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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Point of Care Coordinator - Laboratory in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Point of Care Coordinator for the Laboratory - MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a Supervisor, the Point of Care Coord utilizes professional knowledge, skills and judgment to perform a variety of technical, clerical, physical and quality assurance functions. The Point of Card Coord works independently and serves as a resource for all of point of care testing. In addition, performs training and teaching functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees point of care testing of patient specimens as needed for test ordered and follows through with problems and issues regarding quality of samples.

  • Oversees patient testing analyses, organizing, prioritizing work as appropriate to meet established turnaround times.

  • Monitors quality control responding to out of range results and takes appropriate action by following up with nursing and lab management.

  • Reviews and evaluates nursing results to determine accuracy and reasonableness utilizing delta checks, analyzer flags, etc. to determine discrepancies or problems with specimens. Either acts to resolve problem or refers problem to nursing and lab management.

  • Accurately enters patient testing data and comments when necessary. Documents corrections appropriately when needed.

  • Performs linearity & calibration, and calibration verification on instrumentation as necessary and appropriate. Along with validation of new instrumentation or new testing as required.

  • Reviews the reporting of critical values by nursing and follows up with required repeat testing as well as follow up specimens to lab for testing. Any testing delays and failure to follow procedure is reported to nursing management.

  • Oversees the work of nurses performing point of care testing as necessary and appropriate. Contributes to teaching/training and competency evaluations of staff.

  • Assists in ordering, stocking, cleaning, and other general maintenance activities.

  • Reports all variances/discrepancies per laboratory Occurrence Management policy. Keeps current with communications (i.e. reading emails, technical communications, new procedures). Completes own license requirements in a timely manner.

  • Coordinates training and/or teaching of nursing trainers. Completes necessary evaluation forms, grades tests and acts as a resource. Develops and maintains training objectives and other training materials. Coordinates and communicates progress to nursing and lab management.

  • Prepares competency materials (unknowns, quizzes, etc.) for nursing performing point of care testing and teaches/trains new nursing hires performing point of care testing. Coordinates, communicates training progress and outcomes with management.


  • Technical:

  • Maintains technical knowledge sufficient to respond to needs.

  • Ability to interpret test results.

  • Ability to problem solve within scope of training.

  • Ability to perform intermediate computer functions.

  • Interpersonal:

  • Ability to interact with other healthcare staff members in a professional courteous manner and demonstrates good communication / telephone skills.

  • Ability to communicate and instruct technical knowledge clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • Organizational:

  • Ability to follow directions regarding assigned tasks, dealing with priority tasks first, then complete remaining tasks within the established time frames.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and maintain a pace appropriate to the workload.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: One (1) year experience in a clinical laboratory.

Licenses/Certifications: Current California State License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist (generalist or specialist as applicable)

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Experience in teaching or training.

Licenses/Certifications: ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ Microbiologist