Centers Health Care

Cedar Knolls, NJ

Application Analyst

Posted 25 days ago

Job Description

Centers Laboratory of New Jersey is actively seeking an Application Analyst for our Laboratory in Cedar Knolls, NJ!

Position Title: Application Analyst II

Reports to: IT Director

Position Summary:

The application analyst works collaboratively with laboratory and IT staff for the efficient day-to-day management and support of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) & Laboratory Information System (LIS) systems. Will be responsible for managing and supporting the design, implementation and optimization of new laboratory IT solutions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each responsibility competently.
  • Serves as a liaison between the laboratory and I.T. to maximize system effectiveness and ensure proper design.
  • Responsible for applying software-specific knowledge to assigned projects to ensure proper design, implementation and documentation.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the implementation projects for application upgrades and enhancement to existing functionalities.
  • Integrates medical technology concepts, principles and techniques with computer skills to develop, monitor and maintain the laboratory information systems.
  • Coordinates and implements database changes in EMR application, create new Lab test(s), users, facility/Location records and other application specific database configurations.
  • Manage interface queues inbound and outbound from the EMR application.
  • Provide support for specimen label printing from the EMR application.
  • Designs and generates reports from EMR application, using an application gui interface.
  • Perform system audits to ensure quality and accuracy of data
  • Manage help desk support related to EMR application issues.
  • Perform all responsibilities independently with no direct supervision required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with EMR applications
  • Preferred if familiar with HL7 data communication standards
  • Experience with database configuration within a Health Care application
  • Familiarity with database designed and schema
  • Experience in data mining, data analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with all HIPAA regulations
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strength and diplomacy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Critical thinking with efficient and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment that promotes inclusiveness and communication among team members.
  • Knowledge of Data communication of protocols.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in either Information Systems, Computer Science or Medical Technology.
  • 2 years of Information Technology related experience
  • 2 years of experience in healthcare management systems

Certification and Licensure:

  • MT ASCP preferred

Work Environment:

  • Environmentally controlled laboratory environment
  • Fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations
  • Frequent exposure to body fluids
  • Possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a laboratory environment
  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate such as lab coats, face shields, gloves and masks
  • Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members and other customers

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying and speaking
  • Occasional sitting, reaching, bending and stooping
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds, with assistance if needed
  • Frequent use of computer, keyboard, phone, and copy and fax machine as needed