This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Medical Technologist - Laboratory Information Systems Manager (LIM) and Ancillary Testing Coordinator (ATC) Assistant facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty Duties Include but are not limited to: Develops and recommends new policies and procedures regarding the installation and use of the laboratory information system (LIS) or the hospital information system (HIS). Conducts studies and recommends changes to correct deficiencies and improve the laboratory information specialty area. Recommends new/replacement hardware and/or software. Implements and maintains coding and mapping for laboratory test ordering, reporting, billing, and workload recording systems. Analyzes emerging trends, software, and technology and adopts appropriate methods for local programs to meet agency goals and advises all organizational levels on various aspects of the functions and capabilities of the information system. Serves as a recognized expert to provide authoritative advice and consultation on the information system. Serves as the local expert for national software developers for alpha or beta testing of software packages. Applies laws, policies, precedents, regulatory, licensing, and accrediting requirements to establish, monitor, and maintain the laboratory information system and carries out day-to-day operations related to laboratory computer use. Develops and recommends policy and procedures for the procurement and service requirements for ancillary or point-of-care testing 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) 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. 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. 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. Evaluates instruments, performs validation studies, recommends policy/protocol changes to correct deficiencies and improve the program. Coordinates inventory management, supply acquisition and contracts. 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. Maintains knowledge of and complies with CAP and Joint Commission regulations. Maintains knowledge of and complies with the federal regulations associated with the Clinical Lab Improvement Act of 1988. Assumes responsibility for the instruction and coordination of teaching activities for Medical Technology students in order to fulfill the requirements of a NAACLS accredited CLS Program. Work Schedule: Full-Time; Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm, with rotating shifts on weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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