Job: Lab Point of Care Coordinator

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Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: LABORATORY - 7020
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 5286

Job Summary

The Point of Care Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and oversight of all Point of Care Testing (POCT) areas throughout the facility, including coordinating and establishing procedures for point of care testing (POCT). Works with various departments and staff to ensure quality of POCT, competency assessment, as well as meet changing regulatory requirements and continual performance improvement.  The Point of Care Coordinator serves as a resource for staff regarding POCT.  -------SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE-----

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree AND Medical Lab Scientist (ASCP or AMT) Certification

Minimum Work Experience

?Two years of clinical lab experience or Point of Care lab experience.

? Experience with Point of Care software and/or instrument management preferred.

Required Skills

Leadership skills necessary for implementing new procedures, ensuring that current policies and procedures are adhered to and maintaining smooth operation in area of responsibility.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration  (written and verbal) skills necessary to communicate with physicians, nursing unit personnel, clients, and laboratory and Health System personnel while reporting and explaining point of care testing procedures.

Demonstrated collaborative, team approach to quality improvement and problem solving.

Ability to function in a self-directed manner, that is, to be motivated to seek out potential problems and take steps to avert them.

Evidence of ability to apply process improvement techniques (i.e. Lean/Six Sigma) to improve work processes and bring value to the patient.

Analytical skills necessary to define and analyze operational flow and determine methods of accomplishing these tasks.

Knowledge of State and Federal regulations as well as Joint Commission and/or CAP requirements as it pertains to POCT/Waived testing.


Organizational Expectations

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Essential Functions


Responsible for daily supervision and technical oversight of all Point of Care testing.  Will work with nursing and education departments to identify and train appropriate personnel to perform point of care testing.

Responsible for development and maintenance of all clinical lab procedures and training procedures for point of care testing.

Responsible for implementation and monitoring test system validation including software/middleware for point of care test results, proficiency testing and quality assurance programs in concordance with regulatory requirements.

Collaborates with the LIS department in the maintenance of all test information and instrument interface requirements.

Must be flexible in work hours as needed by the demands of the workflow in the department.

Facilitates compliance with all CAP, Joint Commission, patient and employee safety, integrity, and other regulatory requirements.

Oversees the development and maintenance of technical policies and procedures.

Responsible for development of operating and capital budgets.  Responsible for input for operating and capital budgeting for needs of the point of care testing.

Establishes means to monitor and control costs and productivity, relative to operating budget, and benchmarks.

Responsible for all point of care quality management requirements including oversight of section quality control, proficiency testing, monitoring of appropriate quality indicators, and continuous quality improvement.

Will ensure point of care staff follows all policies and will work with managers to adhere to corrective action when necessary.

Ability to relate professionally with employees and clients, motivate others, and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Stays abreast of technological advancements in areas of point of care tesitng and implements new technology as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Functional Demands

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty. Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment. Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.