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Senior Application Architect-Surgery - (11878)

Universal Health Services
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Senior Application Architect-Surgery - (11878)

Facility Name
UHS Corporate Office
TREDYFFRIN, PA 19087 US (Primary)
Career Area
Information Technology
Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

The Corporate IS Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Senior Application Architect-Surgery.

The Senior Application Architect collects and translates user requirements for surgery into actionable concepts and designs related to people, process, and technology. Works closely with both corporate operations and field level surgery departments and the coder community ensuring all products are implemented and utilized per corporate standards. Creates high-level specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems and platforms.  Designs, develops, codes, tests, debugs and documents company business applications.  Works with technical analysts to develop and test required functionality. Coordinates integrity of company core models and maintains detailed documentation.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures business needs are clearly understood, documented and communicated.
  • Leverages thorough understanding of business process and system processes to make recommendations and propose technical/non-technical solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Participates in business requirements gathering sessions with the business owners and key technical resources.
  • Translates the business and user requirements into system requirements.
  • Acts as liaison with the vendors, development teams and business users to create and finalize end-to-end technical solutions.
  • Ensures design and construction meet quality standards and that the testing and operational readiness tasks are conducted and produce quality results.
  • Evaluates and identifies new technologies for implementation.
  • Manages all aspects of all projects assigned from preparing project schedules and estimates through final implementation.
  • Maintains focus on key strategic and/or project priorities despite conflicting demands.
  • Serves as an agent for innovation not only for applications, but also for delivery issues and incidents.


Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • 8+ years' experience in clinical applications.
  • 5+ years’ experience with surgery operations.
  • Excellent time management, communications, decision making, presentation and organization skills.
  • Working knowledge of version control systems, requirements management systems and incident tracking systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, and management to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to accurately analyze information and make sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and accountability for achieving results.
  • Project Management - familiar with project management principles.
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organizational and flexibility skills in a team-oriented environment.
  • Mastery of unit testing, software change management, software release management.
  • Is proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


License or Registration Requirements: RN Required 

Travel Requirements: 5-40% domestic US travel at times (depending on projects).


This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off


UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


Posted: 2018-12-18 Expires: 2019-01-16

Universal Health Services

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