ANNOUNCEMENT OF Professional Vacancy

Professional  Rank: SL-3 Descriptive Title: LEAD PRGMR ANLST- APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Salary Range: $44,530.00-$94,649.00+$3,026.00* Line Number: Line# 23474
Additional Position Information: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 9am - 5pm. Days of week: M - F. Hours per week: 37.5. THIS POSITION IS REVISED.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Lead Programmer Analyst will develop and support departmental HL7 system interfaces between various healthcare applications to ensure database integrity across systems. The Lead Integration Programmer/Analyst will be responsible for enhancing, configuring, coding, testing, documenting, maintaining and troubleshooting interfaces on systems deployed by or supported by the Health System. This position works closely with other internal staff, vendors, clinics, and hospitals to ensure quality patient care. The selected candidate will serve as a technically proficient systems integration resource. This role requires an understanding of complex integration models. Systems integration includes the sharing of Clinical, Financial and other applications data via HL7, XML and other protocols between multiple clinical and financial systems. In accordance with the assigned responsibilities the incumbent is expected to be technically proficient in the use of the current HL7 programming. Duties and responsibilities include the following: Serve as a Lead Integration Programmer by performing analysis and designing integration mapping to accomplish successful integration between multiple systems within and outside of the Enterprise using appropriate HL7 and XML standards and Integration Tools. Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve interface issues in Allscripts eLink, Cerner Open Engine and various clinical, financial and other applications. Provide strong technical expertise in Interface development and support around HL7, CCD/CCDA and Direct Secure Messaging. Work closely with other Developers and Management on HL7 development and deployment issues. Develop, build, and testing of new interfaces using HL7 standards and other proprietary interface models with Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager EMR, various ancillary systems and Vendors. Refer integration problems as required to vendors. Identify new features and capabilities to enhance system usability, HIE expansion, and user adoption. Sustain integrity of integration systems through application updates and upgrades. Review release notes, determine impact to downstream systems, make necessary configuration changes and perform integrated testing. Assist with maintenance of integration infrastructure including routine support, upgrades, problem diagnosis and performance tuning.


All successful candidates must undergo various background checks, maintain credentials required for continued employment and adhere to the SUNY-DMC UHB Principles of Behavior.   Clinical Faculty and Allied Health professionals must receive and maintain Medical Board authorization.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Science, Computer Science, Business, Engineering, or related business degree combined with at least four years’ experience in a similar role in a Healthcare Technology department. 4+ years of experience in interface development and support within a healthcare environment. 2+ years of experience working with the Cerner Open Engine or similar interface engine. Experience with HL7 interface design and development with practical experience implementing projects. Proven experience with building and maintaining Document, ADT, Orders, Result, Dictation, Scheduling, Dictionary, Charge, and Conversion Interfaces. Hands on experience working with HL7 message types such as ADT OBX and ORM. Proficiency with HL7. Knowledge of programming languages such as Unix, SQL, Oracle or other scripting languages. HL7 Data Conversion Mapping and SSIS package knowledge is desirable. Experience and familiarity with Healthcare Provider platforms and technologies. Consultative approach to solving complex integration problems. Ability to see the big picture and recommend strategies based on detailed understanding of current state as well as future direction. Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle (requirement, design, development, testing, deployment, support). Strong analytical and communication skills. PREFERRED: Integration experience with Cerner Open Engine, Allscripts eLink, Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager or other EMR, Cerner Eagle, Lab, Banner and other Healthcare ancillary systems. HL7 Certification.
Posting ID: 15058 Ref #: A/PR-23474-17
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to ==>
Please include: Job Title( LEAD PROGRAMMER ANALYST ), Line( 23474 ) and PostingID( 15058 )
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Closing date for receipt of applications:

Internal Consideration Program: Open Until Filled Off-campus recruitment: Open Until Filled

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.