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Clinical Analyst - Temporary

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Burnaby, BC, CA

Company: LifeLabs

About Us


At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centers and 16 laboratories and we service over 20 million patients and consumers each year. 


Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team – We strive to live our values every day to best support our patients, customers and healthcare providers.  Our lived values are the cornerstones of our culture.  With over 6,000 people working here, we all make a difference every day – that’s why our people are so important to us. 


This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team as we evolve our business and continue to deliver high quality services in a changing health care environment. Grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities



The Clinical Systems Analyst, reporting to the Manager, Clinical Services & Operational Efficiency, primary functions in this role is to ensure all clinical exception management, nomenclature, test information and quality assurance activities against our service offerings are met to Excelleris / LifeLabs clinical standards.


This is a 6 months contract position with a possibility for extension.


Core Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Maintains a detailed working knowledge of the HL7 health informatics standard and LOINC (Regenstrief) requirements. Maintains current knowledge of laboratory procedures to be conversant with clinical issues relating to the development of Tests & nomenclature mapping.
  • Successfully remediates daily clinical exceptions to Excelleris’ HL7 processing as it relates to standardized clinical informatics.
  • Interacts with LIS analyst from LifeLabs / Excelleris clients in Hospitals, community labs and PLIS & OLIS (Provincial Laboratory Information System) to onboard test codes into the Excelleris Test/Production environments.  Consulting with clinicians, medical directors and maintaining current knowledge of laboratory procedures to be conversant with clinical issues relating to the development of Tests.
  • Conducts Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Systems conformance Testing from a Clinical perspective, and authorizes EMR report display to Lifelabs / Excelleris standards.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement/efficiency gains and ensures clinical analyst processes are defined and communicated appropriately.
  • Assist in planning, estimating clinical analyst resource needs on projects
  • Develops, maintains and executes Test Plans/Scenarios complete with supporting Test Data Sets in accordance with LifeLabs / Excelleris privacy and security protocols.
  • Documents Test Plan/Scenario execution outcomes, interacting with developers and other resources to isolate and remediate defects in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates test execution with affected stakeholders, i.e. LifeLabs / Excelleris’ development resources, clients, third party vendors.
  • Provide scheduled clinical data reports for projects and products, and advise management of clinical related issues or trends
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Manager Clinical Services & Operational Efficiency.



  • Completion of Medical Laboratory Technologist Program - CSMLS Certification (Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science) is mandatory for all candidates.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a laboratory environment a must.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with HL7 message/LOINC protocols.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must.
  • Prior experience in software Quality Assurance is a definite asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, familiarity with issue tracking systems such as ServiceNow, Altiris, TFS.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530. 

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