Point of Care Lab Coordinator

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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab - POC Testing
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 835407
Posted On: 5/7/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Come join our Phoenix Children's Lab Team! This position works closely with laboratory staff, nursing, physicians, and hospital technologists to ensure accurate and reliable results across a wide range of testing platforms. This is a day shift position, 4 10-hour shifts. We are offering a $5,000 sign on bonus.

This position administers and coordinates Laboratory POCT Program to ensure operations achieve and comply with established operating budget, quality control and regulatory standards.

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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Clinical Laboratory experience.
Preferred
2. Excellent communication, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills.
Preferred
3. Previous Point-of-Care experience.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
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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