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UT Health Application Specialist in Epic Cogito Module (Business Intelligence) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Application Specialist in Epic Cogito Module (Business Intelligence)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Information Technology

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210001TW

Position Summary:

We are looking for an Epic Application Specialist who will function as an analyst in our Business Intelligence area. This role will need to be certified in Cogito from Epic as well as have Cogito Tools Administration Certification. This employee will be responsible for the ongoing design, build, testing, validation and support of any and all assigned Cogito modules across the health care system. They will work with operational stakeholders and IT technical staff to troubleshoot Epic system issues and problems, capture requirements for new initiatives, and aid in the planning and execution of project plans. Work with end users to help communicate improvements needed for business processes and contribute directly to the success of the UTHealth mission from a technological, clinical, administrative, and financial perspective. Cogito handles all of Epics reporting tools, so prior use will be required.

This is a full time role that will be classified as exempt. You will work in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. This facility is on both Metro bus and rail lines. It will require the employee to be on-site or at the very least reside in the State of Texas after employed in the role.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Obtains and maintains expertise in the support and optimization of assigned Epic Cogito module(s).

  2. Works cohesively with stakeholders to provide system support including analysis, build, and testing of requested changes, and analysis of new functionality of applications.

  3. Reviews, builds, tests and implements new functionality via System Upgrades and Special Updates.

  4. Works and manages multiple tasks with guidance/assistance.

  5. Demonstrates timely, effective, and efficient troubleshooting of software and workflow issues and defines mitigation plan for resolution with minimal guidance.

  6. Assists in the development and documentation of internal procedures to use in conjunction with Epic applications.

  7. Meets build deadlines as communicated by Application Director.

  8. Develops and maintains system documentation to enable ongoing support and maintenance of the Epic system.

  9. Performs unit testing of application configurations and build in appropriate non-production environments, to identify defects and create resolution plans accordingly.

  10. Participates in the creation of relevant and meaningful test scripts for application, integrated, and end user acceptance testing.

  11. Performs testing in a structured manner, follows any defined test scripts, and documents results.

  12. Follows established guidelines for system change control.

  13. Creates and maintains documentation for change management.

  14. Collaborates with peers to ensure process design, interface development, testing, and end user training are performed to quality standards.

  15. Performs basic project management activities for the development and implementation of system changes and small projects with minimal guidance

  16. Develops applications specific reports; provides technical specification and assistance to report developers as needed.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.


You should already have certification in the following:

  • Cogito Certification

  • Cogito Tools Administration Certification

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or a related discipline; equivalent years of related experience in health care or information technology will be considered in lieu of education requirement

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in a health care related field required. Large scale health care systems planning and implementation experience on application software products preferred. You will have had to have worked with Epics Cogito module already.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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