Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Manager, Information Systems Technology (Business Title: Laboratory Information Management Systems Manager) for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The IST Manager serves as the primary resource for researching, configuring, implementing and managing all activities that are linked to Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL), activities include, but are not limited to; billing, communicable disease surveillance reporting, instrument interface, web access and electronic data exchange tools, such as emailing and faxing and special systems that link PHEL with other internal and external agencies such as; Epidemiology Environmental and Occupational Health Services Division, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Homeland Security. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responsible for the production of all ad hoc and quality assurance reports.
Works with both the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and instrument vendors to perform upgrades and associated validations of the LIMS; troubleshoots and resolves problems with the LIMS system.
Collaborates with laboratory staff to research, train and ensure that the LIMS system is fully utilized to support laboratory efficiency.
Provides supervision for all members of the laboratory Information Technology staffs.
Manages and assists in the recruitment, development and supervision of staff, conducts performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, coaches, counsels and motivates staff to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Develops and manages the budget for the Laboratory IT Program; regularly monitors relevant key financial and performance indicators; ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies;
Regularly monitors relevant key financial indicators and performance metrics.
Guarantees that turn-around time goals are met to achieve results in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Collaborates with internal programs and other divisions in the NJ Department of Health, as well as, with community partners to provide accurate and timely laboratory services and information; serves as the primary liaison between VP and the Communicable Disease Services team.
Maintains a working knowledge and hands on experience with tests in the unit to ensure continuity of operations.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.
Guarantees the minimum turnaround time is met to achieve results in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Works in collaboration with all internal programs and other divisions in the NJ Department of Health and external partners.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in chemistry, biological or clinical sciences, public health, health informatics discipline, or equivalent discipline, appropriate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Four (4) years of full-time experience as a LIMS Manager in a field appropriate to the position.
Experience in the management of clinical laboratory information application systems or related field with strong foundation in systems design, programming, administration, analysis, evaluation & maintenance of existing system & development of new system integrations.
Knowledge of laboratory information systems’ functionalities; specific to laboratory applications and processes to achieve high efficiency of work flow in the laboratory.
Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver’s license as the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Experience working in a clinical laboratory, knowledge of laboratory workflow and analyzer experience.
Basic knowledge & understanding of Public Health Clinical laboratory operations, vocabulary & laboratory regulations governing test set up, resulting, reporting & billing.
Extensive knowledge of windows operating system, desktops/laptop, laboratory computers & peripheral systems including scanners & bar coders. A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position, may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Knowledge of Orchard Harvest & Natus Neometrics, Perkin Elmer Specimen gate LIMS modules &Telcor billing system.
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