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NV - Lab Program Coordinator - $79,000 - $118,000/YR **PERMANENT POSITION**

Lighthouse Medical Staffing
Reno, NV
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position PurposeThe Lab Program Coordinator is responsible for operational and technical accuracy for all pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical procedures in specific lab departments. This position does not work the bench.The Lab Program Coordinator is a career ladder position that will be a technical expertise to bench level staff, review procedure updates, evaluate work processes, and assist in meeting accreditation/compliance standards. The Lab Program Coordinator is accountable for maintaining operational quality, consistency of reporting, continuous monitoring of analytical systems and automation lines. The Lab Program Coordinator will maintain organization of workload, complete quality control procedures, properly identify specimens, and determine proper equipment functionality.The incumbent must demonstrate outstanding knowledge in multiple disciplines in each department as listed below. They must maintain subject matter expertise and demonstrate a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems as they arise. In addition, they must be able to perform all the duties as outlined in the Clinical Lab Scientist Senior job description and as assigned by the Clinical Laboratory clinical Lab SupervisorNature and ScopeRenown Health is a 24-hour/7-days a week operation, providing laboratory services to both inpatient and outpatients of all ages.The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality and timely laboratory test results for a diverse patient population. The Lab Program Coordinator will maintain organization of workload, complete quality control procedures, properly identify specimens, and determine proper equipment functionality.The incumbent must be knowledgeable of and observe all safety requirements in a laboratory and hospital setting. Comprehensive knowledge must be maintained for all procedures that are required to be performed. Competency in work related skills must be demonstrated annually.The incumbent ensures results are reported in the Laboratory Information System and keeps nursing personnel informed to assist in and expedite patient care. Notifies appropriate nursing personnel when a laboratory informational system or instrument is out of service.The incumbent must consider the age of the patient when performing testing and releasing results. Must be able to communicate with a diverse patient population and their family when performing special proceduresDepartment Specific Qualifications: Compliance, Point of Care, QualityCompliance:Technical resource for outpatient lab staffTest codes, specimen handling/collection requirements, reference test guidance, result entry, cancellationsManage robust laboratory compliance programNew employee orientation, ongoing audits, annual training, adherence to CLIA, State of NV NRS/NAC regulationsProvide billing guidanceAssist/instruct billing coordinators, insurance investigations, ICD10/CPT updates, denials investigations, MOLDx tracking, credits/adjustments, client bill accounts, new provider profilesConduct inspections of lab draw stationsVerify compliance with established procedures/standard work, LIS registrationAssist the client services staff and Account Services ManagerEducate/answer questions from providers/RNs, clarify esoteric/unusual tests, HR/Wellness Services contact for Healthy Tracks and health fair planning, facilitate updates/printing of laboratory requisitionsParticipate on inter-disciplinary/lab teams and committeesCorporate Compliance, IDT, BLA, Preceptor, Operations, Support Services, Denials, Revenue & Integrity, Cytology, Utilization, CLQMP, PAR, etc.Point of Care:The Lab Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of point of care testing across the health system.Quality assurance and proficiency testing programsTraining and competency programsRegulatory compliance/oversightInspection planning and preparationEvaluation, selection, and implementation of point of care testing equipment in support of facility service needsPreparation of annual assessment of quality control, quality assurance, and regulatory performancePoint of care device managementOversight of instrument interface; working with RALS, LIS Admin, and EPICPOC method comparison with core lab instrumentationDaily, monthly, annual reviewWriting and review of policies and procedures for point of care testingInvestigation of disparate results and provider concernsSupply managementInteract with vendorsQuality:Provides training in the areas of customer services, document control, safety and others as neededEnsure areas of responsibility meet accreditation requirements provided by The Joint Commission, CAP, OSHA and Medicare.Participate in CAP, state and Joint Commission inspectionsManages laboratory proficiency testing program and tracks exceptionsProvides technical support to other hospital departments as neededReviews all laboratory quality occurrence dataPrepares presentations for committee meetings and educational programs.Analyzes and responds to client complaints, unusual incident reports and Risk Management inquiresDevelops quality reports, policies and procedures to ensure complianceSupports lab site leaders to maintain relevant documentation for inspection readiness and auditAdditional requirement for this position:Participate in a Renown Lab Committee such as (Quality Control, Safety)Serve as a preceptor to new employeesParticipate in CAP inspection planning and preparation.Participation in Every Day Lean or Transformational Health Care initiativesResearch and develop new test methodsPerform validation and linearity studies.In addition, must fulfill one of the following competencies to qualify:Bacteriology competency in ( urine, blood, respiratory, wounds) and Molecular Microbiology or AFB/MycologyCore Laboratory competency in Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation and ImmunologyPoint of CareQualityOr hold 1 of the following ASCP or AABBSpecialist in Blood Banking(SBB)Specialist in Chemistry(SC)Specialist in Hematology (SH)Specialist in Microbiology(SM)Specialist in Molecular Biology MB(ASCP)This position does provide patient care.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Requires a Bachelors Degree from an accredited university in Medical Technology, or a closely related field according to current applicable state and federal regulations.Experience:Minimum five years of Clinical Laboratory Technologist experience is required Quality/project management/regulatory experience is preferred.License(s):A current State of Nevada Clinical Laboratory Technologist license as a General Supervisor is required within seven (7) months of hire.Certification(s):National certification as Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) (ASCP) preferredComputer / Typing:Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. Knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems.

Shift: Full Time

Specialty Type: Medical Laboratory

Sub Specialties: Medical Technologist,Medical Laboratory Technician

Lighthouse Medical Staffing


Reno, NV
89502 USA



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