PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health, the sole position in this class will serve as the statewide representative over the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and is accountable for overseeing and coordinating the development, implementation and maintenance of the LIMS and assuring compliance with business and laboratory needs.
Receives general direction from the Laboratory Director or other employee of higher grade.
Provides functional/technical supervision to laboratory staff regarding LIMS matters as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Oversees and coordinates the ongoing development, validation and implementation of the LIMS, including the development or revision of LIMS policies and procedures; conducts business analysis, including the integration of system requirements and gap analysis in collaboration with federal and state partners, stakeholders, vendors, laboratory staff and external clients; serves as a liaison between laboratory, fiscal and information technology staff on LIMS matters, including maintaining uninterrupted LIMS service and conducting upgrades to LIMS hardware, software, systems security, and instrumentation; develops and conducts training to laboratory staff and clients on existing and newly developed LIMS functionalities, policies, and procedures; oversees the creation of automated reports and queries to evaluate laboratory and systems performance and to enhance overall laboratory quality assurance and quality control; supports laboratory compliance with requirements for certification and accreditation; retrieves data from LIMS at the request of management; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding LIMS matters; may participate in workgroups to promote the electronic sharing of health information; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of laboratory information management systems; considerable knowledge of current laboratory methods, applications, examinations, equipment, instrumentation and material; considerable knowledge of laboratory quality assurance and quality control policies and procedures; knowledge of universal laboratory precautions; considerable ability to utilize computer software; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct analytical and consultative activities; ability to interpret laboratory findings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience performing scientific work in a public health, general biological, clinical or chemical laboratory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the full working level in a laboratory working with complex instrumentation and laboratory information management systems.
For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Microbiologist 2 or Chemist 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents may be required to undergo and successfully complete security background checks.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances while observing laboratory activities.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)