Cleveland Clinic Point-of-Care-Specialist in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Coordinates and ensures compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies (e.g. CAP, ODH, TJC, OSHA, etc.) for the non-waived Point of Care Testing programs in assigned area on main campus, at the Family Health Centers and/or the community hospitals. Implements the standardized Point of Care program throughout the Cleveland Clinic Health System under the direction of the Point of Care Medical Director and the Point of Care Manager. Implements and maintains the RT-PLMI Quality Management System, utilizing recognized principles of quality assurance. Collects and reviews quality metrics to ensure regulatory compliance. Analyzes data and prepares reports. Reviews and evaluates compliance gaps and implements process improvements. Interacts with local Point of Care testing personnel and program point person(s). Acts as a Point of Care compliance educator and consultant to clinical operational staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Point of Care testing programs in assigned area.

  • Facilitates and manages the initiation of new programs.

  • Identifies existing Point of Care Testing programs system wide and implements consolidation and standardization strategy goals as directed by the Point of Care Medical Director and the Point of Care Manager.

  • Collects quality metrics, reviews findings, and identifies gaps and risks.

  • Implements process improvements to mitigate risk.

  • Monitors quality control records and reviews for trends.

  • Conducts audits and mock inspections to ensure compliance and accreditation readiness.

  • Prepares for and participates in accreditation inspections/surveys. Develops action plan/response to deficiencies.

  • Manages accreditation and compliance activities i.e. qualification documentation of testing personnel, training records, competency assessment, proficiency testing surveys, CAP test activity list, Lab Director sites visits, instrument verification/correlation/calibration verification, test procedure development/revision/review, etc.

  • Acts as a Point of Care compliance educator and consultant to clinical operational staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or Clinical Laboratory Science.

Certifications:

  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a Medical Technologist.

  • Additional experience in quality assurance or quality auditing preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Typical physical demands include ability to sit, stand or walk extensively.

  • May be required to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.

  • May drive distances throughout central and northern Ohio.

  • Light lifting may be required.

  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, communicable diseases, body fluids, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment.

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