Laboratory Data Analyst

This is an updated job description of what I used at NGHA Riyadh for a Systems Administrator for laboratory software. Such a person will have software privileges as agreed by the hospital information systems department. In our system there, there was a separate laboratory information systems section LIS:

Basic Function:

To analyze laboratory databases and prepare reports to optimize laboratory utilization and management

Principal Duties:

  1. Maintains and secures the laboratory information server (to be distinguished from the LIS hardware) and its associated databases
  2. Uses downloaded database files from laboratory computer system to prepare reports as deemed necessary by and as prioritized by the Pathology Chairman, Laboratory Operations Administrator, and/or Portfolio Head, LIS, which may include but is not limited to:
    1. Cost containment (implementation of CEO directives)
    2. Internal laboratory and external hospital committees (as requested by them)
    3. OVA statistical analysis
    4. Specimen referrals to outside laboratories
    5. Specimen referrals from other hospitals or hospital systems
    6. ER Stat Laboratory utilization reports
    7. Laboratory Utilization Committee, including STAT turn-around-time and critical values
    8. Quality Improvement-Accreditation Portfolio
    9. Test utilization metrics
    10. Any other reports requested/approved by the Portfolio, LIS, Laboratory Operations Administrator, and/or Chairman
  3. Assists in the management of the document control program for the laboratory
  4. Assists in the management of the intellectual property control program for the laboratory
  5. Performs any other assignments as directed by the Pathology Chairman, Laboratory Operation Administrator, and/or Portfolio Head, LIS

Essential & Preferred Education & Experience:

  1. B.S. degree or higher in computer science including coursework in networking, database structure, and management
  2. Experience (at least two years) in operating enterprise-level (e.g. Oracle, IBM DB2), business-level (Postgresql, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server) databases as well as Microsoft Access® desirable
  3. Fluency in English (high-level) essential, fluency in Arabic desirable
  4. Experience (at least one year) in working with databases in a variety of operating systems (Win32/64, Linux, UNIX) desirable
  5. Experience (at least one year) in working in a hospital laboratory environment desirable, not necessarily as a laboratory technologistLa
  6. Must be self-reliant and disciplined to operate independently and have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to relate to a wide variety of laboratory and hospital personnel

Degree of Responsibility:

This is a middle-level management position within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  The analyst must be self-reliant and disciplined to operate independently, have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to relate to a wide variety of laboratory and hospital personnel.

18/8/20