The incumbent is a qualified, experienced Medical Technologist who serves as the Ancillary Testing Coordinator for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS). This position is located at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. Duties include but are not limited to: Develops and recommends policy and procedures for the procurement and service requirements for ancillary or point-of-care testing (Testing outside the main laboratory as mandated by Handbook 1106.1) equipment and instrumentation. Ensure the appropriate correlation among different instrumentation and methodologies. Trains and evaluates the competency of a variety of individuals (physicians, residents, nurses, patients) in the performance of ancillary testing procedures and in the reporting of test results promptly, accurately, and proficiently. Serves as a recognized technical expert (technical consultant or technical supervisor as mandated by CLIA) to provide authoritative advice and ancillary testing program consultation in areas of quality control/assurance, records control, proficiency testing, inspection, and accreditation to all levels of the organization. Serves as technical expert for CAP, Joint and CLIA compliance for laboratory and all ancillary testing sites (main hospital, clinics and CBOCS) including survey and checklist management and CLIA certification. Evaluates ancillary testing activities to assess ongoing day-to-day compliance with established protocols and guidelines. Recommends policy/protocol changes to correct deficiencies and improve the program. Creates, applies and monitors reengineering and continuous performance improvement initiatives, both within the program and/or the organization. Identifies, defines and resolves issues associated with complex aspects of the data and ensures the validity of data in relation to the test system. Consults with program managers or equivalent of clinical services to identify ancillary testing needs and to analyze emerging trends and technology and adopts appropriate methods. Identifies, defines and resolves problems associated with unique or controversial aspects of the ancillary testing management program where no direct precedent exists. Develops technical bulletins, procedures, training materials, and other program materials, which ensure accreditation and compliance with all regulatory agencies concerning patient testing, result reporting and proficiency testing. Develops and implements corrective action when deficiencies are identified. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00am to 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599221400
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.