This Lead Application Architect provides expert leadership in the architecture and design of applications. The Lead Application Architect works with customers to document and analyze business need and provide documented solutions and recommendations. Strategic lead between business partners and Health IT.
Collaborates with customers to review business requests.
Provides documented solutions and recommendations for business requests.
Maintains documentation on application and integration architecture.
Develops and maintains governance of application and integration architectures.
Defines and ensures compliance to enterprise reference architecture.
Defines future technology strategy, standards, roadmap from current to future landscape.
Contributes to integration as well as the functional and technical design of applications.
Provides mentorship of staff
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES (EXPERT): - Is a recognized expert and authority in applications standards and procedures. Responsible for weighing the risk of developing an application within the total corporate architecture. Establishes standards for state-of-the-art products and mission-critical procedures which require the highest level of expertise and knowledge.
APPLICATIONS SYSTEM DESIGN - (EXPERT): - Is considered an expert in conducting systems design tasks and structured systems design, if applicable. Called upon to design systems for the most demanding and sensitive mission-critical applications. Often consulted for reviewing systems designs to assure accuracy, completeness and integrity.
APPLICATIONS SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE (EXPERT): - Is a recognized enterprise-wide expert and authority on the Company's systems architecture. Used as an internal resource for strategic direction regarding corporate systems architecture. Takes a lead role in preparing strategic plans for computing architecture. Stays abreast of new and emerging technology and evaluates their potential for improvement on the systems architecture of the company.
Organizational Impact: Plans and sets own objectives to deliver against responsibilities that have a direct impact on the near term results of a system or institution.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Solves highly complex problems and recommends solutions that may have broad impact to the function.
Breadth of Knowledge: Viewed as the technical expert at VUMC within a professional area and a broad knowledge of other professional areas.
Team Interaction: Leads complex project teams; coaches and guides team members and develops strategy for project execution.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P5):
Develops Self and Others: Acts upon constructive feedback from all levels of the organization and initiates strategies to develop talent in others.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Leverages relationships and insight to forecast potential future needs and influence delivery of work to exceed expectations.
Communicates Effectively: Anticipates different audience concerns, styles and finds mutually beneficial solutions across conflicting and sensitive issues.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P5):
Serves Others with Compassion: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of broad-based issues and considers the interests of others to improve satisfaction of services.
Solves Complex Problems: Critically evaluates complex information and identifies trends/ risks to make recommendations to improve processes across areas.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing feedback and development discussions to motivate and support team members to maximize performance.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P5):
Performs Excellent Work: Anticipates problems or obstacles which may interfere with quality standards and develops plans to ensure area's quality standards are met.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Routinely draws upon valuable learning from others, past experiences, and new information to determine key opportunities.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Develops appropriate corrective actions for unsafe environments in order to ensure operational and safety compliance.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P5):
Demonstrates Accountability: Identifies potential obstacles to goal achievement and develops solutions to address those obstacles.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Creates the appropriate systems and processes to effectively manage resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Applies in-depth knowledge of data to recommend and implement new approaches to improve decision making capabilities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P5):
Generates New Ideas: Identifies opportunities and leads development of new initiatives that create value across areas.
Applies Technology: Creates the energy and drive for self/others to identify and leverage technology in new, innovative ways to drive greater efficiencies.
Adapts to Change: Anticipates the change process and clearly communicates impact on others/own team(s), assisting them in embracing the change.
About the Department:
HealthIT provides the best health information technology tools that support Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of:
Delivering distinctively personalized care
Improving the health care of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally
Providing transformative learning programs
Supporting compelling discoveries
Our tools, which form the digital arteries of VUMC, are either developed in-house by our innovative product teams or selected from the most cutting-edge solutions available in today's ever-changing marketplace. Our 500 colleagues provide ongoing support over each product's entire lifespan, ensuring that the tools are meeting the evolving needs of the Medical Center's 24,000 colleagues.
Our solutions are driven by the incredible work and research of our colleagues throughout Vanderbilt and supported through a close partnership with VUMC Information Technology (VUMC IT) . The strong collaboration among our teams means that VUMC can respond to clinical and operational issues with agility and innovation. Together, we ensure VUMC remains a leader in its pioneering use of healthcare information technology.
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.