Epic Certified Beacon Analyst

posted on October 26, 2017

Job Description

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Type: Permanent

Description:

  • The Epic application coordinator (Beacon) will have primary responsibility for the design, build / configuration, testing, validation, and ongoing support of the Epic application(s).
  • They will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining in-depth knowledge of the software functionality, and acquiring / utilizing knowledge of the operational workflows to be implemented with the Epic system.
  • The application coordinator will gain in-depth knowledge of the software by attending application support training and completing application certification projects and tests.

Key Abilities for This Role Include:

  • Understanding of the organization and the user community in the application coordinator’s assigned area
  • Ability to lead meetings, prioritize, resolve conflicts, managing issues, and oversight and implementation of project plan activities
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to probe for information about the underlying needs of the organization and user community, which directly influences how the system will be built
  • Coordinate and lead validation sessions of clinical content
  • The application coordinator implementing Epic Beacon will have clinical knowledge of Treatment Plans, Therapy Plans, and Research Protocols.
  • A technical understanding of how build decisions affect things like patient registration, scheduling, ordering, and releasing of treatment and therapy plans, and financial implications of oncology practice.
  • Familiarity with oncology practice and workflows.
  • Strong understanding of integration points within oncology, including scheduling, lab, radiology, billing, and inpatient.

 Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or related applicable experience (prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field; Pharmacist)
  • 5 years of Healthcare experience (prefer 7+ years of Healthcare experience)
  • Must complete required training for product implementation and pass certification within 90 days of training completion
  • Prefer: Pharmacist

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Maintain regular communication with vendor implementation representatives.
  • Work with implementation representatives and the organization’s business community and end users to ensure the system meets the organization’s business needs
  • Assume application expertise by obtaining and maintaining Epic certification for the assigned application(s) within the required timeframe.
  • Achieve an in-depth knowledge of assigned application(s) and its relationship to other applications.
  • Participate in project plan development and monitoring project milestones
  • Participate in design and validation sessions and ensure appropriate documentation, follow-up and issue escalation occurs.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of workflows, data collection, report details, and other technical issues associated with Epic software. Provide application expertise to facilitate discussions and decisions.
  • Work with department representatives to analyze needs and translate these into system design.
  • Participate in development, execution and sign off of system testing.
  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation on system configurations and technical components.
  • Troubleshoot problems identified by team members and end users.
  • Escalate issues and risks to project leadership.
  • Collaborate with the training team(s) in the design and development of training programs.
  • Provide application expertise to the project team and advisory groups.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of application go-live and post-live activities.
  • Follow established guidelines for system change control.
  • Identify potential system enhancement needs.
  • Introduce best practice options for future-state workflows and processes.
  • Collect information regarding potential system enhancement needs
  • Analyze new functionality in releases to determine how and if it should be used.
  • Coordinate ongoing software updates and changes.
  • Review and test new software releases.

 

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