Point of Care Testing Specialist - (MSH)

Job Description

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Department of Stat Laboratory (MSH) -  Req Number: 2556058



Job Title:  Point of Care Testing Specialist - (MSH)

 
 
Roles & Responsibilities:

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, assists in the supervision of point of care testing personnel in all hospital units within the Mount Sinai Health System and ancillary sites to ensure accurate and correct patient results. The point of care testing specialist validates all new POCT devices and reviews and performs maintenance of point of care equipment and troubleshoots instruments not functioning according to specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

On-site support for POCT testing throughout the MSHS POCT program which includes all hospitals, Article 28 clinics and Faculty Practice Associates (Icahn School of Medicine FPA and MSDFPA) locations. Must travel by MSHS shuttle when available and by public transportation if location is not serviced by MSHS shuttles at all or at time of travel.

Validates all devices before deploying them in the hospital units and clinics.

Reviews and records daily QC of all Point of Care testing.

Reviews daily and processes exceptions in middleware.

Reviews connectivity of all devices and follows up on  any not transmitting patient data within the last 24 hour period that the unit/clinic was opened.

Investigates and records remedial actions taken for out-of-range QC.

Reviews daily and monthly instrument maintenance documentation for Point of Care instrumentation.

Performs linearity’s correlations and validations as necessary.

Prepares the statistical charts for review by the Point of Care testing coordinator and the Director.

Notifies the Point of Care testing coordinator of remedial actions and follow-ups for all point of care tests and instruments.

Distributes Point of care testing supplies to testing sites and maintains inventory.

Maintains supplies, equipment and work area. Monitors inventory levels.
Performs daily, weekly and monthly maintenance and function inspections.

Trains super users in all units and clinics to be the on-site trainers for new staff on all POCT devices.

Enters operators into the appropriate POCT middleware (Telcore or RALS).
Assists in the initial validation of new methodologies approved for utilization in the POCT program.

Assists super users in training Continuing Education and In-Service of point of care testing personnel.

Performs other duties as required.


Organizational/Managerial

Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information. 

Participates in all performance improvement activities, where applicable.

Educational/Professional Development

Participates in continuing education exercises in order to maintain licensing for NYS DOH.

Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.

May attend outside lectures pertaining to POCT with approval of POCT Director.


Communication/Relationships

Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with all MSHS employees and patients.

Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.

Maintains good communications within all areas of Pathology.

Answers telephones appropriately.

Adheres to MSHS legal and ethical standards.

May be required to perform other duties as assigned.



Requirements:


EDUCATION REQUIRED
Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in related field, or equivalent work experience required. (High School diploma and 10 years of experience in a clinical laboratory is considered equivalent).
Clinical Laboratory Technologist license from the New York State Education Department.

EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED
Minimum one year of experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.
Demonstrated facility with Excel and Word is required. Working knowledge of statistical analysis programs (I.e., Excel’s or EP Evaluator).
Excellent written, oral and email communication skills. 
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to remain calm at all times; ability to diffuse situations.
 
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Clinical Laboratory Technologist from New York State Department of Health or Certificate of Qualification from the NYS Department of Health required.
 
JOB HAZARDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Universal precautions. Job requires the wearing of PPE including face mask, when needed.
Maneuvering moderately heavy POCT devices and reagents.
Must be able to walk at least 2 miles a day.


 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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