Application Developer - Orders

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21005539

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking an Application Developer to design and/or modify components of complex clinical application systems. This person will work in partnership with the Orders team, Willow team, Epic, Subject Matter Experts and Health Care Information Systems to support strategic planning, daily operations, and assist with technology planning to maximize user and organizational effectiveness.

Primary duties include:

  • Workflow analysis, optimization, application build, testing and implementation of Epic System software related to Orders management application. 
  • Monitoring production issues, testing special updates, and system documentation.

The ideal candidate will have experience acting as a contact for the support, configuration, and development of at least one enterprise application; experience working with end-users to define system requireme nts and understand business needs; ability to write technical specifications for complex integrated systems; and basic project management skills. All positions require use of a pager and providing some 24 x 7 on-call support.


  • Salary: $53,000 to commensurate – Paygrade 4B
  • The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.
  • Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA

Education Required:
Bachelor’s 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 healthcare workflows processes typically 3-5 years of experience for an Application Developer role.
  • Experience contributing to an integrated information system implementation cycle through areas such as design, workflow analysis, build, training, implementation, testing and support
  • Demonstrated experience working with end-users to define system requirements, understand business needs and convert business requirements into functional/technical specifications for complex integrated systems build
  • Demonstrated ability using programming languages and/or tools for customizing vendor application software
  • Experience working with vendors to analyze system and integration requirements
  • Experience communi cating technical information effectively to technical and non-technical staff at the verbal, written and presentation levels
  • Demonstrated job-related experience and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting an EMR in an ambulatory or hospital setting
  • Experience with any of the following: orders or medication management in a Healthcare setting, pharmacy, ambulatory, inpatient or procedural workflows
  • Clinical experience related but not limited to the following: certified pharmacy technician, nursing, or medical assistant
  • Epic certification related but not limited to the following: Inpatient Orders, Order Transmittal, EpicCare Ambulatory, EpicCare Inpatient, or Willow Inpatient
  • Experience collaborating with technical and non-technical staff on system implementation projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with basic project management
  • Proven ability to write application test scripts

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.

Note: This position may require COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

About HCIS:

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

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: 77986

Posted 6 days ago

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