Covenant Health

Programmer Analyst Associate

Covenant Health Corporate
Department Name


Covenant Health



SeniorProgrammer Analyst 

Full-Time, Day Shift


Covenant Health Overview:

Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.


Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer. 


Position Summary:

Under general direction, responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned programming projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Ensures that technical and functional aspects of applications are operating correctly and available for all users. 


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-374-5391



  • Takes programming projects from original concept through final implementation. Defines project scope and objectives and conducts project meetings. Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, computer services, and client services. Provides analytical guidance to project team.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks, reviews vendor deliverables and evaluates vendor proposals for purchases of hardware, software, and technical services to assure adherence to technical specifications.
  • Analyzes proposed and actual projects in terms of the feasibility of using information systems.
  • Prepares long- and short-range plans for application selection, software systems development, systems maintenance, production activities, and for necessary support resources.
  • Plans and recommends changes to the capacity of the operating system and its configuration.
  • Prepares cost estimates for current and proposed projects, reflecting the equipment.
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written.


Minimum Education: BS in information systems, computer science or a related field or equivalent work experience in functional area with training/emphasis on programming.     


Minimum Experience: Minimum of six (6) years of related work experience required; experience in healthcare environment preferred.  Has solid understanding for business or function for which application is designed.  Able to work under general direction.  Has IT project management experience.


Licensure Requirement: None



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