St. Mary's Good Samaritan Senior EHR Application Specialist - Clinical Documentation in St. Louis, Missouri


Role Purpose:

The Senior Application Specialist has advanced knowledge of specific areas of the electronic health record (EHR). This role often operates independently with responsibility for building and testing the EHR through multiple phases of project implementations and creating build documentation. Lead peers in completing small-to-medium projects. Must have advanced knowledge and understanding of workflows and interdependencies with EHR. Mentor and train less experienced team members.


  • Understands the EHR at an expert level in order to independently and competently build the system and support end users. Works with end users and clinical network groups to encourage maximum usage of applications. Positive change management and communication with end users to ensure their acceptance of the application.

  • Develop strong peer relationships and use leadership skills to manage small-to-medium project teams in the successful implementation of new functionality.

  • Independently mentor Application Specialists as they develop their EHR skills. Additionally, regularly provides guidance and training to less experienced personnel

  • Identifies and tracks/documents reported problems. Analyze issues that may arise, develop options, implement solutions and escalate to leadership as needed. Identifies areas of common practice and implements opportunities for standardization.

  • Collaborate with peers and operational partners to identify ways in which applications can support workflows and configure/build accordingly. Follow documentation standards for build.

  • Coordinates application enhancements by identifying needs, analyzing benefits, identifying process changes and impact of enhancements within the parameters of governance standards.

  • Participates in developing and maintaining test scripts and plans. Independently performs unit and integrated testing.

  • Ensure that data interfacing into applications meets business needs; both for ongoing interfaces and one-time data conversions.

  • Analyze end user jobs in order to make recommendations regarding application security.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • EHR Certification

  • 3-5 years related experience

SSM Health Integrated Health Technologies –

At SSM Health Integrated Health Technologies, information systems and clinical engineering systems come together to form a hub of technology for SSM Health - an integrated delivery network with hospitals in four states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. It is based in St. Louis with locations throughout our system. It has been honored four times with Missouri Quality Awards since 2002 and has been recognized as a national leader in the adoption of an electronic health record.

Benefits Statement:

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Organization: SSM Health Integrated Health Technologies

Primary Location: Missouri-St. Louis

Job: Professional Services

Req ID: 18014665