The point-of-care testing (POCT) technical consultant performs, documents, tracks and trends quality control procedures and proficiency testing in accordance with established parameters and standards. The POCT technical consultant works with the laboratory leadership and laboratory medical director to resolve quality control, patient or procedural problems and recommends enhancements to laboratory procedures.
The POCT technical consultant is also responsible for providing support and consultation to our clinical and IT partners. The POCT technical consultant will evaluate and validate the latest technology according to regulatory guidelines. The POCT technical consultant ensures quality assurance and regulatory standards are being met for all point-of-care testing devices as applicable. This role is responsible for providing staff training and education, as well as oversight of staff competency.
This position maintains the records for POCT both electronically and manually as applicable. The POCT technical consultant is responsible for aggregating quality metrics, ordering of supplies when needed and performing regulatory quality checks to maintain inspection readiness.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required in chemical, physical, biological sciences or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution acceptable to the certifying agency (ASCP). This position also requires participation in 24 CEUs annually (tracked by department leadership).
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Medical technologist MT/MLS ASCP or POCT certification required.
EXPERIENCE: Requires two years of experience in non-waived testing in a clinical laboratory hospital setting with quality assurance and/or point-of-care testing. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. Experience with hospital and ambulatory oversight preferred.
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Strict compliance with laboratory fraud and abuse policies and requirements is an employment condition for the POCT technical consultant.
This position has potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury.
This position demands increased amounts of standing, bending and manual manipulation, as well as some light lifting. Incumbent must have the ability to distinguish colors.
The department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool lists the essential functions of this position.
Core competencies will be assessed primarily to the following patient population(s) served (with the exception of newborns): all diagnoses/conditions of patients admitted to the hospital.
This position reports to the laboratory leadership.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.