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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab - POC Testing
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 617175
Date Posted: 9/13/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position administers and coordinates Laboratory POCT Program to ensure operations achieve and comply with established operating budget, 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. Acts as primary liaison between Nursing Education, Clinical Managers, Testing Personnel and Laboratory to establish and monitor POC testing throughout all PCH facilities.
    • Coordinates proficiency testing for as required for specific POC tests and testing locations; follows up on variances.
    • Develops mechanism to document competency of all testing personnel, including physicians and monitors to ensure competency is performed as required by regulatory agencies.
    • Develops POC policies and procedures, consistent with regulatory requirements.
    • Ensures that all staff performing POC testing receive adequate orientation and training prior to performing procedures; assists nursing educators with the six-month competencies for new employees and annual Skills Fairs.
    • Familiar with regulatory standards related to POC testing and ensures they are met.
    • Monitors patient test result reporting of POC tests.
    • Troubleshoots technical problems with POC procedures, analyzers and equipment.
    • Reviews POC testing performed by staff and makes recommendations to clinical managers and nursing education for development and educational purposes.
  2. Develops processes for ordering, receipt and proper storage of all POC reagents to ensure adherence to departmental operating and capital budgets.
  3. Establishes Quality Control systems and mechanisms for all testing performed, and monitors to ensure compliance.
  4. Maintains professional and technical competency in all aspects of laboratory technology through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement and remaining apprised of current trends, developments and awareness of latest technology and practices to improve outcomes.
  5. Researches and selects new instrumentation and testing kits for POC testing as needed.
  6. 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.
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Education
1. Associates in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent technical specialty. Required
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Experience
1. Clinical Laboratory experience. Preferred
2. Excellent communication, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills. Preferred
3. Previous Point-of-Care experience. Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. ASCP certification or equivalent. Required
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 Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
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 - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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