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Swedish Health Services Point of Care Coordinator - Laboratory Point of Care in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Health Services is looking for a Point of Care Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Laboratory Point of Care department at Swedish First Hill, Main in Seattle, WA.

This position is responsible for filling in for the POCC daily job duties. It will also support the system-wide Point of Care lab testing program by performing duties that are assigned as centralized duties by the POC Manager. This includes, performing new meter/analyzer validations, overseeing the Proficiency program, and providing customer service support for the point of care helpline in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards. It also includes assisting with implementation of new service areas and improvements in technology.

In this position you will:

  • Implements and maintains procedures, methods, techniques and approved plans for point of care program to meet all regulatory compliance by TJC, DOH-LQA, and CMS as assigned by the POC manager.

  • Remains knowledgeable of current CLIA, TJC, DOH-LQA, and CMS requirements regarding point of care testing and ensure that the hospital staff meets those requirements.

  • Manages point of care testing databases and utilizes data for quality assurance, quality improvement and utilization. Reviews and responds to quality assurance data on a daily basis.

  • Provides assistance to hospital staff and actively coaches the staff to resolve problems regarding point of care testing.

  • Troubleshoots and maintains instrumentation and quality control of equipment as designated by the Sr. POCC or System-wide POC manager.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in lab science or medical technology

  • Bachelor’s degree in lab science or medical technology

  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Medical Technologist (MT) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification

  • One (1) year leadership and / or Point of Care testing experience

  • Experience working directly with clinical staff, supervisors, managers and physicians in a hospital setting

  • Background experience with emphasis in client service

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality/Safety (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 301761