Vanderbilt University Medical Center IT Business Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee


Understands business needs and defines technology and services requirements to maximize value under occasional guidance. Uses analysis techniques to lead change activities. Implements small projects or components of large projects.

KeyFunctions and Expected Performances:

  1. Key Requirements:

  2. 3 or more years of experience in BusinessAnalysis or related field

  3. Demonstrate the ability to interactdirectly with business stakeholders/subject matter experts to interpret,translate, organize, and simplify business requirements

  4. Experience working with JIRA orother agile software programs

  5. The ability to create User Storiesand Requirements

  6. Experience working with complexsystems in a fast-paced environment

  7. Understands various projectmanagement and software development approaches is helpful, particularly Agile

  8. Ability to adapt to rapidly changingpriorities and subject matter

  9. Strong self-organization andself-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through

  10. Excellent written and oralcommunication skills

  11. Core Accountabilities:

  12. Organizational Impact:Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affectand impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

  13. ProblemSolving/Complexity of Work: Analyzes moderately complex problems usingtechnical experience and judgment

  14. Breadth of Knowledge:Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area

  15. Team Interaction:Provides informal guidance and support to team members

  16. Core Responsibilities:

a. Provides leadership, expertiseand guidance on strategic business change projects.

b. Provides business/systems analysis forMedium/Large applications and systems

c. Leads business change anddefines business requirements and processes on projects.

d. Works closely with Project andBusiness Stakeholders to develop, refine, and communicate business andtechnical requirements

e. Serves as a resourceto testing and user support teams on expected system behavior

  1. Core Capabilities: SupportingColleagues

a. Develops Self and Others:Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to helpimprove performance and gain knowledge in new areas

b. Builds and MaintainsRelationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues andstakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand andstrengthen relationships

c. Communicates Effectively:Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication styleto suit different situations and audiences

  1. Core Capabilities: DeliveringExcellent Services

a. Serves Others with Compassion:Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders andcustomizes services to better address them

b. Solves Complex Problems:Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilitiesto interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions

c. Offers Meaningful Advice andSupport: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive mannerto increase employees' effectiveness

  1. Core Capabilities: EnsuringHigh Quality

a. Performs excellent work:Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directlyaddresses quality issues promptly

b. Ensures continuousimprovement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyondsymptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways toresolve them

c. Fulfills safety and regulatoryrequirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment andperforms routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring

  1. Core Capabilities: ManagingResources Effectively

a. Demonstrates Accountability:Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving criticalissues to closure

b. Stewards OrganizationalResources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectivelymanage resources for a department/area

c. Makes Data Driven Decisions:Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identifyand elevate opportunities

  1. Core Capabilities: FosteringInnovation

a. Generates New Ideas:Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources ormethods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches

b. Applies Technology:Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, andprocedures to address short-term challenges

c. Adapts to Change: Viewsdifficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement;actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements

  1. Technical Capabilities:

a. Business Analysis: Takes basicbusiness concepts and turns them into meaningful requirements.Participates in reengineering of processes. Communicates with customersand users to determine what their requirements are. Develops andspecifies requirements in enough detail to allow them to be successfullyimplemented by a project team. Create Mock Ups of screen designs andreports for basic business systems.

b. Business Knowledge:Understands customers^ business operations beyond single issues driving aproject. Demonstrates the ability to apply functional business knowledgeto successfully meet work objectives. Has worked closely withknowledgeable users and customers in meeting their business needs.Demonstrates a good sense of the business when dealing with others.Critically evaluates the customer implications of technological advances.Knows and monitors the competition. Able to interpret business data.

c. Business RequirementsDefinition: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfullydemonstrate knowledge of Business Requirements Definition in practicalapplications of moderate difficulty. Able to identify potential problemsthrough basic analysis and develop appropriate test cases to assureeffective testing of the application. Can analyze a Business RequirementsDefinition to determine processing flow, testing scenarios and userrequirements. Familiar with the steps necessary to complete a BusinessRequirements Definition for more advanced systems.

d. Feasibility/Cost/BenefitsAnalysis: Has written an entire feasibility study for a small system orhas written several descriptive sections of studies for a large system,such as the statement of the business problem and business functiondescription. Has participated in detailed analysis through meeting withusers. Has an understanding of how to formulate cost of an operation.

e. Project ManagementMethodology: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfullydemonstrate knowledge of project management methodologies in practicalapplications of moderate difficulty. Is attentive to existingmethodologies, and may recommend improvements to existing methodologieswithin the work area. Has a clear understanding of the benefits thatinclude reduced risk of project failure, increased efficiency/productivity,improved quality and improved communications. Capable of successfullyapplying the methodology for a small project.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

Job Information Technology

Organization: VUMC IT Quality Assurance 108069

Title: IT Business Analyst

Location: TN-Nashville-3401 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1805024