As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW) contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization. BCW provides life-saving blood, organ, tissue and marrow for Wisconsin families. As a not-for-profit organization, BCW specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge basic and clinical research. In collaboration with our many partners in the community – hospitals, health care providers, blood drive sponsors, researchers, philanthropic supporters and volunteers – BCW is privileged to serve patients locally and throughout the world.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin Information Services is tightly integrated with our business service lines, and as a result, is integral to achieving their individual missions and the overall mission of the organization by providing innovative solutions amid a complex and ever shifting healthcare environment. IS offers diverse and exciting challenges; a collegial, bright and committed workforce; and respects and encourages the input of its staff.
This dynamic, intellectually challenging role seeks an experienced systems analyst to define, design implement and support information technology solutions that meet the information and data management needs of clinical and research stakeholders at BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW), its Blood Research Institute (BRI) http://www.bcw.edu/bcw/Research/index.htm and its Medical Sciences Institute (MSI). http://www.bcw.edu/bcw/Medical-Services-Blood-Products/index.htm
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors degree, ideally with major concentration of study in Computer Science or Management Information Systems. Post graduate education is preferred. A major in Health-related field when coupled with significant IT experience will also be considered. Ideal candidates will also have at least 7 years experience in information technology in application development, database design, including at least 2 years in systems analysis and design. Experience in a healthcare organization--healthcare provider, academic medical center, or contract research organization--is preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates without healthcare experience that bring from other domains demonstrated problem solving capabilities and a strong desire to independently research and master new concepts.
Skills and experience that are required for this role include proficiency in systems analysis, including—defining, documenting and analyzing complex requirements and translating requirements into system solutions; a strong understanding of data modeling and data design principles, experience in designing and developing analytical architectures (data mart and data warehouse), experience in data extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) from source to target systems, strong experience in SQL and PLSQL in query design and development and significant experience, and strong track record in testing,.
Knowledge of healthcare provider operations, clinical workflow and clinical research, Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC), project methodologies & development techniques, Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and case report form (CRF) design, methods and techniques to evaluate data quality, and a strong foundation in basic systems architecture is also desired for this role.
Awareness of Health Information Standards for clinical for clinical and research data exchange (e.g. SNOMED CT, LOINC, CDISC, etc) and an understanding of healthcare messaging protocols (e.g. HL7) is preferred. Understanding of HIPPA privacy and security and Human Research Subjects protections is also preferred.
Excellent problem solving skills combined with the ability to independently research resolutions as well as collaboratively work with vendor partners to define solutions to stakeholder problems are essential to success in this role. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical thinking and interpretive abilities to analyze data. Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong interpersonal capabilities to communicate with scientific and clinical research stakeholders will be very important in this position.