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Title:  Laboratory Information System (LIS) Analyst

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,250 - $71,441
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4781
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.

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