IT Security Analyst Intermediate
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 7/27/2017

Job Description

Job:  Information Technology

Organization:  Adventist IT

Shift:  Day

Job Posting:  May 25, 2017, 1:52:59 PM

An Information Security Application Analyst manages user access control privileges associated with enterprise level mission critical applications. An Information Security Application Analyst makes sure that the implementation and all subsequent modifications to all business applications include adequate security and control measures. Working with application support and implementation teams the security analyst is an in-house application level subject matter expert who diligently assists with the improvement of application security at Adventist Health System.  A visible internal spokesperson for application security and controls, including segregation of duties, such an Analyst is charged with gaining widespread support of and compliance with application security requirements.

Working under general supervision, the Intermediate IT Security Analyst is responsible to understand and apply technology tools, systems, policies and processes that are required to ensure the protection of Adventist Health System data assets, Protected Health Information (PHI) and all forms of personal identity information. Applies standard procedures to ensure that all system users are properly identified and information/application access is granted based on the respective user’s job role.  The ability to protect these assets will require the application of skills in Data Security concepts and procedures; business analysis; testing and validation procedures; information systems auditing and reporting; project management and quality assurance processes. 

The Intermediate IT Security Analyst is responsible for the secure operation, reliability and integrity of Centralized Security Administration across multiple application platforms.  This will include the proficient development and application of system account administration, standardized security build, proper testing techniques, structured troubleshooting techniques and quality assurance processes. The Intermediate IT Security Analyst is responsible to insure that company policies and procedures are applied in regard to employee access to applications, levels of access within applications, approval methods, and approved authentication methods.

Under general supervision, this position will perform all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.  This position will work directly with the user community to accommodate user security and access needs.  Knowledge of security policies and procedures are required to ensure that the user community understands and adheres to necessary procedures to maintain good security practice.  The analyst will conduct routine and accurate security level auditing and evaluations as requested and provide management with appropriate status reports.  The analyst will assist in the auditing of new and existing information systems applications to ensure that appropriate controls exist, that processing is efficient and accurate, and that systems and procedures are in compliance with corporate and industry recognized standards.

The Intermediate IT Security Analyst will coordinate the testing of software to ensure proper access is granted and accessed as appropriate for the job role and application.  The Analyst work to resolve problems and keep management apprised of problem issues and resolution.   The Analyst is expected to understand business workflow and knowledge in order to properly grant user access levels, and ensure proper testing and quality assurance techniques are applied.  The Analyst should actively seek to gain industry recognized security concepts, guidelines, and regulatory requirements and where these should be applied within the organization.  

Job Requirements


•         Two year college degree or equivalent experience required. Four year degree preferred.  Experience may be substituted where appropriate.

•         2+ years design and build experience or administration in Cerner, another major EMR system, or other major system architecture required.

•         2-4 years experience providing customer support in a healthcare or technology oriented environment is required.

•         Working knowledge of healthcare industry and/or clinical physician practice is required.

•         Knowledge of industry recognized security concepts, regulatory agencies, and security best practice is preferred.

•         3-4 years experience in application security administration is preferred.

•         Expertise in Cerner, Morrisey, and P2 Sentinel architecture, security design and build strongly preferred.

•         Experience in Microsoft operating system and Office suite is required.

•         Strong interpersonal skills with a positive and enthusiastic “can do” attitude are required.

•         Ability to work independently is a must.

•         Ability to quickly learn systems with little or no documentation. Continuous learning of new systems, business processes and concepts are a must.

•         Ability to think critically and creatively

•         Must have the ability to work well with people of varying levels of technical abilities.

•         Excellent change management skills are required.

•         Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

•         Ability to analyze security needs to support business objectives is required.

•         Ability to create, maintain and communicate organized documentation is required.

•         Ability to travel occasionally as needed to support project implementation and assist with local compliance program assessment.

•         Ability to support multiple security platforms is required.

•         Ability to utilize industry support tools to support security building, auditing, reporting and support processes. (Snag-it, Excel, PowerPoint, CCL, Crystal Reports, etc.)

•         Ability to apply best practice techniques in troubleshooting, testing, and quality assurance.

•         Strong organizational, project, process and time management skills.

•         Ability to lead and implement small to medium sized projects. This will include all aspects such as user meetings, business analysis, project planning, training, and implementation.

•         In order to support and maintain the technology systems and services in our hospitals, Adventist IT employees must have the ability to receive calls and text messages 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

(Currently, our technology is automated to generate support tickets via text messaging. If the employee desires access to the Adventist IT network for Email, Calendar and Contacts, they should be made aware that all communication routes through our corporate server and is auditable.)

Job Snapshot

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.