Senior Programmer Analyst, Department of Student Health and Wellness

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-08
Req: R0020920
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness is seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst. The Senior Programmer Analyst formulates and defines system scope and objectives based on client needs. The Analyst devises or modifies procedures to solve moderately complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. They are responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. The Analyst possesses higher level technical skills and application of skills to their work, variation in activities, long-term assignments, latitude to apply skills to solve routine problems without review, and some latitude to devise the approach and method to performing assignments. They perform routine, daily activities without supervisory intervention, seeking assistance when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems arise. For longer-term assignments, they work under immediate supervision. They train, serve as a resource, and provide guidance to employees on routine problems, processes, and policies. Their interactions are typically with fellow team members, but they may also interact with assigned student, faculty, and/or staff clients, external vendors or service providers.

The Senior Programmer Analyst's responsibilities include:

Application Development

  • Maintain contact with Directors and Executive Director, individually and as the Leadership group of Student Health to identify priorities for development, and support.
  • Provide technical assistance to Information Services staff with programming projects.
  • Serve as liaison with VPSA, ITS, MCC, and other internal and external departments as needed.
  • Plan, recommend, and justify information systems development.
  • Maintain Medicat, a SQL-based Medical Clinic Management software application used for scheduling patients and providers, tracking patient billing records, and tracking clinical data.
  • Work closely with the Medicat vendor and information services staff to ensure design enhancements do not adversely affect data integrity. Perform scheduled upgrades. Consult with clinical staff to ensure MediCat meets their needs.
  • Design and develop applications, including web-based applications, using tools such as MS Access, SQL, .Net.
  • Develop and manage applications for quality reviews
  • Develop and manage a reporting system that responds to business, clinical and leadership needs.
  • Oversee the receipt of lab data
  • Manage user access to external clinical systems (as in Rcopia, LabCorp Beacon)

End User Support

  • Support end users by developing training materials and providing one-on-one as well as classroom training.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software and communications issues and serve as help desk backup.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline
Experience: At least one year of experience. Significant relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

The successful candidate will pass both a background check and a drug screen. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for 'Senior Programmer Analyst.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for R0020920, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by January 22, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time