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$5,271 - $7,770 per month

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation?s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-time Point of Care Testing Coordinator Lead. The Point of Care Testing Coordinator Lead will work in a collaborative relationship with Patient Care Services to assure quality of the Point of Care Testing (POCT) Program. This person will be the liaison/resource person between the Clinical Laboratory and Patient/Ambulatory Care Services and provide tools and resources to testing staff to meet regulatory compliance. This person will also lead the POCT Coordinators and assist the Manager in administrative duties.


Teamwork/Supporting Laboratory Operations:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to POCT Division, demonstrating positive leadership skills such as diplomacy, flexibility, and staff motivation
  • Assign tasks, schedules, help cover duties or designate when appropriate, and establishe priorities on daily work and projects
  • Monitor workflows and resources to meet division needs; consult with Manager on staffing requirements
  • Ensures CAP Proficiency Test surveys are ordered each year
  • Assist Manager in interviewing, hiring and evaluation of employees; may participate in the disciplinary action process

    Teaching and Training Skills:
  • Provides effective orientation and training to new employees or others as needed
  • Provides fair, immediate, and private feedback on performance issues with individuals
  • Assists Manager to ensure documentation of staff required training/competencies are complete

    Data Management:
  • Manage electronic QC and compile results and corrective action in data management software
  • Compile and distribute QC summary reports to unit managers and Nursing leadership
  • Maintains test menus for each test location
  • Draft new procedure and maintain Procedure Manuals per CAP requirements; coordinates Faculty and Nursing Review

    Coordinate, review and evaluate the POCT Quality Control/Quality Assurance Program:
  • Review QC data of all testing sites on a monthly basis
  • Draft and distribute summaries of QC data to POCT managers and/or directors, including corrective action recommendations
  • Perform QC on new lot #/shipments of testing reagents
  • Coordinate and distribute Proficiency Testing surveys to POCT locations for each MTS License

    Communications/Customer Service:
  • Represent the department professionally when interacting with all medical center staff
  • Demonstrate strong communication and conflict resolution skills, communicating clearly, directly, and in a timely manner
  • Maintain neat, legible, organized documents
  • Maintain an advanced and current level of expertise for all procedures

    Education/Competency Program:
  • Visit testing locations as needed for record review and problem solving sessions
  • Provide suggestions for designing a corrective action plan when needed
  • Assist Nursing Educator with initial and ongoing orientation training, annual competency validations, and various training sessions

    Method Evaluation:
  • Assist the POCT Leadership Committee (HMC-Product Evaluation Committee) in determining need for new methodology
  • Coordinate Clinical Laboratory evaluation, validation, and correlation of new methods or instruments
  • Collaborate with nursing on staff education

  • Maintain knowledge of current Federal and State regulations (i.e., TJC, DOH)
  • Prepare sites for inspection by regulatory agencies (i.e., TJC, WA State Department of Health)
  • Report compliance issues to the POCT Leadership Committee for corrective action
  • Prepare and present QI projects to POCT leadership and inspectors

    This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


    Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience


    Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division


    Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent

    Conditions of Employment:
  • May work with biohazards, including blood and other body fluids and sharps
  • Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, Roosevelt, and Remote Site Clinics

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .

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