Programmer Analyst III - Center for Clinical Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Programmer Analyst III - Center for Clinical Research

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Information Technology

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000129

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.

The Programmer Analyst for Pediatric Healthcare Quality Innovation is a team player skilled in translating customer/client needs into data requirements, providing technical guidance in obtaining/managing data, and delivering actionable analyses or visualizations for the purpose of clinical/operational quality improvement initiatives. Exercises latitude in designing/analyzing data system flows, developing data specifications, extracting data using available systems/programs, and managing data as needed with the end product in mind. Needs to be an effective listener and communicator with close attention to detail that is willing to work in a highly dynamic setting

The Programmer Analyst will lead, organize, and manage multiple clinical healthcare quality projects in Pediatrics. This includes programming high-quality data solutions (via data extraction, manipulation, and visualization) and working directly with end users to accurately address functional and technical specifications.

This is a dynamic, developing team focused on healthcare quality innovation. The ideal candidate will work closely with this well-established group: well as a world-class Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School (here:

Once you join us you wont 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 days, 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’ well-being 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 Location:

UTHealth Houston, Department of Pediatrics - Pediatric Healthcare Quality Innovation

McGovern Medical School @ 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, Hybrid (Remote & On-Site)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Designs and documents the program or series of programs which will best meet the needs of the client/user.

  2. Ensures that the specification provided are thorough and detailed in order to avoid problems in coding development.

  3. Adheres to the departmental standards for program specifications and ensures the documents are approved by the client and supervisor.

  4. Consults resources materials as needed.

  5. Codes moderate to complex programs and ensure that the programs conform to departmental standards.

  6. Thoroughly and adequately tests all functions of the program prior to submitting it to the lead analyst or manager for quality review and verification.

  7. Prepares the proper paperwork and follows correct procedures for implementing new programs or changes in production.

  8. Responsible for the maintenance of completed/existing programs and systems.

  9. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

Three and a half 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

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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.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.