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LIS Coordinator - 4451 in Nashville, TN at PathGroup

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Work schedule:

Monday-Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

JOB SUMMARY:

The LIS Coordinator is responsible for maintaining data in the LIS and HIS applications to ensure quality and compliance for any CAP, CLIA, AABB, and any other regulatory agencies as needed. The LIS Coordinator ensures the accurate integration of client information and patient data for ordering, resulting, and billing processing of patient and client submissions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sets up, maintain, and monitor all the following in internal PathGroup applications –
    • Client and provider data in LIS applications
    • Patient reporting and alert rule creation
    • Client custom profiles
  •  Maintain, support, and maximize the functionality of existing systems and applications through user training on LIS files and data.
  • Conduct testing to validate functionality in test setup and remote reporting files before changes are put into use. Follow established IT Change Management policies.
  • Identify and resolve system, application or other relevant client or patient concerns. Document and communicate these concerns to the appropriate department or individual.
  • Provide support of the LIS software by resolving client, client services, marketing, or lab personnel questions and concerns promptly.
  • Communicate with the marketing team, client services, and lab personnel to resolve client/doctor setup issues, remote reporting issues, and test setup issues. Documents issues to the appropriate department or individual.
  • Provide software technical support to laboratory staff, including instrument interfaces, and troubleshoot miscellaneous problems.
  • Manage the applications, functionality, and interfaces of the LIS system, including anatomic and clinical modules. Performs daily system checks and troubleshoots errors/problems with the clinical and anatomic LIS.
  • Analyze instrument testing correlation to provide analysis of the collaboration of pathway interface.
  • Work collaboratively with IT and employees in the department in the testing and implementation of interfaces with reference laboratories and all new analyzers. Ensure accuracy of data transmission across interfaces.
  • Update test menu including new tests, change in test location and normal values.
  • Assist in the development, update and review of procedure manuals for LIS, HIM Lab Order Guide, Training Guide and System Manager Manuals as assigned.
  • Test LIS vendor software releases and upgrades prior to implementation to fully identify problems before going live.
  • Manage system downtime and ensure that back-up procedures are defined and implemented.
  • Ensure that all systems are compliant with all applicable accrediting agency standards including, but not limited to, CAP, CLIA and TJC.
  • Work closely with the IT department to ensure that IT policies and procedures are followed.
  • Help protect electronic assets of clinical lab.
  • Follow industry best practices and regulatory guidelines to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI) and other sensitive company data.
  • Maintain familiarity with and abide by the PathGroup Compliance Program and its corporate policies, including those surrounding Privacy and Security.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with other departments within PathGroup and subsidiaries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Nothing in the job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
Work Schedule
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION & LICENSURE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Medical Technology, or Information Systems with 2 years’ experience in an LIS role OR Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology with 4 years’ experience in an LIS role OR 6 years’ experience in an LIS role.
  • Certification from ASCP as Medical Technologist preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Clinical laboratory experience is preferred.
  • Must possess a keen attention to detail
  • Must possess excellent time management and functional organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks in a short period of time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to integrate and interpret data from diverse sources to identify software and database solutions. Independent judgment is constantly required.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy skills and keyboard proficiency. Must have experience with laboratory information systems.