Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist - PSJH

St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health - Lubbock, TX3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $73,000 a year
Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist PSJH to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.

We are seeking a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist PSJH to be a subject matter expert that works independently to support laboratory components of the EHR, clinical decision support and laboratory specific information systems associated with laboratory testing. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist participates in a collaborative effort with key contributors and other informatics lab specialists, to design and develop effective laboratory workflow, operational processes and system functions to drive optimal outcomes and efficiencies. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist supports leadership decision making by data gathering and conducting sophisticated analysis. Implements change to align with patient safety, strategic and regulatory goals and is effective communicator for varying audiences from clinicians to executive leadership and vendors.

The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist develops and maintains close relationships with key contributors, which include system and operational leadership, front line staff, governance groups, multi-disciplinary staff, and vendors. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist collaborates to prioritize demands, set appropriate expectations, establish appropriate metrics and targets, and manage change implementation.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

Provide technical and application expertise and recommend processes and/or procedures for enhancements, and modifications to improve existing laboratory information systems.

Respond to improvement needs in the functional operation of the laboratory computer systems.

Collaborate and document system design and workflow processes of system needs for clinical and laboratory management, staff, and providers.

Function as a liaison between laboratory stakeholders and the system build teams.

Provide technical and application expertise to design, analyze, and optimize clinical and laboratory information systems.

Ensure system design achieves Health System objectives of standardization, integration, and efficiency and supports compliance with policies and procedures, legal and regulatory requirements.

Work collaboratively with the education team to develop change communication and training materials. Obtain approval when required.

Perform routine maintenance when appropriate; assist with testing updates and new releases prior to production use.

Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's of Science in informatics, laboratory science, medical technology or related science Or equivalent educ/experience.

3 years of related experience.

Knowledge of the use of health information technology to improve the laboratory and related processes (eg. electronic medical records, laboratory information systems, CPOE, laboratory-provider links, etc.).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Familiarity with systems and applications. Training in laboratory informatics/administration or equivalent. Advanced computer hardware and software expertise.

Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technician certification upon hire.

1 year of technology related certification/proficiency.

St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry and organized into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.SJH provides a full range of care from facilities including 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.SJH maintains a 'continuum of care,' matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities in three statesFor the third year in a row in 2009, the Gallup Organization awarded St. Joseph Health its highest honor - the Great Workplace Award.SJH provides exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement and relocation within the system.St. Joseph Health is comprised of four core values: Service, Excellence, Dignity, and Justice are the guiding principles of all we do.Excellent compensation program and benefits provided.St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

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