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Providence Health & Services Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist (Temporary) in Olympia, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist PSJH to one of the following locations: Portland OR, Beaverton OR, Seattle WA, Renton WA, Everett WA, Olympia WA, Spokane WA, Richland WA, Missoula MT, Anchorage AK, Burbank CA, Anaheim CA, Torrance CA or Santa Rosa CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Informatics Lab Specialist to work independently to support laboratory components of the EHR, clinical decision support and laboratory specific information systems associated with laboratory testing. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist participates 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. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist supports leadership decision making by data gathering and conducting sophisticated analysis. Implements change to align with patient safety, strategic and regulatory goals and is effective communicator for varying audiences from clinicians to executive leadership and vendors.

The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist develops and maintains close relationships with key contributors, which include system and operational leadership, front line staff, governance groups, multi-disciplinary staff, and vendors. The Clinical Informatics (CI) Lab Specialist collaborates 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 recommend 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. Obtain approval where required.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in informatics, laboratory science, medical technology or related science or equivalent education/experience.

  • Three (3) years or related experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 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 upon hire.

  • One (1) year Technology related certification/proficiency.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. 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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: California-Anaheim

Other Location(s): California-Burbank, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Washington-Spokane, Washington-Everett, Washington-Renton, Montana-Missoula, Alaska-Anchorage, California-Santa Rosa, California-Torrance, Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 252339