Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • IS Business Analyst

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2018 8:35 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    We are looking for an IS Business Analyst on our Research IS team!


    • The Business Analyst will primarily be responsible for formulating and defining business requirements, project charters, and aligning the business objectives with Small, Medium and Large Information Technology projects.
    • The Business Analyst will facilitate the gathering of business requirements during the conceptual, initiation, and planning phases of new system implementations, large and small-scale upgrades of existing systems, and special focus projects.
    • The Business Analyst will be responsible for developing templates and processes that clearly define the requirement gathering process, ensures the business requirements are clearly translated into system requirements, and ensures each requirement is testable, as well as achievable.
    • The Business Analyst will work closely with the business to document clear business needs and processes to ensure IT and business objectives are aligned.


    1. General

    • Create and modify existing templates to clearly document business requirements, business cases, new project requests, and all the functional and non-functional requirements to align business objectives through the strategic application of people, processes, and technology.
    • Develop requirements documentation in accordance with industry standards and methodologies.
    • Assist in documenting business requirements to provide detailed cost estimates for small, medium, and large projects. Defines business case, project charter, and known requirements for approved projects.
    • Assists project managers as needed on defining current and future state process maps, business requirement documentation, and identifying measurable project goals that aligns with the business objectives.
    • Facilitate meetings to detail our current and future state business processes, functional and non-functional requirements, stakeholder needs assessments, and cost/benefit analysis in order to align information technology solutions with business strategies.
    • Conduct the analysis of business processes and user needs, defines business requirements and assists in the recommendation of appropriate solutions.
    • Demonstrate strong decision making skills and is able to provide recommendations and implement policy and process improvement opportunities. Identify options and evaluate alternatives for systems and processes to meet business requirements.? Maintain documentation to reflect current business practices.
    • Obtain documentation sign offs as appropriate for every project assigned.
    • Assist in developing project schedules which details the begin/end dates, tasks, resources, milestones, and expectations of all project resources (people, equipment, vendors, systems, services, expenses, etc.).
    • Contribute to the definition of project goals, alignment of those goals with organizational goals and ensure success criteria are defined during project initiation.
    • Appropriately set and manage customer and team expectations.
    • Establish meeting agendas in advance of meetings; coordinate attendees and their contributions/deliverables for each meeting; manage meeting times and topics; at the end of each meeting summarize important decisions made, what action items are due and by whom, when the next meeting will occur.
    • Effectively utilize appropriate tools to communicate business requirements and strategies to a broad audience.
    • Ensure business requirements are developed, approved, tested, and implemented.
    • Assure disaster recovery, security, and availability is addressed as a part of the requirements analysis for every project including performance and on-going system maintenance requirements.
    • Assist in applying firm-but-flexible change control to balance necessary change and scope creep. Does thorough analysis of scope change impact when requested.
    • Accurately scope out timeline impact and difficulty of each requirement for larger projects.
    • Clearly identify and communicate business impacts of potential changes.

    2. Project Quality Management

    • In conjunction with the Project Managers, Managers, and Directors, manage the external vendor relationship ensuring optimal performance and project outcomes.
    • Align business goals and requirements in the project scope and define measures to determine if these goals were obtained.
    • Establish processes to ensure that system requirements, project testing, and project outcomes satisfy defined requirements and project success criteria.
    • Is accountable for defining clear, testable requirements for all assigned projects, as well as ongoing quality and process improvement for the project.
    • Ensure test plans and scripts are in alignment with the business requirements.

    3. Planning and Budgeting

    • Minimize unplanned, unexpected business requirements that impact the project?s timeline, budget, resources, and quality.
    • Assist in developing the business analysis timeline for all projects assigned and contributes to the required project timeline to meet the agreed upon requirements.
    • Responsible for ensuring overall business requirements are met for all projects assigned.

    4. Project Management Office Team

    • Work with PMO to enhance project management techniques and methods.
    • Work with Managers and Customers to ensure unified goals are being met.
    • Help to streamline PMO methodology when applicable.
    • Provide recommendations on improvements for methodology and resource utilization.
    • Mentor others team members on the requirements gathering Methodology and Tools.

    5. Information Assurance

    • Knowledgeable of and adheres to Nationwide Children?s Hospital policies, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines governing privacy, security, and disaster recovery/business continuity.
    • Develop, implement, and/or maintain systems following IS Information Assurance policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines and industry standards to address security, privacy, and disaster recovery/business continuity needs to protect Nationwide Children?s Hospital information and resources at established, defined levels.
    • Actively protect sensitive, classified, and confidential information.
    • Use and access systems and information only for authorized purposes and in accordance with security procedures and guidelines to perform job duties as assigned.
    • Maintain individual accountability for security controls and measures (e.g., individual passwords are not shared with other users).
    • Report suspected security and/or privacy incidents following established Nationwide Children?s Hospital procedures.

    6. Teamwork, Collaboration, Professionalism, and Leadership

    • Set the example and provides leadership when working with other staff in functional or cross-functional teams to meet goals, objectives, and responsibilities.
    • Set the example in establishing and maintaining a professional demeanor and being accountable for their performance.
    • Set the example for establishing a team atmosphere by interacting with others in an honest and straightforward manner, listening to and valuing the opinions and ideas of others, sharing knowledge, and helping others to accomplish goals.? Develop and maintain expert level knowledge and skills in technical and professional areas.
    • Mentor and train staff members in areas of specialty.
    • Be an example in representing the NCH, the project team, PMO and IS as One Team. Be positive and respectful in all interactions generating optimism and energy in one another.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Knowledge of standards, best practices, methodologies, and frameworks associated with a healthcare industry, business process management, and the IT discipline
    • 1 to 5 years of experience in requirements analysis, project management, and systems implementations.
    • One to three years previous healthcare experience desirable.
    • Strong skills in use of technology and requirements analysis tool and techniques.
    • Excellent communication skills with all types of employees and management. With a strong ability to communicate effectively with executive level management.
    • Proven experience in creating business requirements for small to large-scale IT project management and systems implementations.
    • Proven track record in successful project completion (testable requirements, business goals clearly defined and met).
    • Knowledge of operating systems, application development, database management, interface engines.
    • Proven experience in recommending and creating templates to help streamline processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple medium to large scale projects simultaneously while effectively meeting all deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability in team development, management, and consensus-building.
    • Knowledge of information systems principles, methodologies and assumptions required.
    • Ability to modify work schedules and practices to meet job requirements; requires occasional overnight travel.



    • Position requires ability to talk, listen and type.
    • Ability to interact with customers and information systems personnel.


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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