Position Details

Department: Lab - POC Testing
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 445836
Date Posted: 4/1/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position assists the Point-of-Care coordinator with the Laboratory's Point-of-Care program to ensure operations acheive and comply with the established quality control and regulatory standards. This position requires the Point of Care Specialist to take and pass a board certification exam from an approved accreditation agency within one year of hire.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Assists peers with work assignments as appropriate.
  2. Maintains professional and technical competency through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the fields covered by medical technology.
  3. Acts as a liaison between Nursing Education, Clinical Managers, Testing Personnel, and Laboratory to establish and monitor POC testing throughout all PCH facilities.
  4. Assists Point-of-Care Coordinator (POCC) in establishing and monitoring Quality Control testing, patient testing and reporting of results.
  5. Assists POCC in researching and selecting new instrumentation and testing kits for POC testing.
  6. Assists POCC in developing POC policies and procedures.
  7. Assists POCC with the orientation, training, and competency assessment that is provided to testing personnel, including physicians, as required by regulatory standards.
  8. Assists POCC in maintaining the inventory of POC supplies; ensures supplies are stored at proper temperature.
  9. Participates in complex patient testing and quality control testing of samples; plans techniques based on assessment of findings and accepted protocols. Performs instrument calibrations, linearities and comparisons as well as maintenance, and troubleshooting when required.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. College degree in Medical Technology from an accredited institution OR a combination of education and experience (as specified in the CLIA regulations for high complexity testing personnel). Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Clinical laboratory experience Preferred
2. Point-of-Care Testing experience Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ASCP certification or equivalent nationally recognized certification Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Excellent communication, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills . Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
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