WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • IT Applications Systems Specialist

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/25/2019 9:08 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Target Salary
  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting a IT Applications Systems Specialist.  Responsible for training, support and administration of assigned application systems within a business, clinical, 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


    • Provides administration for various application systems
    • Develops workflows within a business, clinical or academic 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
    • 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 new 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 application specialist or comparable position
    • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in using personal computer equipment and related software
    • High degree of integrity to maintain absolute confidentiality
    • Demonstrated proficiency in data reporting and schema mapping
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills 
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines

    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 and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension 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. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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 the 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 $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    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. 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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