Featured Health IT Job: Hospital Laboratory Information Systems Administrator

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hospital Laboratory Information Systems Administrator position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Natividad and is in California.

Here’s a description of the position:

At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.

HOSPITAL LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

(Hospital Software Analyst I)

Natividad is currently seeking a full-time Hospital Laboratory Information Systems Administrator. We are looking for someone who is interested in an opportunity to provide ongoing professional support of a designated suite of clinical laboratory operational applications, including process analysis, design, implementation and upgrades, such as Sd2 software, Radipcomm software, Rals software, Blood Bank, microbiology, pathology Meditech modules, referral laboratory interfaces, equipment interfaces, Client/Server Software, Faxing Software and  Interface Software. This position will perform everything above in accordance with the Patient Safety and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Acts, The Joint Commission (TJC) College of American Pathologists (CAP) and other regulatory agencies.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provides clients with general directions to improve application processing and resolves problems.
  • Prepares project status and related reports
  • Creates online forms, templates and databases to meet department and user needs
  • Analyzes and triages existing NPR reports; identification of new reports that may be required
  • Reviews data conversions; configures printers and workstations
  • Develops and/or assists with analysis and design of custom queries, screens and forms to support proposed work processes
  • Performs menu analysis, configuration and development assistance
  • Performs required regulatory validation on software systems
  • Maintains database dictionaries including CPT codes, charges and LOINC codes
  • Maintains laboratory interfaces

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

  • Typical financial and clinical applications
  • Medical transcription processes and applications
  • Principles, practices and current trends in hospital/clinical organization, administration, operations and structure
  • Principles, methods and techniques used in developing software programs
  • Principles and techniques applied in designing systems
  • A variety of applications and control languages, programming languages and development tools
  • Personal computer (PC), mini computer and mainframe computer operations, capabilities and limitations; server structures
  • Principles and practices of project management; project and technical documentation, and estimation of resource requirements
  • Basic methods and techniques used in the analysis, design, development and implementation of computer application programs and operational systems
  • Principles and techniques of file management, data flow/structure, system flow/control, decision tables, and data dependencies
  • Principles and techniques of programming, including menu programming and report programming
  • Requirements of the Patient Safety Act and HIPAA regulations, as related to clinical information systems and data
  • Requirements of EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act), as related to clinical information systems and data
  • Principles and practices of basic PC help desk functions and procedures, technical problem solving, troubleshooting; design and setup of interfaces
  • Principles, practices and techniques of client service
  • Software training techniques; system development life cycle concepts
  • MS Office Suite; basic software quality assurance control
  • Team dynamics and team building
  • Print server functionality; fax and script solutions with hospital systems
  • Hardware support, such as barcode scanners and printers

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related field and one year of experience in systems analysis or computer programming in a healthcare laboratory environment or one year performing duties equivalent to a Laboratory Software Analyst. Three to five years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technologist is highly desirable.

Looks like a great opportunity for those with experience as a laboratory information systems admin. 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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