MD Anderson Cancer Center Applications Systems Analyst - Molecular Diagnostic in Houston, Texas

*This is a full-time Applications Systems Analyst with our Molecular Diagnostic Department.*

To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis

Application Customer Service

-Provides application development and support for biomarker order set builds in EPIC, CERNER and POWERPATH related to next generation DNA sequencing efforts for the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.

-Work with technologists, lab directors and manager to create and cross-validate CPT and CDM codes within EPIC, CERNER, and POWERPATH.

-Coordinated system change in Cerner with EPIC, SPidr, HUB interface, PowerPath.

  • Provides input on workflow, design, implementation and configuration for new projects or optimization plans.

  • Analyzes application needs in the laboratory and configures current applications or develops new applications to support them. Incorporates feedback from the appropriate departmental personnel as applications are configured or developed.

  • Coordinates and participates in the development of plans for contingency, back out, and recovery, as well as conversions/cut-overs.

  • Learns and understands laboratories business needs.

Application Customer Service

-Identifies and resolves application issues including Cerner Helix, EPIC, Spidr, Formulary, billing, interface, instrument data import/export.

  • Identifies and resolves application issues including Cerner Helix, EPIC, Spidr, Formulary, billing, interface, instrument data import/export.

  • Provides system data query and management reports as requested.

  • Proactively assesses system functioning and is able to recognize impending problems and correct them before work processes are disrupted.

  • Implements software upgrades as available and necessary.

  • Seeks input from other MDACC technical resources and/or vendor input to resolve application issues when appropriate.

  • Develops expertise in the applications used in the supported departments. Becomes knowledgeable regarding the departmental work processes,

-Uses this knowledge to ensure that systems operation contributes to optimization of work processes and patient care.

  • Creates and maintains thorough electronic documentation regarding software applications and technical environment.

  • Develops and enforces system standards to comply with governmental regulations and institutional Policies and Procedures.

  • Recognizes the nature of system issues that arise and notifies the appropriate IS organization as needed. Facilitates priority response from the various IS organizations to resolve issues that result in downtime for end- users who are involved in direct patient care or other mission-critical activities.

  • Provides end user application support during the hours of operation.

Application Customer Service

-Supports customers by answering their questions, assisting them in using the applications appropriately, and troubleshooting application issues that they report.

  • Supports end-users by answering their questions, assisting them in using the applications appropriately, and troubleshooting application issues that they report.

  • Uses knowledge of the applications to leverage its functionality to support customer needs

Professional growth Promotes professional growth and development through.

Promotes professional growth and development through leadership activities and continuing education and training.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree. Two years experience in Epic software, domain, analysis, design, project management, or programming. May substitute require education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis or completed years of college on a one to one basis. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html