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Cerner Solutions Design Lead

Cerner Solutions Design Lead

Job Description

The Sr. Cerner Analyst is to provide implementation support for selected Ascension Health Ministries with the Support of Cerner Solutions.  Travel to Health Ministries is required. 

The Solution Architect will work with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project; develops enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms.

The Solution Architect proposes changes in process, policy and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles; viewed as a technical expert and critical resource across multiple disciplines.


  • Designs and oversees build and support of integrated Cerner solutions, demonstrating an expert understanding of the applications and technical architecture
  • Identifies and mitigates risks when introducing new Cerner solutions to an existing footprint
  • Manages Cerner design, testing, interface, requirements, configuration, and security documentation
  • Supports change control process
  • Serves as a Cerner expert resource to others
  • Acts as liaison to Cerner and coordinates efforts between Cerner and AHIS technical resources
  • Works collaboratively with Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) and Health Ministry clinical leadership to resolve identified Cerner issues
  • Reports status to supervisor
  • Able to work flexible hours depending on organization needs
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with Cerner support required
  • Consulting experience preferred
  • Experience working in complex / multi-facility environment preferred
  • Experience working in a virtual environment preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Products
  • Proven experience working on projects in a team environment
  • Collaborative relationship builder
  • Results oriented
  • Takes initiative and works independently

Strategic Sourcing Program – Associate Job Description Supplemental

Working Independently

An associate working in strategic sourcing will be expected to produce high quality work with minimal to infrequent direct supervision, while meeting the timelines of assignments.  The associate must be able to create channels of support independently of a team environment when necessary.


Communication is the foundation for success in this role.  Superb communication quality, frequency, accuracy, and timeliness are assumptions for someone working in a consulting role.  This applies to both project deliverables and the needs of the strategic sourcing program leadership for both written and in person communication.

Meeting the Needs of Separate Parties

An associate successfully serving in the capacity of a strategic sourcing resource must be able to balance and meet the needs of both the ministry receiving services and the leadership of the strategic sourcing program.  This dual reporting relationship is different from other roles.  Meeting the needs of multiple parties simultaneously is required to be successful. 


Travel for the AHIS associate serving can and will frequently be 80%.  A consultant will be asked to do this to maximize the time on location when needed at the local ministry.  Intense weekly travel will be necessary with many projects for extended periods of time.


Establishing relationships with local leadership teams will require an ability to be both flexible and adaptive when on assignment.  A successful candidate working as a strategic sourcing associate will excel at communication, the ability to self-direct and execute, and an ability to cope with the challenges of intense periods of travel. 

Conduct and interactions with local ministries must be executed in a way that not only build confidence in the local project and project team, but in the capabilities of AHIS to operate successfully at the national level.  The professional behavior of a strategic sourcing resource must match and exceed the large responsibility of working virtually, and in person, across the nation with little supervision.

Special Knowledge

Serving as a consultant requires not only expert knowledge in the applications, implementation, and workflows of clinical systems.  A successful candidate will know how to research and present knowledge back to project teams and project leaders.  The ability to synthesize information from multiple sources of data to create new knowledge will be frequently required. 

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Cerner Solutions Design Lead

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