Featured Health IT Job: Manager, Lab Information Systems

Every so often we like to feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Manager, Lab Information Systems position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Medical University of South Carolina.

Here’s a description of the position:

MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise, operates a 750-bed medical center in Charleston, South Carolina, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of only 66 elite National Cancer Institute designated centers), a Level I Trauma Center and the Institute of Psychiatry. The comprehensive cardiac program at MUSC Children’s Heart Center has consistently been named one of the country’s top pediatric heart centers. In addition, there are more than 100 outreach clinics and telehealth sites (http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/).
The Manager, Lab Information Systems (LabIS) reports to the Director, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Systems / Information Solutions. Under limited supervision, the Manager, LabIS establishes strategic direction and ongoing supervision for a consolidated team of Clinical and System Analysts in the assessment, acquisition, training and installation of laboratory application software, systems and related hardware across the Enterprise. These systems include, but are not limited to: Cerner Millenium, Cerner CoPath, HistoTrac (HLA), Point of Care and other various other systems and applications. This position ensures staff works collaboratively with all Clinical Information Systems (CIS) and Revenue Cycle (RC) end users and the departments in Information Solutions division to investigate, trouble-shoot and resolve issues and problems identified by CIS and end-users. The Manager, LabIS ensures collaborative solutions are deployed across the clinical enterprise with a high level of customer service and support, solutions are developed collaboratively with the other clinical information systems teams, Informatics Teams (Clinical / Non-Clinical), Revenue Cycle teams, Analyst Teams, Analytics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Clinical and Management staff and System Educators. The Manager ensures ongoing maintenance and support services, as well as deliverables for change requests and new projects, are completed in a timely and efficient manner with a high level of end-user satisfaction. This role coordinates project management functions within their area of responsibility and collaborates with other project leaders across the department. This position provides management information systems support through participation in periodic 7 x 24 on-call rotation.

Master’s Degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Five (5) years’ experience including at least three (3) years’ experience supporting Lab clinical information system functions, such as orders communication, results routing, charging, mapping, etc. Experience in an academic medical center setting preferred. Demonstrated leadership capabilities. Experience with Epic highly preferred; one or more Epic certifications desired. PMP certification desired. Six sigma green belt (or higher) desired. Industry accepted informatics / information technology certification(s) preferred. Demonstrated project management experiences; preferably in IT and healthcare. A demonstrated knowledge of computer hardware and operating system software, Laboratory Information System Software, network capabilities, HL7 interfaces, personal computer applications, business intelligence, and laboratory charging practices. Has expert knowledge of business operations, policies and practices. Skilled leader who can work independently and lead a team to find new solutions and enhancements within the product and business processes. Ability to translate technical or procedural information into specifications or action plans and to convey technical or complex information to others in non-technical terms.

Looks like a great job for those with build experience in Lab Information systems. If this looks like a position that would interest you, check out the full details for the job and how to apply.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.