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 of the POCT Coordinator and/or POCT manager and Director of POCT and according to established policies and procedures, assists in the training of point of care testing personnel in the hospital units and ancillary sites to ensure accurate and correct patient results. The POCT specialist validates POCT devices for use and performs maintenance of point of care equipment and troubleshoots instruments not functioning according to specifications.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


Reviews daily QC records of all Point of Care testing sites. Reviews documentation by operators of remedial action taken for out-of-range QC.

 

Reviews daily and monthly instrument maintenance documentation for POCT  instrumentation. Notifies the POCT coordinator of operator initiated remedial actions and follows-up for all point of care tests and instruments.

 

Performs linearities, correlations and validations as necessary. Working knowledge of EP Evaluator or similar statistical program.

                    
Prepares statistical charts for review by the POCT coordinator.
 

Distributes POCT supplies to testing sites and maintains inventory.

 
Maintains supplies, equipment and work area.
 
Monitors inventory levels.
 

Monitors compliance of all units and operators with all regulatory requirements.

 

Assists in training, competency assessments and in-service refresher training of POCT

operators and Nurse Educators.
 

Working knowledge of all regulatory requirements regarding POCT including licensure.

 

Assist new locations in setting up point of care testing.

 

Performs other duties as assigned by the POCT Coordinator, POCT Manager, and the Director of POCT.




Requirements:


Licensure: NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License is required.

Required Education:  Bachelor of Science or Arts, preferably in Laboratory Medicine, Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biology or related field.

Minimum Related Experience:  In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Biology, an internship or 1 yr experience in a clinical lab or point of care testing setting is preferred.

Preferred Related Experience:  Lab experience directly in a Point of Care Testing setting.



 
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. 

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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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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