POCT Supervisor (Point-Of-Care-Testing) - Brookdale Hospital
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non-Executive Management
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- Bachelor Degree in Medical Technology or related degree, required.
- Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist, required.
- Minimum of six (6) years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience, required.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
Superivises and coordinates staff and activities responsible for monitoring laboratory testing performed outside the Health System Laboratories including implementation and use of point-of-care devices and tests. Monitors and evaluates the quality of POCT processes to ensure accurate, reliable and prompt results can be used in clinical decision-making by non-laboratory staff. Ensures regulatory and accreditation requirements are satisfied. Provides subject-matter services for POCT activities to a diverse client base, including hospital locations and nursing units to ensure best practice standards. Responsibilities Include:
- Supervises, hires, trains, disciplines and evaluates performance of staff. Ensures performance appraisals are completed in a timely manner.
- Prioritizes, schedules, assigns and monitors work to optimize operational service.
- Analyzes, recommends, implements and monitors approved work-flow changes and staffing levels.
- Establishes regular communication processes with System POCT team, POCT users and suppliers. Schedules and travels to ancillary and hospital 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.
- Interprets and resolves technical issues and provides expertise regarding related equipment, methods, and quality assurance principles.
- Collaborates and supports hospitals to ensure success of new and/or current POCT programs.
- Trains non-laboratory testing personnel in proper use, interpretation, and quality control of POCT instrumentation and protocols. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of training programs.
- Ensures annual competency assessment and certification of staff performing POCT and the System POCT team.
- Develops, implements and evaluates methods, procedures and instruments for testing, quality control and maintenance/troubleshooting of equipment.
- Maintains and reviews quality management programs to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements.
- Participates in development and implementation of policies and procedures for POC testing. Maintains related Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Systems Manuals.
- Particpates with procurement of related equipment and supplies. Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies are appropriately stored and used in accordance with procedures and/or expiration dates.
- Ensures related equipment and instrumentation are appropriately maintained and calibrated in accordance Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements, regulatory standards, and SOP's. Provides troubleshooting assistance to manufacturer/service engineers, when needed.
- Schedules and administers proficiency testing for sites performing POCT. Ensures proficiency testing program complies with regulatory requirements.
- Performs statistical analysis of daily work, with attention to cost containment, quality assurance and quality control.
- Maintains knowledge of state and federal regulations and applicable accreditation standards, and ensures preparedness for audits/inspections. Provides for requested records and documents during audits and inspections.
- Assesses testing sites to ensure a safe work environment. Identifies and helps mitigate workplace hazards including those related to biohazards and chemical hygiene practices.
- Performs related duties, as required.
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