubleshoots issues within related IT teams and manages change. The Sr. Application Analyst provides high level administration of applications and ensures quality delivery of application availability. The Sr. Application Analyst ensures the services provided contribute to the successful accomplishment of the mission of the department. The Sr. Application Analyst makes recommendations regarding budget projections and project management. Proven progressive experience with desktop and server operating systems, cloud computing, VDI, advanced networking technologies and protocols, and enterprise application support in a healthcare, research or academic environment is preferred.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25%
1. Acts as liaison between work teams and departments. (EF)
2. Facilitates team and client meetings and delivers informative, well-organized presentations. (EF)
3. Serves as role model and mentor to other team members through both formal and informal methods. May train newly on boarded or more junior team members. (EF)

1. Facilitates working group sessions with relevant departments to identify and drive requirements to improve Business Processes. Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships. (EF)
2. Sets customer expectations, prioritizes tasks, and delivers solutions on time. Proposes solutions to problems and considers timeliness, effectiveness, and practicality in addressing client needs. (EF)
3. Manages customer expectations and deliverables through meetings, phone calls, presentations and written reports. (EF)

1. Oversees and monitors multiple large- scale projects within multiple functional departments. (EF)
2. Establishes project plans and objectives to ensure goal attainment within defined parameters. Implements and supports large, complex applications with technical experience in systems analysis, design, building, testing, and implementation. (EF)
3. Communicates potential project and implementation issues, plans for resolution, and produces status updates to all stakeholders including customers and Management. (EF)
4. Creates custom solutions or advanced configuration options to solve operational or workflow issues. (EF)

1. Coordinates and provides problem resolution, technical analyses, costs and resource estimates, work plans, workflow documentation, and progress reports on assigned projects. (EF)
2. Applies project management methodology standards to communicate and successfully accomplish assigned projects within budget guidelines. (EF)

1. Seeks out opportunities to remain relevant with regard to current and leading technologies. Evaluates and recommends technologies for growth and long term planning. (EF)
2. Partners with team members to support a learning environment. Seeks opportunities to lead or facilitate IT and business initiatives across IT. (EF)
3. Participates in professional development. Completes Individual Development Plan. (IDP) (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

o Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or related field or experience working as a licensed clinical or certified IT professional. An additional four years experience in addition to the experience listed below in lieu of Bachelors or licensed clinical or certified IT professional experience.

o Five years experience in IT or clinical or business workflow required
o Experience supporting large scale clinical, ancillary or business environments

o Certification within six month of hire if appropriate to assigned application. (i.e. Epic) Epic certification must be maintained.

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Expert ability and skill to troubleshoot system problems and to engineer expert solutions with IT customers and vendors.
o Expert technical skills to support multiple applications and projects simultaneously
o Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and ability to apply them to large scale system implementation
o Strong knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical or business information systems.
o Demonstrated leadership skills
o Expected to be proactive in all areas of responsibility

Work Attire Yes/No
Uniform No
Scrubs No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved) No
On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within Yes
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside Yes
of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job:
Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

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