IS Programmer Analyst- Laboratory LIS

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus, OH4.1

Overview Full Time/Benefits Eligible

The LIS Programmer Analyst is responsible for helping maintain the operation and maintenance of the laboratory information systems (databases and hardware), assisting with implementation of system software, hardware and interface changes, and serving as a resource to users regarding application functionality.

The LIS Programmer Analyst provides support and leadership for all Laboratory Medicine staff by assisting with training, providing input and feedback on proposed work flows. An LIS Programmer Analyst is expected to set the example in performing all job duties.

Responsibilities Why Nationwide Children's:

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1.Audit and reconcile data with guidance

2. Perform system procedures such as back-ups, data retention, processing

3. Develop effective customer and system documentation

4. Assist in the analysis and interpretation of customer needs

5. Understand application functions from customer perspective

6. Debug programs and system problems with guidance

7. Develop basic reports and queries? Apply system updates with guidance

8. Assist in the monitoring and review of system performance

9. Assist in the education and training of customer

10. Code/program basic programs independently

11. Assist in the development of effective system test plans

12. Understand systems interfaces and timing

13. Assist in project planning

14. Maintain knowledge of appropriate development tools

15. Provide regular project status reports

16. Learns and adheres to department's standards, policies, and procedures

17. Other duties as assigned


At least 3 years of Laboratory or Information Technology experience preferred.

Experience in laboratory or health care environments preferred.

Bachelor Degree in related Computer Science areas or Laboratory Science areas or equivalent experience preferred but applicable work experience will be considered.

Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills required to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and external contacts.

Strong skills in the use of PC desktop applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Some knowledge of Access preferred.

Ability to work flexible schedules to meet job requirements; requires periodic after-hours support and some overnight travel.

Expectation that LIS Programmer Analyst will be fully trained and ready to assume on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis within 2 years of hire.

Must be able to perform assigned duties outlined on the LIS Analyst Daily Duties and LIS Misc. Duties schedules.

Has the ability to work independently under minimal supervision; ability to teach others in the use of LIS systems and provide guidance to Laboratory Medicine staff in troubleshooting problems.

Aptitude for detail

Sunquest experience preferred (Co-Path experience would be a plus!)