Job Description

Job Title: Point of Care Coordinator
Job ID: 636975
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility: UPMC Horizon
Department: Lab Services
Location: 110 North Main Street, Greenville PA 16125

Description

At UPMC Horizon, our employees play an indispensable role in providing the very best care for our patients. We rely on their skills and knowledge to perform accurate laboratory testing which is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of thousands of patients each day. Explore this position, and find out where your career can take you!


This position will require travel between Horizon campuses. 


In this role, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of Point of Care (POC) testing activities outside of the hospital main laboratory. Coordinate work-related tasks to ensure testing is performed within acceptable safety and quality control guidelines. Ensure that regulatory and compliance requirements are met. Understand all technical aspects of POC Testing including methodology and instrumentation. Function as expert advisor on POC testing methods and suggest and implement local applications.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with system laboratory POC resources to establish best practices
  • Coordinate the Laboratory Point of Care (POC) testing program to assure compliance with federal, state, and laboratory accreditation standards. Interact with program officials of regulatory agencies, as required. Keep abreast of all new standards or changes to standards.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures for specimen collection, test performance, quality control, and resulting
  • Establish competency testing requirements and assess and monitor compliance by users. 
  • Maintain appropriate access to testing systems based on competency documentation.
  • Evaluate and recommend methods and instruments for POC testing applications. In conjunction with Laboratory Director, evaluate appropriateness of POC utilization. 
  • Investigate and respond to any inquiries concerning POC testing.
  • Maintain inventory of POC testing equipment and ensure that instrumentation is validated prior to use. Coordinate general service and maintenance duties, including linearity checks and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor and maintain computerized result reporting for POC tests, interacting with system analysts and vendors as required.
  • Participate and monitor orientation, training, and competency assessment of testing personnel for POC tests in conjunction with clinical departments.
  • Perform quality assurance reporting and identify opportunities for process improvement in conjunction with patient care departments. 
  • Enforce and adhere to laboratory compliance policies.
  • Perform, implement, and monitor POC quality control procedures. 
  • Review and maintain documentation of quality control records to assure test validity. 
  • Document corrective action and evaluate effectiveness of quality control. 
  •  Enroll POC testing in required proficiency testing programs and monitor users' proficiency.
  • Support all organizational safety regulations to ensure a safe working environment around POC activities.
  • Use reagents and supplies in a cost-effective manner; maintain appropriate inventory of supplies.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Medical Technology, ASCP certified with 3 years of clinical laboratory experience 
  • or B.S. degree in one of the Chemical, Physical, or Biological Sciences with 5 years of clinical laboratory experience 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Demonstrates a service-oriented approach when working with other departments, including faculty members and patient care services
  • Proficient with PCs, Microsoft Office programs, and other information systems required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.69 to $32.36

Union Position: No

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