Trinity Health Point of Care Coordinator - Laboratory in Waterbury, Connecticut
The Point of Care (POC) Testing Coordinator develops, implements, coordinates and maintains programs in order to bring testing closer to the patient, to provide faster turnaround times for treatment, and to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.
Establishes and monitors quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) programs involving POC testing. Ensures compliance with accreditation agencies and federal regulations. Spearheads biannual CAP site surveys for POC testing.
Provides all POC training for patient care providers, including initial instruction and yearly validation. Maintain records and a data base for competency.
Develops policies and procedures related to POC testing. Investigates, procures and disseminates information regarding manufacturer guidelines and federal, and CAP regulations.
Evaluates requests for new POC testing, including feasibility study of clinical necessity and cost impact. Presents findings and cost analysis to Lab administration for approval. Establishes criteria for vendor bidding and collaborates with Supply Chain Department to develop and negotiate contracts.
Selects and evaluates new POC testing devices for accuracy and precision, cost, ease of use, etc. Submit selected devices for trial use in patient- care areas. Provides technical support to patient care areas. Implements, monitors and troubleshoots malfunctioning analyzers/monitors or various POC testing devices.
Promotes a continuous learning environment by providing education and guidance to physicians and staff as required. Participates in continuing education whenever possible.
Participates as a member of the Clinical Laboratory Team. Consistently demonstrates flexibility, objectivity and adaptability. Contributes new ideas to improve laboratory operations, policies and procedures and for meeting HVMA business goals. Participates in projects, as assigned.
Develops POC audits and other QA indicators insuring that the program meets Quality guidelines. Works with all site managers to closely monitor testing outside of the laboratory.
Develop a consistent program throughout the all sites that include standardized testing procedures, training, proficiency testing and QA audits.
Ensures a professional attitude and appearance at all times. Consistently demonstrates flexibility and good judgment. Consults with co-workers and supervisor as necessary.
Adheres to all Laboratory policies and procedures, including Compliance, HIPPA, CAP, OSHA, state licensing and accreditation guidelines. Reviews policy and procedure manuals on an annual basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Credentials and Abilities
- Must demonstrate general working knowledge and competence within an open laboratory environment.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and speak, read and write the English language.
- Must be comfortable using computer hardware and lab information systems.
Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training
- Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science required
- ASCP, CLS or NCA certification required
- 3-5 years of clinical laboratory experience required
Job Number: 00143429
Location: Waterbury, CT
Organization Name: Trinity Health Of New England
Facility: NESM - Saint Mary's Hospital
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Rotating Shift