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System Administrator

At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.


Job Description

HOURS: Full Time (1.0 FTE; 40hrs/wk) Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. On-call rotations on non-working shifts, holidays and weekends are required.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under supervision of the department director, this position will administer and manage the LG computer system or systems and the various implications and interactions between the application and business processes. This is a specific application , where technical, functional and analytical skill are required along with knowledge on how to leverage the system to provide the greatest benefit to the given LG functional area.  Plans and coordinates unstructured activities around system use. Performs system installations, maintenance, training, and user support within a defined application environment having knowledge and taking responsibility of the architecture and how the systems work internally and together.  This position supervises projects, people, and all aspects of system implementation, maintenance of system and support of users.  The incumbent defines, promotes, and guides outcomes, interactions, and communications.   

In addition the incumbent defines system potentials, integrates, organizes, and executes follow through on projects, tasks, and system problems, while working as part of a cross functional team. Responsibilities include the administration of core business systems or integrated computer applications that go beyond a single department or system 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Takes the initial request from customers or others, i.e. new work or change request and identifies what is expected, its scope, urgency and defines the opportunities and stated benefits.  Coordinates with appropriate parties to ensure that the various implications and interactions between applications and business processes for LG have been identified and managed.
  • Identifies the various skills required for a successful implementation, completes base measurements for a post implementation review of benefits that includes a detailed project implementation plan, charter, objectives, and benefits that  is a mutually agreed upon plan with System Administrator, User Management, IS Management and Vendor.  The project plan to include the coordination / logistics ordering to ensure appropriate hardware, software, devices, networks, training and support are organized.
  • Supports and documents implementation processes and  system operations  by designing and developing  the system tables, scripts, backups, recovery processes, data to be converted, schedule downtime, etc., and also to include the following  support to achieve desired benefits and capabilities for the business:
    • Serves as a manager and liaison between vendor, IT Technical Services and User Management on all application implementations, upgrades, and support issues. 
    • Analyzes and creates reports for customers based on user and business needs via LG business software tools.
    • Design /develop training materials, a plan for accomplishing the training with scoring to derive the readiness of staff.
    • Review system function and features, uptime/downtime and ensure it is performing within expectations and is stable.
    • Perform regular ongoing reviews such as post implementation stability and performance measurements; ensure system is functioning as expected.
    • Provides timely answers by routinely triaging Level 1 and 2 problems, assists with troubleshooting, obtaining problem details, correcting problems, or elevating to appropriate level of support. 
  • Other ongoing support processes to include:
    • Establish routine maintenance schedule based on needs of system(s) and users. 
    • Maintains a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) list.
    • Performs periodic benefit analysis to address business changes, application changes and / or utilizing functionality that has not been implemented.
    • Perform application upgrade planning and budgetary obligations..
    • Obtains appropriate new hardware and software and coordinates hardware purchases with IS technical staff and vendor to ensure it meets current needs and growth.
    • Tracks and prioritizes all enhancements and problems, and ensures system is operating in fashion that meets LG business goals.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Assists with the development of user requirements, concept design, clarifying opportunities with mutually agreed upon set of requirements that can be used for selecting the solution and developing the project plan. This includes assisting with the development of a Business Plan (BP), i.e. expected benefits, costs, risk, and timing for management to use to make a decision and give approval.
  • Assist with final selection, contract negotiation, and approval process by organizing BP, selection score card, and target implementation dates to ensure requirements are obtained and the BP goals are not compromised.
  • Assist with the development of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to ensure business continuity.
  • Assist / coordinate the implementation of hardware, software, networks, physical site, training, and test environment for any implementation or process redesign that serves to enhance workflow.
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other types of assistance to the Information Services, Project Leader, User Management and users  may include the following:

  • Coordinate the development of a data conversion plan as well as executing the transfer of data from its original source to the new application.
  • Troubleshoots L3 problems and develops processes for issues that are undefined, where root problem is unknown, or where an entire system is affected. 
  • Develops potential problem avoidance systems, process improvement and process redesign


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or Engineering; or a Science degree with an orientation toward automation and process improvement; or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years experience in each of the following is required for the position: Systems problem solving and analysis, purchasing/developing applications, testing programs/systems, managing implementations and conversions.
  • Two (2) years project management experience that involves computer software implementations, daily operational support, review and evaluation of system performance.
  • Two (2) years experience of providing leadership and direction to users of computer applications.
  • Two (2) years experience of  developing test and training plans
  • Two (2) years experience of medical or financial experience depending on System Administrator job that is being sought.


  • Two (2) years experience conducting meetings, preparing status reports, and supporting users/team members with problem solving, developing / coordinating with application vendor vendors or RFP’s, RFI’s and SOW.
  • Two (2) years experience in each of the following is preferred: assisting users, and writing of I.S. documentation.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA. #LI-MD1

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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