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Sr. UX Designer

We Are Hiring

You’ve designed products. You’ve designed experiences. Now come join us in building the future of people-centered healthcare.  Be a part of creating something special from the ground up that truly makes a difference.



Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension, you will have the opportunity to identify design opportunities and evaluates and refines concepts through user-centered research and synthesis.


  • Leads strategic design projects from conception to execution.
  • Establishes design operations and support design team development.
  • Represents design capabilities with leaders across the organization.
  • Collaborates with product, technology, marketing, clinical areas, and engages with users to continuously improve the experience.

What You Will Need

Expert capability in digital interface design and the use of human-centered design methods are critical to this role. An understanding of how digital experiences connect to and are shaped by service design, communications design, technology, and marketing strategies is highly valued, as is experience with healthcare, ecommerce techniques, and behavioral economics.


Key Knowledge:

  • Empathy for the user and a deep understanding of user-centered design (UCD) practices and principles

  • Ability to identify design opportunities and iteratively evaluate and refine concepts through user-centered research and synthesis

  • Collaborating with colleagues to generate many possible design solutions

  • Rapid prototyping to bring concepts to life in service of learning and advancing understanding of user needs and behaviors

  • Conducting feedback discussions with users and internal stakeholders to refine concepts

  • Experience in both digital and non-digital flavors of UX

  • A basic understanding of various technologies, including a sensibility of technical limitations and an interest in the latest technological advancements

  • Aptitude in aligning product designs to business strategies and goals

  • Fluency in prototyping across a variety of media, such as sketching, user stories, user journeys, wireframes, Sketch, Invision, Adobe XD, etc.

  • A high level of proficiency with design management and the experience to advance the team’s design operations

  • Excellent interdisciplinary team collaboration skills, including team leadership


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in relevant design field preferred, although High school degree/GED + substantial work experience will be considered.

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years professional design experience required; experience working in healthcare preferred. Must have a strong portfolio that visually showcases strength and diversity of work.

*** Please include a link to your portfolio in your application ***

We want you to show off your initiative, intuition, and results from whatever you’ve been working on in the past.  Please share your portfolio of work. Tell us what inspires you. Show us what you’ve been up to, and we will do the same!



Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
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Job ID: 377891
Category: Business Administration
Facility: MOSTL Clinical Informatics
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Chicago, IL

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