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Job Description

Job Title: Point of Care Coordinator, UPMC Carlisle
Job ID: 757837709
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
Department: Lab Point of Care - CRMC
Location: 361 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle PA 17015


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.

  • 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.
  • Perform quality assurance reporting and identify opportunities for process improvement in conjunction with patient care departments. Enforce and adhere to laboratory compliance policies
  • Evaluate and recommend methods and instruments for POC testing applications.
  • Perform, implement, and monitor POC quality control procedures. Review and maintain documentation of quality control records to assure test validity.
  • Support all organizational safety regulations to ensure a safe working environment around POC activities.
  • 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.
  • Establish competency testing requirements and assess and monitor compliance by users. Maintain appropriate access to testing systems based on competency documentation.
  • Investigate and respond to any inquiries concerning POC testing.
  • Document corrective action and evaluate effectiveness of quality control. Enroll POC testing in required proficiency testing programs and monitor users' proficiency.
  • Collaborate with system laboratory POC resources to establish best practices.
  • Monitor and maintain computerized result reporting for POC tests, interacting with system analysts and vendors as required.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures for specimen collection, test performance, quality control, and resulting.
  • Use reagents and supplies in a cost-effective manner; maintain appropriate inventory of supplies.
  • In conjunction with Laboratory Director, evaluate appropriateness of POC utilization.
  • Participate and monitor orientation, training, and competency assessment of testing personnel for POC tests in conjunction with clinical departments.


  • 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 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $25.31 to $39.42 / hour

    Union Position: No

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