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Senior Programmer Analyst, Decision Support Services

Job ID 113373 Date Posted 10/09/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • ISD Decision Support Services
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time
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Sr. Programmer role within IT utilizes toolkits, utilities, and programs, to support, enhance, and maintain vendor supplied applications. This role is responsible for application programming, consulting with users and stakeholders to determine software, business, and system functional specifications. The Sr. Programmer analyzes complex requirements, designs, builds, and evaluates existing or proposed solutions, prepares specifications and diagrams, and logic flowcharts. Programs, tests, documents and implements complex scripts, reports, interfaces, applications, data fed dashboards, and utility jobs. Brings competency to programming duties required to support Sharp's environment in a highly available manner. Promotes the effective and efficient use of programming resources and facilitates client workflows. Will manage IT project initiatives, provide planning activities, and act as a mentor to peers. Exercises discretion with independent thought and judgment. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Sharp HealthCare's Information Systems Department was rated “Best Hospital IT Department” in the large hospital category by HealthCare IT News and is nationally recognized within the health care industry. Sharp HealthCare’s IT department is consistently ranked in the top “100 Most Wired HealthCare Systems” by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine and recently ranked in Computerworld's "Best Places to Work", Sharp HealthCare was ranked #1 in the Pacific region.

The Clinical Interface Team is a small group of experienced professionals responsible for the development and management of the interfaces within Sharp Healthcare.  This team is a part of the Enterprise Analytics division within the IT infrastructure.  The team is a part of a larger group of analytics team members that provide a great place to learn, produce and have fun while delivering quality results and success to our customers.

Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.


This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County.



8-hour day shift, full time


Required Skills and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in excess of five (5) years.
  • Must have strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Must have Knowledge of clinical and business operations in a healthcare environment.
  • Must have knowledge of hospital and clinic culture, regulatory requirements (e.g., JCAHO), and health care requirements as it relates to information security and privacy (e.g., HIPAA).
  • Must have proficiency in the applications supported by the department, Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, and Project Web App.
  • Must have proficiency in programming languages required for the position.
  • Must be able to calmly and professionally respond to frequent deadlines for reports and related tasks, and to prepare work and presentations on short notice.




Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Certifications that portray advanced level of proficiency relevant to the job responsibilities.
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Programmer Analyst role.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a health system preferred, or related subject matter experience



Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability

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