LIS Integration Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEL001798

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit LeicaBiosystems.com  for more information.

Leica Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
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Description

The LIS Implementation Specialist will be part of a dynamic Technical Solution Services team within Leica Biosystems (LBS). This person will work closely with customers to define, configure, test, train, document and support LIS interfaces for the Leica product portfolio. In addition, this person will participate in strategic initiatives for LIS Integration process improvements as it relates to Leica product portfolios. This position involves extensive interaction with other roles within Leica including Sales, Technical Support, the Business Units and Applications Specialists.


Major Responsibilities: 
  • LIS Subject Matter Expert for Leica product portfolio.
  • Report writing
  • Participate as project team member for Leica Interface implementations while adhering to FDA and regulatory guidelines governing medical devices
  • Work with customer and team to define customer requirements and required work flow
  • Document customer requirements
  • Develop or configure interface to meet the requirements
  • Develop and execute test plans with customers
  • Develop site documentation and train Technical Support on the interface
  • Train the customer sites on troubleshooting interface issues
  • Provide technical support when escalated from the Technical Support or Applications Specialist teams
  • Develop and execute LIS Integration strategies across Leica Pathology Imaging product platforms
  • Conduct presentations remotely via WebEx or at customer’s site
  • Support large regional team efforts by serving as a technical liaison between the customer, the Sales Unit, and the Business Unit to advance deals involving LIS integration components

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Education:  

  • B.S. Degree, preferably in Management Information Systems (MIS) or Computer Science


Experience/Skills:

  • Knowledgeable on HL7 and application interfacing with the major Laboratory Information System/Laboratory Information Management System vendors

  • Experience in analyzing customers' business needs and Laboratory product/system integration objectives to deliver an application configuration in products to meet customers' needs

  • Experienced in resolving customer problems and providing a high level of customer satisfaction 

  • Minimum of three years in similar role

  • Superior verbal and written skills

  • General IT knowledge 

  • High level of SQLServer proficiency 

  • Extensive problem solving experience

  • Technical writing skills

  • Project implementation experience

  • Experience with creating and completing QA test plans


Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Understanding of medical technology

  • Understanding of Lab workflow

  • Experience with java programming

  • LIS implementation experience

  • Practice in estimating time frames, quality and quantity of tasks required to successfully implement project

  • Experience in following, maintaining, and improving the implementation methodology

  • SoftDx, Cerner, EPIC, Sunquest and/or other Anatomic Pathology LIS experience is a plus.

  • Experience with Azure and cloud data storage


Travel: 

Ability to travel 10%+ to customers and Leica office locations


Language:  English


Competencies/Behaviors: 

  • Strongly self-directed with proven time management skills  

  • Solid organizational and prioritization skills with a passion for providing superior service

  • Exhibits professionalism in customer interactions

  • Demonstrated ability for problem solving 

  • Able to demonstrate ‘out of the box’ thinking

  • Internal Relationships: 

  • Application Specialists

  • Workflow Analysts

  • Sales managers and representatives 

  • Service

  • Marketing

  • Business Units

  • Commercial Operations

  • Customer Support/TAC


External Relationships:

  • Existing and Potential Customers (IT, Pathologists, Chief Technology Officers, Laboratory Directors)

  • LIS Vendors and Development Consultants

  • Health care facility associates (laboratory, procurement, C-Suite, convention and regional associations). 


Physical Demands & Working Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Physical demands:  


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.  

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  


Work environment:  

While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special projects and 

customer support.



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