Northwell Health Coordinator, POCT in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 001RSE

Job Category Laboratory

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Monitors laboratory testing performed outside of the North Shore – LIJ Health System Laboratories, and participates in the implementation and use of point-of-care devices and tests. Assesses, trains, and monitors staff performing POCT. Observes and evaluates the quality of the POCT processes to ensure accurate, reliable and prompt reporting of results. Assures regulatory and accreditation requirements are satisfied. Provides POCT advisory services to diverse client base to ensure best practice standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES












  1. Establishes regular communication processes with POCT users and suppliers. Schedules and visits ancillary sites for periodic quality audits. Addresses staff compliance issues and provides follow-up for required corrective action in response to unacceptable testing techniques or results.

  2. Interprets and resolves arbitrary technical issues and applies expertise in equipment, methods, and quality assurance principles used in POCT environment.

  3. Implements and trains for methods and procedures for testing, quality control and maintenance/troubleshooting of equipment. Evaluates and validates related new procedures and instruments. Maintains and reviews quality management programs to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements.

  4. Coordinates annual competency assessment and certification of staff performing POCT.

  5. Assists with the evaluation of new test methodology and validates related new procedures and instruments. Acts as a technical resource in the operation and maintenance of POCT equipment used across all testing locations.

  6. Provides assistance for the procurement of equipment and supplies used in point of care testing. Maintains an adequate inventory related supplies, and ensures products and supplies are stored in accordance with applicable requirements and are used prior to expiration. Dispositions expired suppies.

  7. Maintains POCT equipment and instrumentation, including verification of appropriate performance, calibration, linearity and correlation to laboratory methodology, as required. Assists with troubleshooting problems with POCT equipment and interacts with manufacturer/service engineers, when needed.

  8. Performs statistical analysis of daily work, with attention to cost containment, quality assurance and quality control.

  9. Schedules and administers the proficiency testing program, where applicable in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  10. Ensures preparedness for audits/inspections and keeps informed of all state and federal regulations and applicable accreditation standards. Provides requested records and documents to surveyors during audits and inspections.

  11. Assesses testing sites to ensure a safe work environment. Identifies and helps mitigate workplace hazards, including those related to biohazards and chemical hygiene practices.

  12. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

· Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related degree, required. Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related degree, preferred.

· Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED), preferred.

· Minimum three (3) years pertinent experience working in a clinical laboratory.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Team-oriented but possess the ability to work and make decisions independently.