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University of Utah Health Applications Systems Analyst, Principal in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


This posting is for a Principal Application Systems Analyst on the IT Applications’ Strategic Alignment and Coordination Team. The primary responsibility will be project leadership of the Epic Updates among other duties to ensure and demonstrate project value.

This is hybrid position in the Salt Lake City, UT area. Candidate should be local to the area, or willing to relocate.

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Principal Application Analysts are experienced in Application Analysis and repeatedly demonstrate the ability to independently analyze and produce accurate and thorough project documentation and deliverables, including project benefits, feasibility, requirements, scope, risks, and justification. Principal Application Analysts demonstrate a solid understanding of the organization's products, clinical/ business processes, and development life cycle. They mentor and are sought out by less experienced analysts for their product and application analysis knowledge. Principal Application Analysts typically are assigned complex projects and/or situations that have a high degree of customer exposure or company liability. They may work on multiple projects simultaneously This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Leads and participates in team, project, operational and stakeholder meetings that include duties related to projects and daily operational activities.

  • Delegates system issues and routine work orders to junior analysts for resolution. Mentors junior analysts to complete routine tasks on time with quality outcomes.

  • Leads and manages projects and teams. Executes high complexity and larger impact. Applies project management methodology and utilizes standard project management for software in development and maintenance or project plans. Demonstrated ability to lead teams across applications and organizational units outside of ITS.

  • Documents data elements, data movement, interfacing applications and shared data elements. Develops process controls, implements security processes for supported applications. Demonstrates mastery of application and system integration points as well as master files. Guides and mentors existing and new team members.

  • Leads the implementation of complex features and new projects. Analyzes new functionality in releases to determine how/if it should be used. Presents information to stakeholders and governance for prioritization and approval.

  • Performs intake of information regarding potential system enhancements. Researches and analyzes new functionality including alternative solutions and recommends options to stakeholders and governance for prioritization and approval. Assists with all aspects of implementation life cycle.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Expert knowledge and working build experience in assigned applications. In depth understanding of system integration with internal and external applications.

  • Demonstrates mastery of application and system integration.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work under high stress conditions in a changing environment.

  • Flexibility in accepting assignments, including on call and overtime activities.

  • Organizational and analytical skills, ability to prioritize.

  • Strong technical management and technical problem resolution skills.

  • Knowledge of operational healthcare hospital workflows.

  • Knowledge of system configuration, data tools and concepts, techniques, industry best practices, tools and standards.

  • Knowledge and skills in project management methods with an ability to demonstrate methods when needed to lead projects.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree, or a clinical discipline (nursing, pharmacy, advance practice clinician); or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained by education, training and direct experience in healthcare IT.

  • Ten years experience in an applicable clinical or business related healthcare or healthcare IT function.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Experience or certification using or working with Epic or another electronic healthcare system.

  • Experience with hospital workflow analysis for development of electronic solutions with assigned applications.

  • Experience organizing and managing detailed information and working with and leading teams.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Non Indicated

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 64222

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical

Location Name Information Technology Services

Workplace Set Up Hybrid


State UT


Category Information Technology