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Position Details

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

Position Summary

The Laboratory Point of Care Specialist collaborates with the Point of Care Coordinator (POCC) to ensure operations for all Point of Care Testing at each Phoenix Children`s Hospital location achieves and maintains compliance with the established quality control and regulatory standards.

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. Performs Point of Care duties as assigned by Point of Care Coordinator (POCC).
    • Monitors and maintains POC Rals, AQURE and LMS programs.
  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.
    • Reviews CAP checklists on a regular basis to remain proficient.
  3. Acts as a liaison between Nursing Education, Clinical Managers, Testing Personnel, and Laboratory to establish and monitor POC testing throughout all PCH facilities.
    • Attends meetings with Clinical departments performing POC testing as needed.
  4. Assists Point-of-Care Coordinator (POCC) in establishing and monitoring Quality Control testing, patient testing and reporting of results.
    • Monitors testing daily, performs corrective action with POC operators as needed.
  5. Assists POCC in researching and selecting new instrumentation and testing kits for POC testing.
    • Perform validation testing for new testing and instrumentation.
  6. Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting as needed.
    • Performs maintenance on non-waived instruments monthly.
  7. Assists POCC with the orientation, training, and competency assessment that is provided to testing personnel, including physicians, as required by regulatory standards.
    • Conducts new hire and annual training classes for staff.
  8. Assists POCC in maintaining the inventory of POC supplies; ensures supplies are stored at proper temperature.
    • Orders POCC supplies as needed, performs quality control and distributes to POC sites.
  9. Performs complex patient testing and quality control testing of samples; plans techniques based on assessment of findings and accepted protocols. Performs instrument calibrations, linearity`s and comparisons as well as maintenance, and troubleshooting when required.
    • Maintain blood gas instruments, Avox, ACT instruments as well as all waived instruments.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
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