Laboratory Information System (LIS) Analyst

Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Purpose

Laboratory Information System Analyst provides system building, testing, implementation, analytical, educational and system support/maintenance for laboratory modules, upgrades, interfaces and procedures through a comprehensive knowledge of the clinical and pathologic laboratories' technical operations and their dynamic integration with information technology systems.

Job Duties
  • Assists with the implementation of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS).
  • Integrates LIS with Hospital Information System, external reference labs, and/or lab analytical instruments.
  • Maintains and supports the LIS daily by resolving issues in the Match Queue, Scan folders, Partially completion log, and case accession log.
  • Supports auto-verification in the clinical labs when applicable.
  • Maintains required documentation to conform with CAP regulatory standards. Reviews CAP checklists and reviews/writes policies and procedures to comply with each standard.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of educational materials for LIS; may lead either formal or informal instruction on system software or functionality. This includes training Pathologists, Histotechs, Cytotechs and accessioning staff on the steps to generate final reports.
  • Tests and implements new projects involving the Pathology LIS as required.
  • Utilizes test scripts to perform LIS functionality for new tests and interface testing for new interfaces.
  • Designs and develops ad hoc reports for both medical and laboratory business purposes. This includes weekly TQA reports and specimen deficiency reports.
  • Checks Orchard billing folder daily. Send billing reports and scanned documents to billing service daily.
  • Checks patient queue from Hospitals for possible merges.
  • Reviews consult cases for missing links using a designated report and links cases as required.
  • Reviews AP Processing Worksheet weekly and remove old lists.
  • Receives questions by phone, e-mail, work-order system, and resolves problems, and/or, gives information to callers/requestors.
  • Meets with departmental and sectional personnel to provide direct technical support for problem definition and/or project requirements including analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of database and project development issues.
  • Performs and documents database changes as necessary for system maintenance of the daily backup log and server patching events.
  • Presents QA reports to user and peer personnel. This includes; TAT reports, IHC reports and CPT reports.
  • Recommends and coordinates preparation of test and maintenance plans for existing and proposed procedures.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Medical Technology or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Experience Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Histo Technology, Cyto Technology or Computer Science.
  • 2 years of IT experience with at least 1 year of experience working with a LIS.
  • MT(ASCP) Certification.
  • Working knowledge of various aspects of Lab operations and specialties such as Microbiology, Pathology, etc.
  • Working Knowledge of HL7 and Lab Device Interfaces.
  • Expert knowledge of the Laboratory Department and LIS information flow.


Other
  • Must be willing to work outside of the normal 8-hour 5-day workweek as required, with the expectation that the hospital information system is a 24 x 7 operating environment. Will be on-call 24 hours a day as a part of the problem escalation team and may be required to adjust working schedule to accommodate a shifted work week.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

4781

CA; CH

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