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The Epilepsy Clinical Research and QI Systems Analyst is responsible for supporting the BNI Epilepsy Division with regard to the design, implementation, ongoing use, refinement, training and general management of electronic and web based quality improvement and research management applications, databases, registries, and tools. The position will focus on integration of clinical research, quality improvement, and productivity applications with the Cerner EMR, development of standard reports and outcome tracking tools, and optimization of applications. The Applications Analyst will work closely with the Epilepsy clinical team, BNI research team, and BNI Informatics Department. The Applications Analyst will interface with external vendors and the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System to optimize and disseminate applications and tools. Due to its scope and complexity, this person must possess superior communication skills and have a solid background in clinical informatics as well as excellent technical computer skills.
1. Function as the quality improvement and research systems & applications "product manager" for the Epilepsy Division that must utilize these products in their day to day work/operations. Products include Cerner EMR, EEG databases, StudyTrax registry, and other clinical and research applications.
2. Design, build, and maintain the Epilepsy Division databases.
3. Provide a link between the application users, technical support personnel, Research Administration, BNI Information Services, and the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System
4. Provide user support to the clinical, research and administrative staff of the Epilepsy Division
5. Develop and provide user-oriented training and documentation
6. Assess new applications for suitability for Epilepsy QI and Research.
7. Oversee implementation of the application and database upgrades and coordinate on-site evaluation of new upgrades on the test environment and provide feedback to developers regarding the new features and functionality
8. Articulate how product upgrades may affect users and clinical research teams
9. Train users and write SOPs to utilize functionality included in the applications
10. Serve as the Epilepsy Division representative with product vendors, software developers and their customer support staff
11. Act as a resource, problem solve, develop user consensus, measure user satisfaction and work to improve user satisfaction
12. Generate standard reports for core functions (quality improvement, process improvement) and develop custom reports for unique functions as identified/needed by the Epilepsy Division and Research Administration
13. Prioritize and specify product enhancements and requirements to vendor personnel.
One year recent acute care experience required. Minimum of 3 years of experience in Clinical Research. Two years of experience with relational databases such as Oracle and MS SQL are preferred. Previous training in laboratory animal medicine preferred. Competent in computer skills including the Microsoft Office products required. Previous experience working within a SharePoint environment is preferred. Basic computer skills required.
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and/or job-related experience required
Two years of practical experience with research management systems; ideally with a Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).