Programmer II
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
ACH has a nationwide reputation for developing leading edge solutions to healthcare problems using Microsoft Development Technologies. This position will develop solutions ranging in scope and complexity for use throughout the hospital to solve a wide variety of needs . The position requires not only technical expertise in SQL Server, ASP.NET , VB.NET and WinForms, but also the demonstrated ability to understand and translate business problems to effective technology solutions. Significant emphasis is placed on an individual’s ability to communicate with healthcare professionals, understand their needs, select appropriate technologies and quickly develop prototypes for user evaluation. It is expected that this individual will have a high degree of creativity and be comfortable working in an unstructured environment with competing demands for time and attention.

Position Duties

Work with the Project Manager, end users and other programmers to establish system design and architecture
  • Work with users, Team Leader, and other members of the group to determine a project specification
  • Help define and ensure understanding of business logic and process flow
  • Ensure comprehension of the business purpose through observation, discussion and evaluation of the end user process
  • Suggest and recommend innovative alternatives to solving problems

Program projects using agreed upon programming languages and standards
  • Follow the programming guidelines and standards described in the Developer Playbook
  • Investigate and understand the appropriateness and risk associated with new technologies
  • Follow established department processes for system deployment, testing and revisions
  • Continue to build programming skills through reading and practice of new tools and techniques

Communicate regularly with project team and produce system prototypes
  • Initiate project review meetings during the development life cycle with team members and end users
  • Prepare prototypes and written documentation to communicate ideas and vision to project team
  • Actively participate in the development lifecycle by anticipating problems and recommending alternative solutions

Focus on the business purpose and effectiveness of the solution in meeting the need in a timely way
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the business process and purpose of systems developed
  • Adjust and align development strategy to deliver a timely and relevant solution
  • Understand the cost/benefit of alternative solutions
  • Balance the risk of new programming approaches with the need for a fast, effective outcome

Be a team player in the SDG.
  • Participate in training initiatives for programmers and users
  • Attend and participate in regular programmer group meeting
  • Maintain knowledge of current and future technologies by attending developers conferences, training labs, reading, and experimentation with new technologies in the workplace
  • Highlight new technologies that have a potential to impact ACH and educate other members of the group
  • Undertakes projects for the VP/SDG and CIO on an as needed basis
  • Develop creative and innovative initiatives to improve the services offered by the department
  • Meet with the SDG on weekly basis to review current issues/projects

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: Computer Science • Experience Substitution: Or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Requirements

2 years total experience required • • which includes 2 years of programming experience in client/server applications experience
• which includes 1 year of experience with Microsoft Access/Visual Basic/SQL Server/Web Technologies experience


1 year designing, programming and implementing major computer systems preferred experience

1 year experience in a healthcare or consulting environment preferred experience

Skill Requirements

Exceptional programming skills in an array of client/server technologies

Excellent problem solving skills

Proven ability to be creative and find innovative solutions to complex problems

Keen analytical skills and an eye for detail

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand

Physical Activity - Walk

Physical Activity - Sit

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

Physical Activity - Talk or hear

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:

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As the only pediatric medical center in the state, Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) serves the youngest Razorbacks from birth to age...