WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Application Systems Specialist

3 weeks ago
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Information Technology
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking an Application Systems Specialist.  Responsible for training, support and administration of assigned application systems within a business, clinical or academic or research unit.  Manages design and maintenance of security, work flows, reporting and auditing for assigned applications.  Acts as a liaison between application stakeholders and the IT department. Position is within the IT department and is assigned to a specific unit.  Performance benchmarks are established between the IT department and the assigned unit, and are periodically evaluated.



  • Provides administration for various application systems
  • Develops workflows within a business, clinical, academic or research unit
  • Provides and/or assists in creating regular and ad hoc reports as requested
  • Conducts audits and maintains integrity of data systems and document files
  • Establishes and maintains up to date processes and reporting documentation
  • Assists with development and/or revisions of standard operating procedures for assigned unit
  • Acts as a liaison between third party vendors and the business, clinical, academic or research unit as needed
  • Leads and participates in the planning and testing of system updates
  • Assists with ongoing training and support of new and existing users within the business, clinical, academic or research unit
  • Responsible for assisting in the orientation and training of employees, contractors, students and volunteers on various application systems
  • Recommends process improvement
  • Assist with special projects
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
  • All other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree/experience combination
  • Minimum three years’ experience working as an application specialist or comparable position
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data reporting and schema mapping
  • Ability to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend, and transmit complicated and detailed instructions accurately

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. The program leading to the MD degree was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and the inaugural class began in 2014. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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