Programmer Analyst II - Center for Healthcare Data

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Programmer Analyst II - Center for Healthcare Data

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001H8

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 II to join the Center for Healthcare Data as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. 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. In this position, you will work with senior staff to create the coding required to extract data to support researcher questions. You'll be 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 and project managers, 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!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Consults with and analyzes the users’ needs to ensure the programming and resulting data extract fulfills required needs.

  • Analyzes/designs system flows and develops/codes program specification to ensure the agreed upon requirements are met.

  • Writes, tests, and implements computer programs. Codes straight-forward to moderately complex programs and ensures 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-through with project team members and reports 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.8. 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, social determinants of health datasets a plus.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of programming experience.

Physical Requirements:

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.

Security Sensitive:

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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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 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 Benefits

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 UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees 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.