Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Manager, Information Systems Technology (Business Title: Laboratory Information Management Systems Manager) for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Manager is to serve as the primary resource for researching, configuring, implementing and managing all activities that are linked to Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL), as well as the Laboratory Information Management System Manager. The 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 as well as 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 (IT) staff.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in chemical, biological or clinical sciences, public health, health informatics discipline or equivalent discipline appropriate to the position.
Four (4) years of full-time experience as a LIMS Manager in a field appropriate to the position.
A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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.
Basic knowledge & understanding of Public Health Clinical laboratory operations, vocabulary & laboratory regulations governing test set up, resulting, reporting & billing.
Knowledge of laboratory information systems functionalities specific to laboratory applications and processes to achieve high efficiency of work flow in the laboratory.
Extensive knowledge of Windows operating system, desktops/laptop, laboratory computers & peripheral systems including scanners & bar coders.
Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver's license.
Experience working in a clinical laboratory, knowledge of laboratory workflow and analyzer experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Orchard Harvest & Natus Neometrics, Perkin Elmer Specimen gate LIMS modules & Telcor billing system.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Position requires standing, walking, sitting, use of the hands to finger, handle or feel, talk and hear 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time.
Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 10 pounds and under 1/3 of the time up to 25 pounds.
Posting Number: 19ST2804
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 93294
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.