Purpose Statement / Position Summary The Point of Care Testing (POCT) Coordinator will establish, implement and coordinate on going activities of the Point of Care Testing program. The POCT coordinator will work with the Laboratory Manager, section supervisor and Nursing Education to evaluate, implement and assure the ongoing quality program of POCT at OCMMC. The POCT coordinator will assume responsibility of special projects for accreditation and assist in the development of programs and procedure to assure the department is aligned with community standards. In addition, the POCT Coordinator will perform work assignments as scheduled such as Lab Quality Assurance program, produce accurate and timely results, in accordance with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Laboratory Services department standards and procedures.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values, support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job 1. Oversee and coordinate the general operation of the Point Care Testing program. 2. Perform in a lead role under the direction of the laboratory manager. 3. Review and incorporate Federal regulations and accreditation standards in POCT processes. 4. Evaluate new procedures and methods before implementation according to department protocol. 5. Audit and evaluate POCT specific processes for compliance and trends. 6. Assume responsibility of special projects and assist in the development of programs and procedures. 7. Training and orientation of staff on new and modified procedures are reviewed and documented. 8. Technical and operational POCT policies and procedures reviewed in a timely manner. 9. Evaluate test results, test processes, quality control and assurance requirements where applicable. 10. Meet department scheduling and attendance requirements. 11. Require effective communication, verbally, in writing and through other means. 12. Consistently apply infection control policies and procedures. 13. Attend and actively participate in department specific education, training, in-services, process improvement initiatives and staff meetings. 14. Participate in performance improvement projects in the laboratory. 15. Ensure equipment and safety devices are used as intended and designed. 16. Ensure compliance at all times with hospital and laboratory policies and procedures. 17. Perform data management and documentation activities.