The incumbent serves as a qualified and experienced Medical Technologist, will function as the Quality Control /Education Coordinator for all areas in the laboratory including Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Special Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, and Microbiology for both Castle Point and Montrose Campuses in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Section (PLMS) of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare Systems (VAHVHCS). Serves as an authority on inspection and accreditation requirements and regulations to both Castle Point and Montrose labs. Develops, recommends, and updates General/Administrative laboratory policy and procedure manuals in compliance with applicable VHA, Joint Commission accreditation requirements. Coordinates service preparation for external reviews which include Joint Commission, OIG, FDA, etc., which may include completing survey questionnaires, scoring Joint Commission Standards in Accreditation, updating and revising appropriate policies, and assuring that departmental records are accurate and maintained appropriately. Performs an annual assessment of the PLMS QI/QA includes any follow-up action taken as a result of QI/QA monitoring and evaluation activities. Presents the results of quality assurance/improvement activities to hospital committees as required. Establishes processes to monitor compliance with policies, to identify patterns and/or trends and to ensure that findings from quality management activities and performance improvement initiatives are used to redesign systems to improve the quality. (e.g. adherence to procedures such as the reporting of critically high or low laboratory results.) Develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation. Analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation. Work Schedule: M-F 8am - 4:30pm alternating weekends Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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