Epic/Cerner MDI Lab Instrumentation Clinical Analyst

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 years ago(4/17/2017 1:04 PM)
# of Openings
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SoluStaff is actively recruiting for an Epic/Cerner MDI Lab Instrumentation Clinical Analyst for our Healthcare client in Manhattan.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for the MDI /Lab Instrumentation Implementation suite of products including; but is not limited to Roche Chemistry (Cobas, CE, MPA); Abbott Chemistry (Architect) and various other MDI’s that integrate with Cerner Gen Lab and Microbiology with emphasis on integration of laboratory results performed within: in-house labs, reference labs, offsite clinics and on devices remotely located outside the clinical laboratory into the laboratory/clinical information system. Must have a strong background analyzing requirements gathered from clinical end users and other clinical stakeholders, creating BRDs, paper mock ups, flowcharts, project schedules and other tasks such as leading validation sessions and build. The right candidate will need the personality to assume ownership over a project, create guidance where there isn’t any and influence the direction if it is not correct. In addition, the MDI/Lab Instrument Clinical Analyst will require expertise in diagnosing issues and coordinating the appropriate additional resources to determine and deliver resolution. Strong written and spoken language skills are a must and a strong background in clinical healthcare technologies and processes is strongly preferred.


Moreover, the MDI Clinical Application Team lead will need expert knowledge of MDI implementation experience in order to take ownership of the devices and implementation process with assigned MDI vendor analyst. Will be working with a team of individuals at an H & H facility with an entire cross functional team. In addition to working on the support line to service H & H facilities calling in with production issues and questions to align applications to conform with Device standards and Facilities’ needs. Other responsibilities include active participation in weekly meetings and training sessions, documentation, and participation sometimes during outside traditional office hours.


  • Able to manage a complex project with multiple locations and user groups
  • Experience in implementing a laboratory system (preferably Cerner & EPIC) in a large environment
  • Basic knowledge of health system interfaces including ADT, clinical information and billing
  • Able to handle multiple subprojects with separate components including technical and user driven
  • Experience working with EMR (electronic medical record) systems include the sending of orders and posting of results
  • Coordination of the activities of vendor staff, EITS staff and laboratory staff in the system change and upgrade preparatory tasks.
  • Coordination of all testing for the upgrade and changes including vendor validation, functionality and instrument testing by the laboratories, and interface testing.
  • Participation in the creation of MDI Go Live Site Activation Document to account for all timed tasks from start to finish in preparation for Cutover and a Go-live activities to be followed on the implementation date.
  • Coordination of downtime and disaster recovery testing for the laboratory and ancillary systems.
  • Experience implementing, troubleshooting, or using clinical software applications is preferred, but will consider similar experience with other types of applications.
  • Experience with coordinating the work and flow for all resources assigned to the project which includes assigned MDI (Northwell) LIS Manger, Projects, MDI Engineer & Architect, Local H&H Facility IT, Lab Subject Matter Experts, Cerner Engagement/Technical Leads & Northwell Project Coordinators.
  • Experience with conducting onsite evaluation and provide survey of Medical Device Instruments and required interfaces.
  • Experience with conducting Physical site inspections and providing current IT Site Survey for review and remediation.
  • Experience with gathering requirements to ensure all connectivity needs are fully managed from inception to completion.



  • Highly knowledgeable in the features and function of the laboratory and ancillary application systems specifically with interfacing with instruments.
  • Experience with various types of mdi test orderable and laboratory test results.
  • Health system interface (HL7) working knowledge, preferable with laboratory information including ADT, orders, results and billing
  • Experience in system documentation including requirements definition and mapping to required system functionality
  • Good end user presentation skills. Able to communicate technical information to users in a non-technical manner Good problem solving skills in resolving issues with complex healthcare systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Will consider an applicant with a Licensed clinical background (RN, medical technologist or technician, RRT, etc)
  • Strong PC computing experience (e.g. Microsoft ® Office, Windows ® operating systems)
  • Experience implementing, troubleshooting, or using clinical software applications is preferred, but will consider similar experience with other types of applications.
  • Must be able to accompany Cerner teams during physical walk through to capture and identify a list of devices to be interfaced to the Lab.
  • Must be fully knowledgeable in Cerner CareAware Architecture to ensure compatibility of existing Terminal Servers; plus utilize Cerner recommended Lantronix servers which are currently deployed at existing live H & H Facilities utilizing MDI (Queens, Elmhurst and Coney)
  • After site assessment, provide list of needed devices to be interfaced in the Lab to H & H IT Facility Manager and Lab Supervisors to review and approve to begin the procurement process by H & H IT Facility
  • Provide the MDI Validation document to Lab Site Leadership for review and approval by H & H Facility Lab Medical Director.
  • Serve as MDI subject matter expert to provide guidance to Supervisory Staff in ensuring compatibility of requisite middleware and analyzers. Then oversee supervisors’ in validation of data with vendors
  • Conduct Chemistry and Hematology weekly meetings to discuss major decisions impacting MDI testing, including Roche Vendor in order to create decision rules are implemented, configured and results verified
  • Coordinate the MDI quality control testing and validation through Bio-Rad Unity with established and agreed upon rules, typically taking from 8 to 14 weeks depending on size of facility.
  • Coordinate and conduct extensive contract review to ensure all implementation processes and protocols are included within contract.
  • Ensure agreement, in writing from MDI Vendor, i.e. Roche vendor and Cerner to validate devices are scheduled to be installed in order to conduct validation testing.


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