||Job Summary:Under the operationaland administrative direction of the Laboratory Manager, the Point of CareCoordinator is responsible for coordinating all point of care testing accordingto manufacturer's procedure, CLIA requirements, Joint Commission and CAPAccreditation standards. The Point of Care Coordinator assures qualitytesting and accurate test performance through operator training, equipmentmonitoring, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, quality control reviewand proficiency testing.
The incumbent may have access to highly confidentialpatient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle &protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAArequirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent isresponsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or othersecurity risks to the organization. Theincumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patientsafety initiatives appropriate to the position and conducts all jobresponsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.Requirements: Registry with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (MT ASCP) is required.Bachelor of Science degree as a Medical Technologist.A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a Clinical Laboratory technical position under a Board-Certified Pathologist are required. Must be highly accountable for knowledge of procedures, instruments in use, quality control measures. As a resource for each testing location, must be able to troubleshoot issues and come to resolutions quickly. Proven attention to detail, meticulous documentation, and organizational abilities required.Possess knowledge of JCAHO/CAO and CLIA requirements and regulations,and ability to apply them concerning Point of Care Testing. Must exhibit a high degree of professional judgment and initiative in dealing with multiple customers (providers, nursing staff, MA's), and patient care matters. Must have the ability to inform and pull testing, if necessary, based on required regulations when not met. Must be able to make informed decisions regarding exceptions to standard policies and procedures when required by specific patient need. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to provide education, competency assessment and on time documentation. Must perform detailed audits, report monthly to the lab manager and/or director, and inform unit and/or practice managers when audit performance does not meet standards and pull testing, if necessary.Communicate findings to staff and manager when regulations are not met. Must accept directions, information and feedback from subordinates, management, and associates.Must have analytical and problem solving skills combined with technical knowledge to make optimal test implementation and instrument purchasing decisions in concert with Pathologists, Ancillary Director, Laboratory Manager.
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