Lead Application Developer

University of Iowa Health Care

Job Reference #: 21004869

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Lead Application Developer to provide administrative and technical leadership for the project team enhancing and supporting the Epic Grand Central applications including Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT), Bed Planning, Transfer Center, Patient Transport, Environmental Services (EVS), BCAWeb Data Entry, and Rover mobile applications for EVS and Transport.

Core duties include:
• Provide technical leadership, direction, and technical support for the development, configuration and ongoing maintenance of Epic applications.
• Collaborate with administrative and clinical application owners and stakeholders to identify critical functional requirements for new or revised applications.
• Develop technical design and procedures for new or revised applications.
• Lead the review and analysis of system problems to identify solutions and/or make appropriate referrals.
• Develop and maintain detailed project plans associated with system development, deployment, and ongoing support.
• Develop standards for documentation to ensure recovery capability, as well as satisfactory and stable performance of the platform(s) and all applications and processes.
• Provide administrative and/or functional supervision over assigned staff.
• Provide some 24x7 on-call support.


  • Salary $80,000 to commensurate (Pay Grade 6B - https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-scientific-pay-structure-b)
  • Generous benefits package,
  • 24 days paid vacation per year to start 
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related application development/support experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in the development and/or support of applications used by non-technical customers to support and enhance business processes, typically 7-10 years for Lead Developers in leadership roles, including experience with programming tools and a comprehensive understanding of database technologies
  • Experience acting as the primary contact for the support, configuration and development of at least one healthcare enterprise application or area of functionality
  • Experience working with end-users to define system requirements and understand business needs and convert business requirements into functional/technical specifications for complex integrated systems build
  • Experience working with application owners and/or vendors to analyze system and integration requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with basic project management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical staff
  • Demonstrated job-related experience and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in the management of application development staff (functional or administrative)
  • Demonstrated experience supporting any of the following system configuration/workflows in an ambulatory or hospital setting: Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT) or inpatient workflows, Bed Planning, or Registration systems
  • Epic certification related but not limited to the following: Grand Central (ADT), Prelude, or EpicCare Inpatient
  • Experience collaborating with technical and non-technical resources on system implementation projects
  • Proven ability to write application test scripts
  • Familiarity with health care revenue cycle practices
  • Experience working with HL7 interfaces
  • Experience working with the Mumps programming language (M code)

About Health Care Information Systems:

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.

HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff

To Apply:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. A cover letter is desired as part of the application process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Job ID: 77303

Posted 3 days ago

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