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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 233825-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

This is a full-time position that will provide expert support for the breadth of pathology informatics (over missions of clinical operations, education, and research) across the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the UW Health system.

Candidate will work closely with the following teams/leaders:
- Director of Laboratory and Pathology Informatics
- Department of Pathology faculty and operational leadership
- CMIO and the rest of the Physician Informatics team
- Faculty champion of Beaker AP and other Beaker superusers
- IS and Lab IS leadership and analysts
- Center for Clinical Knowledge Management
- Clinical Research Data services
- Biomedical Informatics

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The ideal candidate will work with leadership and teams as indicated above to advance goals of the department and the enterprise in areas including, but not limited to:
- Optimization of LIS (Beaker) usability to faculty and other end users.
- Deployment of digital pathology workflows and related software platforms.
- Optimization of tele-pathology and related video systems.
- Departmental QA/QI improvements.
- Departmental and enterprise CDS.
- Supervision of day-to-day informatics needs (e.g. inquiries by analysts) and follow throughs to solve defects.
- Supervision of LIS (Beaker) processes such as maintenance, upgrades, and validations.
- Supervision of laboratory electronic systems implementations and interfaces (instruments/ LIS/ EHR).
- CP and AP analytics.
- Enterprise test utilization.
- Serving on enterprise-wide committees.
- Diagnostic integration (e.g. LIS with genomics modules, radiomics, enterprise imaging, etc).
- Operational integration (with joint operations business partners, satellite labs, outreach, etc) and order/results routing.
- Laboratory informatics industry collaboration, innovation, and informatics research.
- Education: mainly for residents, informatics fellows, and faculty development in informatics through collaboration. Other educational opportunities such as for medical students and masters post-graduate students exist.
- Billing R&D and billing efficiency.
- Ensuring regulatory compliance through direction of implementation of laboratory informatics services; monitoring accepted standards of performance; communicating effectively with clinician clients, pathologists, administrative directors, medical directors, and regulatory bodies; improving the standard of care; supporting outreach, standardization, and integration initiatives; and optimizing utilization and improving billing efficiency.
- The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

The informatics role will occupy approximately 50% of this individual's time, 20% will be spent with a suitable clinical activity and the rest of the time will be spent in research and teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the mission of the department via active participation in research and teaching programs, training of residents, fellows, and medical students, mentoring of trainees and participation in continuing medical education programs.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MD, DO or MD/PhD. Board certified in AP, CP or AP/CP. Board eligible or certified in Clinical Informatics is preferred, however, other advanced degrees in informatics may be considered.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Expertise in laboratory informatics at an academic medical center is essential. Subspecialty training in Clinical Informatics is preferred. However, applicants with other training or experience in informatics (e.g. fellowship in Pathology Informatics, strong analytics and programming experiences in clinical setting, etc.) may also qualify. Candidates for associate professor (CHS) and professor (CHS) rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the CHS track.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

License or Certificate:

Eligible for unrestricted State of Wisconsin Medical License. Licensure will be required for successful candidate.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and as such, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality and a criminal background check will be conducted prior to final offer.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, and list of three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 26, 2021, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kirsten Gragg
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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