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LIMS Administrator

Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Stillwater
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Posting TitleLIMS Administrator


Supervisory Organization340 Emergency Prep & Response Svs

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full/Part-TimeFull time

Job TypeRegular

CompensationThe salary for this position is up to $68,000.00, based on education and experience.

Job DescriptionBasic PurposeJob serves as the system owner for the Oklahoma State Department of Health Public Health Laboratorys Library Information System (LIMS). The incumbent will partner with PHL personnel, IT personnel, and other supporting groups to maintain and improve LabWare/WASP/Rees or any other IT systems in use in PHL. The role will support the testing, functionality and validation efforts of new LIMS applications within the PHL environment. The LIMS Administrator will troubleshoot; perform remedial actions while documenting resolutions consistent with College of American Pathologists and CLIA standards to resolve problems within LIMS. This position will also assist in internal and external LIMS training development and delivery.Typical Functions

  • Analyze database and laboratory workflows and provide strategy and methods to tune and improve the LIMS
  • Implement alterations to the existing LIMS system to ensure the system continues to meet the evolving business needs.
  • Insure that existing system functionality continues to function correctly by coordinating vendor activities and/or implementing internal activities to correct software faults as well as doing preventative maintenance and other recurring tasks.
  • Write robust documentation and able to effectively communicate all LIMS related issues in a timely fashion to all PHL staff members.
  • Implement and maintain APHL/CDC Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP) HL7 ORU messages
  • Implement and maintain CDC Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network (ARLN) result messaging, CSV and/or HL7 ORU
  • Implement and maintain HL7 ELR feed to OSDH Acute Disease service software, PHIDDO
  • Development and maintenance of PHL web accessioning page (test requisition)
  • Maintenance of laboratory subnet connection of laboratory equipment, IP configuration, file transfer, serial data connections
  • Development and maintenance of LIMS visual workflows for tracking of tests/samples
  • Develop and deliver trainings for LIMS implementation.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This position works under limited supervision, no instructions needed on a routine basis.
    Education and ExperienceBachelors degree is required, preferably in a scientific field of study. Applicants must have extensive technical knowledge of medical laboratory processes and procedures while being familiar with federal regulatory statutes governing medical laboratories. The candidate must own advanced knowledges and experience IT Software.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
    • A working knowledge and understanding of laboratory operations, workflows, and testing algorithms for clinical laboratory analyses
    • Understanding of SQL database queries and relationships
    • Understanding of system enhancement principles and tools, such as Design/Coding/Performance/Maintenance
    • Familiar with 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and computer system validation
    • Demonstrate initiative in learning and utilizing new technologies
    • Analytical ability to effectively identify issues that affect workflow performance, and provide solutions to improve the performance of the LIMS
    • Experience creating and modifying Crystal Reports
    • Preferred knowledge of development tools and languages:
      • SQL
      • Visual Basic
      • Visual Basic .NET
      • ZPL (Zebra)
      • PCL
      • JavaScript
      • Jscript.NET
      • HTML
      • LIMS Basic (LabWare language)
      • ASTM E1381
      • ASTM E1394
      • XML
      • HL7 ORU
      • Script parsersPhysical Demands and Work Environment
        • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time
        • Ability to work in a confined area
        • Repeat the same movements
        • Light to moderate lifting
        • Ability to stoop and kneel to install computer equipment
        • Understand the speech of another person
        • Speak clearly so listeners can understand

          Equal Opportunity EmploymentThe State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

          Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen> Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

Keywords: State of Oklahoma, Stillwater , LIMS Administrator, Other , Stillwater, Oklahoma

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