HCA, Hospital Corporation of America PI Laboratory Specialist - Full Time in Kansas City, Missouri

Research Medical Center–Kansas City, MO

PI Laboratory Specialist

At Research Medical Center, above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Located in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, Research Medical Center embodies the mission and heart of HCA Midwest Health. We are recognized as a healthcare leader due to our skilled, compassionate and dedicated doctors and nurses. To ensure that we exceed our patients’ health care needs, we staff over 700 doctors who represent 29 medical specialties.

Several of our renowned programs, including Level I Trauma, Sarah Cannon Cancer Care, Grossman Burn Center, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Institute, Heart Care, Neuroscience Institute and Women’s Care Center, feature advanced technological resources used to diagnose and treat patients. Whether your healthcare needs are urgent and critical or simply routine and preventative, our advanced capabilities allow us to be one of the most comprehensive hospitals in the Kansas City region.

Research Medical Center is currently looking for a PI Laboratory Specialist

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Laboratory Administrative Director provides leadership and oversight of three areas of laboratory regulatory compliance including 1) Point of care testing (POCT); 2) quality assurance/performance improvement (QA/PI); and 3)laboratory safety. Leadership and oversight activities include design, implementation, and evaluation of programs associated with these three areas of regulatory compliance. Serves as the Laboratory HIPAA, Safety, and Records Retention Officer. Uses and teaches adult education methodology and total quality management. Serves as laboratory liaison and consultant to facility committees involving HIPAA, safety, performance improvement, record retention, JCAHO, and HCA QRS preparation. Coordinates CAP, JCAHO, HCA QRS inspection and accrediting activities for the laboratory. Maintains current knowledge of safety, PI, POCT, HCA, and employee training/competency regulatory requirements to assure compliance. Coordinates clinical experiences for clinical laboratory science students, medical students, residents, nurse practitioner, and other professional education programs. Serves as editor for laboratory newsletters. Develops and maintains laboratory administrative policies/procedures, safety policy/procedures, POCT policies/procedures, and QA/PI policies/procedures. Serves as a consultant in areas of expertise to laboratory management at other MWD hospitals.


  • Bachelor degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or related science

  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited medical technology/clinical laboratory science program

  • MT(ASCP) and/or CLS(NCA)

  • Knowledge of adult education methodologies and quality assurance/performance improvement principles

  • Knowledge of laboratory regulatory/accreditation requirement

  • Three years experience in a clinical laboratory required

  • Prior development/implementation of laboratory education/training programs, laboratory safety programs, and performance improvement plans

  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high degree of accuracy

  • Detail oriented

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Mature judgment

  • Personal computer skills

Title: PI Laboratory Specialist - Full Time

Location: Missouri-Kansas City-Research Medical Center

Requisition ID: 09727-43415