Laboratory Information System Manager
PMHCC - Philadelphia, PA

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Coordinates and manages the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the integrated Laboratory Information System to support the delivery of laboratory services and laboratory information.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees, manages and develops the operation, installation and ongoing support of the Laboratory Information System - Novius Siemens System.

Performs the maintenance of the LIS tables, files and dictionaries insuring the LIS is updates with current laboratory information.

Assists the laboratory departments in defining and updating the database.

Assists in the development of instrument interfaces.

Review and oversight of Openlink interfaces.

Develops/revises the systems to ensure efficient laboratory workflow.

Works with the vendor to ensure any changes to the database do not adversely affect the LIS or laboratory operations.

Validates any changes/updates to the database to ensure performance as designed

Assists and developing and delivers training programs on the system.

Assists in the implementation of updates/upgrades to the LIS and/or interfaces.

Assists in the implementation of new instrument/system interfaces

Manages the development of testing plans for any changes to the LIS or any other areas where a change in the systems, software, interfaces, forms, formats, policies, procedures, etc would effect the LIS or any computer supported functions related to laboratory. Presents the final test plans/results for Directors signature and approval.

Assists in the execution of the testing plans and the validation of the proper operation of the LIS and any interfaced systems or instruments.

Serves as the primary support contact for the LIS vendor and vendors of interfaced instruments.

Serves as the primary support contact for the physicians, nurses, Health centers and other customers using the LIS system.

Participates and provides input on all decisions related to the LIS.

Participates in ongoing meetings to address issues and problems related to LIS.

Create a system to document systems problems and issues.

Develops procedures as related to LIS system build.

Ensures system security measures meet HIPPA requirements.

Other related work as assigned.

Skills Required:
Excellent verbal, written, presentation and communication skills. Strong organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to collaborate with and integrate the interests of various laboratory disciplines. Commitment to strong customer service objectives. Ability to collaborate with or integrate interests of various Health Department entities and disciplines. LIS programming experience. Software Quality Assurance testing System to System interface design, development, and troubleshooting.

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