Programmer Analyst II - Center for Health Care Data
Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Programmer Analyst II - Center for Health Care Data
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Category: Information Technology
UTHealth Houston School of Public Health
Requisition #: 230002RV
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
We are looking for a Full-Time Programmer Analyst to join the Center for Health Care Data as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. In this position, you will be responsible for analyzing datasets, developing program specifications, writing and maintaining programs, coding and testing programs, and providing production support. This position encourages creative thinking and depends on working productively with many team members, including public health researchers and advocates, clinicians, statisticians, IT system experts, project managers, policy experts, etc.
Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…
Free financial and legal counseling
Free mental health counseling services
Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
The Center for Health Care Data (CHCD) has a series of projects related to service contracts, outcomes research, and research on population health and health outcomes. The Programmer Analyst II works with senior staff to create the coding required to extract data to support researcher questions. Responsible for analyzing datasets, developing program specifications, writing and maintaining programs, and coding and testing programs. This position encourages creative thinking and depends on the ability to work productively with a wide range of team members including data scientists, experienced programmers, biostatisticians, project managers, etc.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Consult with and analyze the users’ needs to ensure the programming and resulting data extract fulfill the required needs.
Analyzes/designs system flows and develops/codes program specifications to ensure the agreed-upon requirements are met.
Writes, tests, and implements computer programs. Codes straight-forward to moderately complex programs and ensure that the programs conform to departmental standards
Tests programming thoroughly to ensure all expected results are verified and discrepancies are resolved.
Adheres to departmental standards to ensure the consistency of product produced.
Participates in structured technical and functional walk-throughs with project team members and reports the status of programming to team members/clients on a regular basis to ensure a full understanding of the program and the status of completion.
Resolves problems that arise with existing data systems to ensure the efficiency and proper functioning of programs and systems.
Other duties as assigned
- Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and programming.
Experience with SQL, statistical analysis programs such as SAS, R, or STATA
Any programming language PL/SQL, python is a plus
Knowledge of administrative healthcare claims, electronic medical records, and social determinants of health datasets is a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.
- Two years of programming experience.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!
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 Houston 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 Houston 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.
UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.
UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
In addition, all UTHealthHoustonemployees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.
Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.