Point of Care Coordinator - Laboratory - Days

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/6/2024 4:01 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Point of Care Coordinator in the Alternate Testing Lab.  The Point of Care Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the quality control and quality performance improvement functions of point of care testing done by non-laboratory care givers. 


Job Summary


Participates in planning, organizing, documenting, and providing technical and quality performance services for aspects of testing performed at point of care sites and in designated non-centralized laboratories. Provides technical consultation and standardizes laboratory policies and procedures for use by clinical staff. This may include oversight of testing personnel performance and adherence to SOPs; development and implementation of new procedures, methods, and instrumentation; maintaining and/or improving the quality of work performed, within the framework of compliance with all applicable regulatory/accreditation requirements including CLIA standards and College of American Pathology (CAP) guidelines.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Participates in oversight of point of care testing operations, ensuring the establishment of appropriate procedures throughout all phases of specimen handling and testing.
  • Participates in development and implementation of quality control programs to ensure the highest quality results to patients and physicians.
  • Responsible for ensuring that result reporting activities are completed within mandated timeframes. May include audits of test results and test reports for accuracy.
  • Provides consultative service and participates in the process of verifying compliance with all regulatory requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures to maintain medical center licensure and accreditation status for point of care testing.
  • Performs tasks related to quality and compliance monitoring and preparing documentation to substantiate required compliance and monitoring activities.
  • Ensures institutional readiness for all internal and external inspections of point of care testing resources.
  • Participates in preparation of testing procedures and provides updates as needed according to CLIA standard, CAP guidelines, and institutional requirements.
  • Participates in training, orientation and ongoing continuing education of personnel using point of care testing resources.
  • Prepares appropriate competency and training documents and ensures training documentation is current and available for inspections.
  • Participates as needed in Laboratory quality improvement activities.
  • Evaluates new instruments, products, procedures, workflows, and methods in order to provide recommendations to the point of care Director and Advisory Committee concerning the acquisition of equipment or changes in operations.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate inventory of supplies. Interacts with supply chain offices and vendors as required.
  • Ensures appropriate operation of all point of care equipment. Verifies that quality control monitoring and preventive maintenance of equipment is completed and documented as outlined in laboratory procedure manual.
  • Works with CBIS and Laboratory Information Services to ensure electronic connectivity between point of care devices and institutional systems to facilitate transmission of test orders and results.
  • Works with administration to facilitate appropriate and complete charge capture and posting for point of care technical services performed.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Must satisfy CLIA’88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification or eligibility as medical technologist, (MT) or specialist (Sxx) through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent.
  • High degree of computer literacy; knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospital information systems and database spreadsheet and presentation software; willingness to learn new software applications (e.g. business analysis software, content management systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment and laboratory testing methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply QC/QA/QI principles and processes required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Minimum of three years experience in a general clinical laboratory preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to Clinical Laboratory operations preferred.


Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time
  • Shift:  Days + Every 4th weekend and week evenings on call
  • Unit/Department: Alternate Site Testing
  • CBA code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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