Epic Prelude/Grand Central Certified Analyst

posted on February 7, 2018

Job Description

Location: Baltimore, MD

Type: Permanent


  • Ideal candidates must have 5+ years of experience building Epic modules, including Epic Prelude and Grand Central applications.
  • This involves building departments and handling registration for Ambulatory, patient movement, patient transport, bed flow/bed planning, etc.

General Summary:

  • Under limited supervision gathers and analyzes user needs for developing and modifying Epic Prelude and Grand Central applications in the healthcare environment.
  • Includes providing complex application support, writes documentation and specifications.
  • Analyzes complex results, proposes solutions and/or recommendations in addition to building, configuring and/or modifying applications using existing application tools.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.
  • These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
  • Performs and coordinates complex analysis, design, development, testing and support services for assigned application applications.
  • Responsible for and oversees day to day tracking and follow-up on issues and questions of daily operations.
  • Performs and coordinates application analysis and impact analysis of new or different applications, processes or changes.
  • Provides complex application support and guidance to end users and provides technical guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Serves as point of contact for resolution of complex application problems.
  • Able to quickly assess problems and identify resolutions.
  • Coordinates development of application testing scripts and conversion plans.
  • Participates in testing as assigned.
  • Makes recommendations and provide alternatives with regards to various development and support initiatives.
  • Prepares written documentation of various types; application documentation, analytical reports, functional specifications, training manuals, status reports, etc.
  • Creates, evaluates and instructs/teaches other.
  • Participates and/or leads projects, estimates costs, time frames, staffing requirements and prepares cost justifications for assigned project.
  • Uses status reports for project oversight.
  • Validates the designing for each application assigned, under the control of the change management application and user development request.
  • Prepares and validates complete applications documentation for operations and sets programming specifications for user departments.
  • Provides input and assists with the development of departmental policies and procedures as they relate to the use of clinical applications.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health, science, or business field, or an equivalent level of professional experience required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Additional Certifications may be required; Epic Prelude and Grand Central version 2015 Certifications are ideal.
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in information applications, including one year performing programming or applications analysis, or equivalent, such as business analysis, is required.
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform and teach analysis and problem-solving principles with emphasis in user relations, data gathering techniques, and management information applications to IT staff is required.
  • Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop complex specifications for all aspects of applications, and familiarity with problem analysis, hardware/software configurations and application integration.
  • Able to teach application functionality, design standards, process changes to the end user community and train the trainer.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the integration/relationship between and among organizational applications.
  • Effective customer service skills, with the ability to work with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to teach a project team of analysts, end users and consultants skills required to coordinate daily activities, delegate responsibilities, tasks and review/validate work.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary to advise and consult with user personnel and make formal presentations of project findings and recommendations.
  • Able to teach application functionality, design standards, and problem-solving tools.
  • Excellent organization skills; demonstrates confidence and creativity.
  • Adheres to applications security and control procedures in accordance with departmental, vendor standards and regulatory bodies.
  • Makes recommendations as necessary.


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