Programmer/Analyst III - IS Systems Application - F/T - Days - 4163
University of California Irvine Medical Center - Orange, CA

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Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title: Programmer/Analyst III

Position Number: 10005660

Reports to: IS Manager 2

Working Title: Programmer/Analyst III

Cost Center: IS Systems Application (8542)

Bargaining Unit: None

FLSA: Exempt

Job Code: 7275

Date Created: 02/12/2013

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40.00

Position Summary:
Incumbent provides financial coordination for assigned financial, clinical application, and QUEST projects. Provides IS project financial analysis, planning, consulting, and tracking for software and system integration projects. Accountable for the project budget development and management, including purchase order initiation, reconciliation, and invoice management, as well as a procedure for reviewing improvements in the department’s financial tracking processes. Functions as the key financial point of contact for the UCI teams associated with the assigned project. Has responsibility for customer satisfaction as it relates to all project coordination and finances.

Salary Range:
Rate Minimum $66,700.00 Maximum $118,000.00

Essential Job Functions:
The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

% Effort

IS: Complies with all IS policies, procedures and standards, including project financial tracking tools/methodologies, HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations associated with Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Maintains technical knowledge of system standards related to the project and the IS protocols. Maintains knowledge of the healthcare information systems industry, emerging technologies, and relevant laws and regulations to insure appropriate decision making throughout the implementation process.


IS: Administers policies and procedures as needed to ensure consistency with Medical Center practice. Maintains continuously high levels of user contact, attends relevant meetings, and actively participates in organizational activities and functions as key contact and coordinator for project financials to ensure budget compliance and management. Provides effective training to staff as needed regarding project financials and tracking. Functions as a role model.


IS: Leads and assists in development of policies and procedures as it relates to the assigned project financials. Obtains/runs analytical reports as necessary to support expected project budget outcomes. Provides reporting to project oversight groups on such topics as budget, projections, and overall project financial health and to make recommendations for resolution of identified issues.


IS: Independently identifies and resolves complex problems and issues that arise in and outside of the project. Ensures that the project implementation includes the review of processes within the department to ensure the optimal financial status. Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team. Serves as system support as necessary.


Assists managers, project managers, and directors with annual capital and operational budget process, variance tracking, reconciliation, invoice processing/reconciliation, and other assigned duties. Provides regular status/dashboard reports to management regarding project, team, and department financial health as well as recommendations to improve where needed.


Total Effort:

Core Organizational Functions:
Quality Improvement: Strives for high quality performance and takes initiative to make improvements and deliver results.

Resource Management: Demonstrates accountability, discretion and sound judgment in using or managing university resources.

Teamwork: Builds effective relationships across work groups by treating fellow employees with courtesy, respect and inclusiveness; maintains a positive attitude and takes responsibility for assignments.

Personal Achievement: Sets and achieves personal goals to advance career-related skills, knowledge and abilities and helps others to improve their skills.

Customer Service: Values and delivers high quality service to all customers through effective application of the UCICARE principles: Understanding, Communication, Involvement, Commitment, Action, Respect Environment, and LAST. Knows and complies with all customer service standards as outlined in the Service Excellence Handbook.

Required Qualifications:
Strong analytical skills and proactive and creative problem solving skills

Ability to work within team structures and across functional teams

Ability to translate complex information to a novice level and to understand the needs of the university and translate that into solutions

Detail oriented, a quick study and self motivated

Strong leadership skills including the ability to motivate others

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Must demonstrate good presentation skills

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and to analyze and interpret data in order to draw valid conclusions for complex business issues

Experience managing budgets and project financials

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Minimum 2 years of project accounting, budgeting, or coordination experience with a healthcare IT department, or healthcare organization

Bachelor’s degree in finance, or a financial-related field, and/or equivalent work experience

Ability to multitask within a dynamic and fluid work environment

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of medical and academic industry structures

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms ]] >