POCT Specialist, Lab Med

Rochester, NY


Under the supervision of the POCT Medical Director and Manager/Supervisor, and with latitude for independent judgment, participates in the oversight of point of care testing programs quality and compliance. Serves as a liaison between laboratory and non-laboratory testing personnel at a variety of professional levels by effectively providing education, training, testing guidance and compliance reporting across the clinical enterprise. Is responsible for the review, testing and validation of new POCT instruments and platforms and participates in test system maintenance and compliance.


  • Provides initial training and ongoing competency assessment for health care staff outside of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, both on and off campus, performing point of care testing. Provides initial training in settings like Nursing Practice Orientation, practice settings and provider training as part of the new provider credentialing/onboarding process. Health care staff include LPN’s, RN’s, Anesthesia Tech’s, Respiratory Therapists, APP’s and Physicians.

  • Performs documentation audits. Reviews quality control records and documents quality statistics for point of care tests and communicates quality summary to appropriate health care team and supervisor/nurse manager and/or other leadership.

  • Evaluates suitability of reagents and new test platform validation.

  • Performs instrument maintenance, troubleshooting as needed

  • Collaborates with health care members to problem solve, implement policies and procedures, and achieve regulatory compliance. Participates meetings with a variety of stakeholders external to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

  • Manages POCT IT systems

  • Administers test performance assessments or proficiency tests to end users.

  • Maintains competency in point of care testing; participates in continuing education.

Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related science required.

  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist post licensure required.

  • Broad knowledge of laboratory testing platforms and systems. Experience with teaching, training, and competency assessment practices preferred.

  • Good customer service skills preferred.

  • Licensed as New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist required.

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All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $34.50 - $44.85 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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