Point of Care Testing Coordinator (Part Time-Temporary)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-31-2017
BASIC FUNCTION:
The purpose of this position is to provide coordination and technical direction of Point-Of-Care testing, as well as ongoing administration and expansion.
 
DIMENSIONS:
The Point-Of-Care coordinator has to coordinate all clinical lab testing done outside the central lab on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) days a week operation and supervise eight (8) Patient Care Specialists.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts include nurses, pathologists, clinicians, and technologists within the organization, for the purposes of determining a diagnosis. External contact includes staff from various organizations and regulatory agencies. Participates in providing pathological services to patients of all age groups from newborn to geriatric.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Develops, evaluates, implements and maintain procedures for Point-Of-Care Testing, ensuring the consistency of directives, policies, procedures and guidelines of Howard University Hospital and other appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Acts as liaison on Point-Of-Care Testing for the Clinical Laboratories with other hospital activities.
  • Develops, evaluates, implements and monitors the Point-Of-Care Testing Quality Assessment and implement programs.
  • Monitors all records of procedure performance and quality control.
  • Reviews test results and assures that reports and records are accurate and maintained properly.
  • Coordinates annual competency training and certification for all testing personnel.
  • Identifies skills required by non-laboratory testing personnel.
  • Trains, tests and validates Patient-Care Specialists.
  • Reviews and prepares monthly workload and productivity reports.
  • Maintains logs of preventive, daily and maintenance sufficient to indicate compliance with applicable regulatory standards.
  • Prepares correspondence for signature by the Manager, Laboratory Medicine and Director, Clinical Laboratories.
  • Organizes in-service training and implements activities to support and reinforce related subjects.
  • Implements and monitors proficiency testing.
  • Assures adequacy of equipment and supplies.
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
  • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
  • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to direct staff/operators on professional aspects of medical laboratory practice.
  • Maintenance of reasonable familiarity with advances in Medical Technology related to practice in the laboratory.
  • Familiarity with fundamental statistics of quality control in the medical laboratory.
  • Performance of orientation protocol that introduces new employees to the policies, procedures, and equipment relevant to the job activities of the employee. Updates orientation records as employee skills and responsibilities advance.
  • Sufficient sight (including color discrimination), manual dexterity, and mobility to function effectively in exercising job-responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with applicable standards of various regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to teach and train others effectively.
  • Demonstrate ability to delegate responsibility for permanent and ad hoc requirements of section operations.
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
CARES CRITERIA:
  • Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
  • Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
  • Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
  • Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, with a registry by the American Society of Clinical
Pathologists (ASCP). Five (5) years of progressive work experience in all areas of the Clinical
Laboratories. Computer experience is preferred.
 
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