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Senior Epic Application Analyst, Beaker

Req #:  178506
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Information Systems
City:  Oak Brook
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

What You Will Do:

Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a good understanding of the Epic platform, applicable business systems and industry requirements. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Includes analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirement specifications. Performs and leads tests of software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects. Responsible to guide and advise subject matter experts, team members, and end-users through analysis, definition, verification, and validation to ultimately ensure that the evolving application meets the business and clinical needs.  



  • Develops technical and/or non technical solutions to moderate to complex business needs and changes by gathering, compiling and reviewing information and data, examining and evaluating existing systems and procedures, identifying alternate courses of action, developing tools and/or improvements using existing software packages and coordinating the development and implementation of new functionality and new applications with user and Information Technology staff.   
  • Competent to work at the highest technical level of most phases of systems analysis while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.  
  • Performs and assist other team members in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance functions. Resource for assigned application(s). Support and troubleshoot as needed. Respond to user calls as necessary.  
  • Effectively communicate with users addressing certain aspects of complex project requirements such as specifications definition/review, impact monitoring, user updates, training, needs definition and related support; effectively explain the functioning of the application software and related systems to the users. Communicates and interact with business and technical teams on problems, changes, and enhancements that may impact data, workflow and/or functionality.   
  • Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Possess expertise in the clinical service lines business unit plus an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities. Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between clinical service lines, business units and IT from initial requirements to solutions. 
  • Serves as an experienced Information Technology advisor providing users a better understanding of Epic platform and other computer software capabilities and limitations. Evaluates vendor offerings, software enhancements/review for adherence to technical standards, facilitate development, implementation and maintenance tasks, and maintain the integrity of programs and data.   
  • Analyzes business and clinical service line operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions. Assist in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology. May make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions and do feasibility studies.   
  • Prepares project plans, which includes definition, scope, resources and schedules; prepares a detailed project timeline and budget estimate and completes programs and projects within established budget and deadlines.   
  • Coordinates of all aspects of assigned system development, implementation, operation and maintenance; including application design, development, testing and documentation, development tool, network and operating system maintenance and system performance monitoring. Works to assure maximum system availability and data integrity. Coordinates the development of reports, queries, forms and screens to meet process and information needs of users.      


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Computer Science or related field.
  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in an IT or clinical environment with working on moderate to complex business process mapping, analysis, defining business and user requirements, acceptance testing and documentation.  
  • 5-7 years’ experience with clinical laboratory workflows and processes required.
  • Certification Addendum:  Current Epic Beaker Certification preferred but not required.  Team members will obtain within 6 months and maintain annual educational requirements for EPIC certification(s) as required by department.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.