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Specialist, Cerner Layered Technologies

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Ongoing Position: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011
Location:  Victoria, BC, Canada

LOCATION:         Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC

As one of BC's six health authorities, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides a comprehensive range of health services to the 760,000 residents of Vancouver Island. VIHA is honoured to be selected as one of BC's and Canada's top employers three years running. With 18,000+ employees, VIHA offers an attractive remuneration and employer-paid benefits package. VIHA has made a strategic commitment to advance the use of information and technology to support the delivery of safe, quality care.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Platform and Integration Services, provides day-to-day direction and leadership to staff supporting the Vancouver Island Health Authority's (VIHA) clinical platform systems. You will provide consultation to Project Directors and Project Managers engaged in developing health solutions in the areas of architecture and system roadmaps.

As the Specialist, you will lead the analysis, development, implementation and maintenance of VIHA applications with a focus towards clinical solutions at the foundational level.  Duties include reviewing the evolving trends in the health industry with specific attention to Clinical application technologies, for example Cerner, contributes to the planning and presentation of the IM/IT CERNER roadmap and making recommendations and creating plans for changes to meet day-to-day business requirements and future business needs.  Collaborating with the technology team, you will ensure timely and appropriate service infrastructure to support the roadmap as well as making certain that technology, best practices and process standards are implemented in a consistent manner across the region.


Supplementing your Bachelor's Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, you have 6 years' recent relevant experience including leading project teams through technically complex planning and implementation exercises. Your background should include relevant experience in the following:

  • Application development using varied combinations of .NET, Java, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML, CSS
  • Common database platforms including Microsoft SQL Server and ORACLE 10r2 and newer
  • Common OS platforms including Windows Server, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux
  • Formal software development methodologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of human factors/visual design best practices in software development
  • Knowledge of operational support best practices such as ITIL
  • Advanced visual design skills and effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write scripts to automate administrative tasks

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