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Providence Health & Services Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist to work in office and remotely from either Oregon or Southern California.

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We are seeking a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist who will:

  • Work independently to support laboratory components of the EHR, clinical decision support and laboratory specific information systems associated with laboratory testing

  • Participate 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

  • Support leadership decision making by data gathering and conducting sophisticated analysis

  • Implement change to align with patient safety, strategic and regulatory goals

  • Act as an effective communicator for varying audiences from clinicians to executive leadership and vendors

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with key contributors, which include system and operational leadership, front line staff, governance groups, multi-disciplinary staff, and vendors

  • Collaborate 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 recommends 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

  • Share knowledge and expertise with team members

  • Work collaboratively with the education team to develop change communication and training materials. Obtains approval where required

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

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Frequent travel among facilities is required

  • Occasional travel among PSJH regions is required

  • A valid driver's license, care license, and a reliable vehicle for transportation throughout the region is required

  • Employee may be required to work on-call, after hours and variable shifts and weekends

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Effective written communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience

  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care

  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Informatics, Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or related science and or a combination of equivalent education/experience

  • 3 years or related experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Epic Beaker Experience

  • Hospital Software Experience

  • 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

  • 1 year Technology related certification/proficiency

About the department you will serve.

Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Analytics/Business Intelligence

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): California, California-Irvine, Oregon

Req ID: 330329