Community Health Systems LABORATORY - LAB SECTION COORDINATOR - FT in Springfield, Oregon


Hourly Base Rate: $31.60 - $49.45

Hours: Day Shift w/ rotation if needed

Hours per week: 40 hours/week, 8 hour shifts

Date Posted: 03/22/2018

Job Summary:

To assist Laboratory Director/Manager with the oversight of all POCT performed within the Medical Center. The coordinator will work closely with the physicians, directors, managers, POCT staff, clinical laboratory administration and staff, and quality & risk management to ensure high quality testing and regulatory compliance at all POCT locations. Supports laboratory director/manager with communications, needs assessments, review and introduction of POCT procedures and/or alternative delivery of laboratory services, filing and renewal of certificates, licenses, inspections, and quality assurance compliance documents.

Essential Functions:

  • Consult regarding initial selection of or change in methodology to ensure accurate/reliable test results.

  • Evaluate instruments and methodology compatibility with the Clinical Laboratory procedures and perform all CLIA 88 and other regulatory required performance verifications, i.e. oversee set-up of methodology and performance specifications.

  • Ensure that P&P are reviewed annually

  • Oversee/perform orientation and training (include selection of qualified personnel), and documentation (including dates of training, summary of material, e.g., checklist, and by whom trained).

  • Oversee evaluation of competency annually (each six months during the first year for newly implemented methodologies) and maintain documentation

  • Assist in selection, implementation, and coordination of proficiency testing programs (PT).

  • If no commercial PT available, oversee development of alternate method for verifying accuracy/reliability of test.

  • Review PT evaluation reports and documentation/effectiveness of remedial action

  • Maintain documentation on new method validation, calibration, and correlation

  • Develop a POCT QC/QA program and monitor compliance.

  • Ensure mechanism to identify and evaluate patient test results which appear inconsistent with relevant criteria such as patient's age, sex, diagnosis, etc., is in place and being documented.

  • Serve as a generalist medical technologist when needed to fill gaps in the schedule.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in high volume laboratory and medical center POCT.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.License, Certification, RegistrationAdditional Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of CLIA, Title 22, CAP, The Joint Commission, NCQA, AABB, local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Familiar with various hazardous and safety regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Responsible for all items listed under "Medical Technologist". Point of Care Section coordinator responsible for all POCT activities.



Generalist with strong technical background in hemotology Experience writing policies and procedures in NCCLS format. Working knowledge of Joint Commission regulations. Working knowledge of CLIA regulations. Experience in test research and development.


  • Ability to communicate with all levels of health care professionals.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility.

  • Demonstrates creativity.

  • Skilled equipment assessment and maintenance.

  • Procedure development and assessment.

  • Ability to evaluate QC and QA following established NCCLS and CLIA guidelines.

  • Maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to use communication skills to attempt to perform conflict resolution or problem solving.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Researching, developing and writing test procedures.

  • Overseeing and maintaining QC programs.

  • Ordering and maintaining supply inventory.

  • Assisting in test cost analysis.

  • Consulting with physicians, nursing and other laboratory staff.

  • Presenting technical presentations.

  • Training new lab staff.

  • Keeping current on new technologies by attending seminars and reviewing reference materials and journals.

  • Performing testing.

  • All functions listed under "Medical Technologist"

Marginal Job Duties:

Word processing, patient education as well as marginal duties listed under medical technologist.

Job: Laboratory

Organization: McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

Location: OR-Springfield

Requisition ID: 1764709