Pathology Data Systems -- Reports to the Manager of Pathology Data Systems. Performs research, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, documentation, maintenance, and production support of new and/or upgraded applications, operating systems, sub-systems, file structures, and productivity tools in support of clinical, anatomic and research laboratories in the Department of Pathology. Able to apply maintenance upgrades supplied by software vendors. Evaluates and explores new technologies and tools for application development. Able to implement interfaces with existing computer systems using standard information transfer protocols such as HL7 and XML.
Performs some systems programming tasks and database programming in both Windows-based and UNIX/Linux environments. Examines and evaluates emerging technologies for subsequent development and services.
Responsible for testing changes to laboratory computer applications. This includes, but is not limited to, the research, testing and support of new and/or upgraded applications, control files and productivity tools. Performs alpha, unit, integrated, and regression testing and provides testing documentation for control file and application changes as they are developed for the laboratory computer system and other interfaced systems.
Demonstrated ability to establish and meet work schedules within limited time frames and under tight deadlines as well as a willingness to work off hours as needed in support of changes to the computing environment.
Ensures a consistent, user friendly, human interface to systems for the customer base regardless of hardware and/or software platform. Meets regularly with key user personnel, applications design personnel and vendors to develop requirements for future products and to evaluate and integrate products into the environment.
Work onsite in the hospital presents possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials, with little likelihood of harm if established precautions are followed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Requires a professional level of knowledge in Data Processing as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Information Science or related technical field or equivalent course work and/or experience.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Work requires demonstrated experience with database systems and applications as acquired during zero to six years of technical experience.
Work requires interpreting user requirements and developing technical designs utilizing a multi disciplinary approach to project analysis including rapid prototyping, code reutilization and object oriented design techniques.
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: Work requires a detailed understanding of at least one word processing package (Microsoft Word preferred) and one spreadsheet package (Microsoft Excel preferred). Needs a basic understanding of structured programming, types of databases, file structures, and programming tools. Must have analytical ability to solve technical or clinically related problems. Must have the ability to learn the language and data base of the assigned system (such as M, Cache, Microsoft Access, Oracle) as well as the platform on which it runs.
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