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Fairfield Medical Center Programmer/Analyst in Lancaster, Ohio

Job Description

Job Title: Systems Programmer Analyst

Pay Grade: $25.38-$40.61

Reports to: IS Application Manager

Department/Job Code: 1-8400-4330

FLSA Status: Salaried/Exempt

OSHA Exposure Level:

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Applications Manager, prepares system specifications for application services, designs, codes and tests applications, web pages and data for implementation of new or modified programs. Meets with users during the development state and again to demonstrate the new or modified programs. Performs maintenance, updates, data validation and upgrades as needed. Develops documentation and trains users. Performs other duties as needed.

Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance to the established FMC policies, procedures and guidelines.

Job Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree or higher is required or equivalent experience


Programming Language Required:

  • Cerner Custom Language (can be replaced with C+ and SQL experience)

Programming Languages Preferred:

  • Classic ASP

  • Javascript

  • VBScript

  • PHP

  • Powershell

  • Java-Android development

  • Swift –iO/S development

  • Joomla (internet web development tool)

Database Experience Required:

  • Cerner EMR database structure

Database Experience Preferred:


-SQL Server Management Studio

(3) MySQL

(4) Oracle

Additional Experience Required:

  • Experience as a programmer analyst preferably in Visual Basic (VB.Net)

  • Report writing

  • Business Objects Application

  • Web Designer experience preferred

Job-related Skills:

Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills; ability to problem-solve and facilitate resolution to issues; demonstrates ability to handle multiple priorities; ability to make independent decisions.

Organizational Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Mission and Service Values

  • Empathy – Demonstrates a willingness to understand others’ perspectives, without labeling or judging; treats others with compassion and is personally engaged in providing patient and family-centered care.

  • Integrity—Takes responsibility for own words and actions; has passion and courage to do the right thing; delivers on promises and commitments; is honest and achieves excellence in all things through ethical and legal behavior.

  • Stewardship—Uses FMC resources wisely; respects the time and resources of patients, family and peers; shows pride in FMC and gives back to the Center and community with time, talent and /or money.

  • Agility—Demonstrates courage to take initiative to find creative solutions; anticipates concerns and responds promptly; minimizes bureaucracy and explores opportunity for growth.

  • Teamwork—Works collaboratively, not in silos; treats others with courtesy and respect; assumes good intent and welcomes differing viewpoints; creates a spirit of belonging and fellowship within FMC; embraces the FMC culture.

  • Commitment and Engagement

  • Quality—Demonstrates commitment to improve individual performance and contributes to team accomplishments and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Safety—Creates and maintains a safe and clean work environment and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate individuals.

  • Service—Recognizes and anticipates the needs of customers and strives to surpass customer expectations; utilizes AIDET, TeamSTEPPS and other tools to avoid and/or resolve concerns with the best possible outcome.

  • Sustainability—Demonstrates timely, accurate and cost-conscious use of resources in the daily work.

  • Personal Engagement

  • Organization Commitment—Complies with FMC policies, procedures, work instructions and guidelines; reports compliance or ethical concerns to appropriate personnel; does not gossip but works to create a positive work experience with others.

  • Personal Commitment—Demonstrates ownership of the job; willing to step up and help others; works across departmental lines; is fully present at work—physically and emotionally; maximizes own talents and that of others.

  • Personal Growth—Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning; completes all mandatory education and participates in learning events/opportunities/experiences to enhance on-the-job performance.

Essential Job Functions

  • Job Expectations and Responsibilities:

    • Under supervision of the Applications Manager, prepares system specifications for new programs following FMC programming specifications and naming conventions.
  • Designs, codes and tests programs, web pages and data for implementation of new programs.

  • Performs report writing and Business Object system management

  • Meets with users during the development state.

  • Demonstrates new or modified programs.

  • Develops documentation and trains users.

  • Assists with micro-code and software changes.

  • Proficient in Database management (SQL, Oracle, etc).

  • Experience\Understanding of Microsoft IIS server.

  • Experience\Understanding of Web page development (VB.Net, ASP, Etc).

  • Understands the use of arrays, tables and data areas.

  • Performs database maintenance, repairs, backups and recovery.

  • Meets with users to develop project designs.

  • Designs, codes and tests new systems (VB\Java Script).

  • Codes modifications and tests changes.

  • Maintains documentation of current, modified and new systems.

  • Experience/Understanding of Cerner EMR database structure.

  • Experience/Understanding of Cerner Custom Language (can be replaced with C+ and SQL experience).

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Familiarity with HL7.

Physical Capacity Demand

Medium Work: Exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10-25 pounds of force

frequently, and/or a negligible up to 10 pounds amount of force often.

Job Considerations

Psychological/Mental – analytical abilities, memory, problem-solving and creativity

Physiological- Potential Exposures: Electrical equipment

Cognitive-Communication and collaboration with other co-workers, physicians, other employees, and patients and families; prioritizing and time management; persuasiveness and judgment

Environmental-no special considerations Protective Equipment- no special considerations