Point of Care Coordinator, Core Lab

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Core Lab
Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Weekly
Shift: First Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Point of Care Coordinator is responsible for implementing and coordinating point of care patient testing, facilitating compliance with applicable policies and procedures and with regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5%
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. Performs on-site review of patient testing, quality control and maintenance logs and reports problems and regulatory non-compliance to appropriate management personnel. Facilitates and ensures documentation of competency training and oversees completion of proficiency testing programs. - 15%
  • In conjunction with the manager and/or technical specialist, coordinates problem resolution for point of care testing. - 15%
  • Provides on-site technical resource assistance to point of care personnel for problem solving related to quality control and instrument performance. - 15%
  • Performs linearity and comparability testing. Monitors quality control, proficiency testing, instrument maintenance and corrective actions. Maintains records required for regulatory compliance. - 15%
  • In conjunction with the manager, provides a communication link to point of care departments from the technical specialist, to include implementation of new instruments, policies and procedures. Assists the technical specialist in selection and validation of new methods. - 10%
  • Ensures that a system is in place for adequate point of care inventory control. - 10%
  • Notifies the technical specialist and manager of major technical problems and works with them for problem resolution. - 5%
  • Performs duties required of a medical technologist II. - 5%
  • Provides assistance to the manager by performing all other duties as assigned. - 5%
  • Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5%
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 5%
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 5%
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 30%
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 90%
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 10%
  • Pushing 0-10 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0%
  • Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 5%
  • Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0%
  • Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0%
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 50%
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 5%
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 30%
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 30%
  • Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory/medical technology science with at least one year with high complexity testing, OR Associate degree in a clinical laboratory science or medical technology program with at least three years with high complexity testing
  • MT(ASCP), MLS(ASCP), or MLT(ASCP) certification or equivalent preferred
  • Three years' experience with high complexity testing