The University of Texas Medical Branch Medical Lab Scientist, Lab Services - Point of Care Coordinator in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or related field. Must obtain certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Board of Histocompatibility or Immunogenetics (ABHI), as appropriate, within 12 months of hire.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Services provides technical skills necessary to perform and report moderate or highly complex laboratory tests within a division of the clinical laboratory.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is from $53,600 to $80,400 annually, commensurate with experience.

This is a pay Band Code PC14.

Specific Job Related Duties

  • Makes varied or specialized examinations efficiently, prioritizes and organizes workload.

  • Assesses and processes incoming samples properly.

  • Reviews and interprets data related to normal values based on age, sex and other pertinent conditions and reports patient results accurately with all required documentation.

  • Maintain reports as stated in procedures.

  • Interacts with other healthcare professionals in the interpretation of test results, following procedures.

  • Performs, records and evaluates quality control data according to procedures including checking expiration dates and documentation of QC performance before use.

  • Performs and documents required maintenance procedures as assigned; monitors inventory for proper levels and notifies person responsible for ordering and receives and stores supplies when delivered.

  • Perform maintenance and quality control measures for laboratory instruments and equipment, as directed and assigned.

  • Instruct and teach other employees, students and others.

  • Participate in evaluations of new tests or instruments, as assigned.

  • Review and suggest revisions for test procedures.

  • Adhere to all safety protocols in each laboratory area.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Point of Care Coordinator Responsibilities

Teaching:

  • Teach two Test Site Manager training classes per month and as needed for special circumstances.
  • Performs inservices as needed for new tests.
  • Demonstrate 5 different point of care tests for third and fourth year medical students and observe them performing the tests as well. This takes place in June and lasts four days plus one makeup session in December.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies for medical student training and instruct medical school personnel on what supplies to order.
  • Teach CLS students about POC for one day during their Chemistry Preceptorship.
  • Give new CLS students an overview of POC during their tours of the different clinical areas.

Glucometers:

  • Answer glucometer service calls. If problem cannot be resolved, call Roche for replacement meter.
  • Perform linearity testing on selected meters.
  • Install new meters and relocate meters already in use when requested.
  • Make sure meters are functioning properly by working with IS and RALS system to coordinate IP addresses and meter mapping.
  • Maintain RALS system by troubleshooting any failures.
  • Update current meter location, strip and control lot numbers in RALS system.
  • Update user status in RALS system when their certification is renewed.

Regulatory:

  • Perform quarterly site audits on all POC testing areas.
  • Maintain POC website using Adobe Dreamweaver Software
  • Write new Policy/Procedures and update current ones when changes occur.
  • Participate in CAP, Joint Commission, and CMS inspections of POCT. Maintain knowledge of current regulations.
  • Write and maintain competency tests in the Blackboard system for Waived, Moderately Complex, and PPMP testing.
  • Assign PPMP and Moderately Complex competency testing in Blackboard system.

Technical Aspects:

  • Twice a year perform comparison testing on all ACT machines.
  • Have staff perform CAP proficiency testing on ACT, P2Y12, and AVOX.
  • Monitor comparison testing performance for Bilicheck, Hgb, INR, and Hgb A1C.
  • Monitor monthly QC performance on AVOX and ACT machines.
  • Validate any new POC tests or instrumentation.
  • Mail quarterly Hgb samples to WIC clinics for comparison testing.
  • Investigate any reported erroneous POCT results.
  • Correspond with vendors and product representatives regarding new tests or testing issues.
  • Prepare samples for staff competency testing at skills fairs and as needed.

Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Title: Medical Lab Scientist, Lab Services - Point of Care Coordinator

Job ID: 56318

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: HOSPT