Job title: VistA SME
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay interval: Hourly
Pay rate: USD $62.50
Location: Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA
Job published: 09/17/2020
Job ID: 32239
Contact email:,

Job Description


Labor Category: Information Architect, Senior

Location: Remote


Activities/Job Overview:

Conduct analysis and serve as SME as it relates to Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) legacy systems and the support to EHRM. Ensure that there is no impact to VistA during the migration and integration of legacy Office of Information and Technology (OIT) applications to the Cerner platform. Provide analysis to ensure that an effective federation data schema is supported from all the VistA sites to (e.g., identifying VistA data quality or data dictionary issues). Analyze VistA patches to ensure that there are no impacts to the enterprise or patient safety.


Basic qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience is required. An additional 8 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirements
  • Able to create strategies and plans for integration of multiple IT systems/subsystems into an operational unit, ensuring full functional and performance capabilities are retained
  • Hands-on experience in development and analysis of VistA, including Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System (MUMPS) programming
  • Experience with FileMan and HL7
  • Able to coordinate with development and user teams to assess risks, goals and needs and ensure that all are adequately addressed
  • Experience introducing new software into a new or existing environment while minimizing disruption and mitigating risks


Education Requiements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent discipline


Additional qualifications:

  • Experience in the VA
  • Experience implementing Electronic Health Records