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Point of Care Testing Specialist

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 72038
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2022

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Performs training, competency assessment, and regulatory oversight for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived and moderate-complexity testing. This position supports system activity.

Work Schedule: Full-Time Days


  • Acts as a technical consultant by demonstrating technical and professional ability to oversee waived and moderate complexity testing procedures as defined by CLIA.
  • Maintains CLIA licensure and inspection readiness for each laboratory location.
  • Provides education, training, and competency assessment, as needed, at each laboratory location. Trains staff and performs competency assessment for CLIA waived and moderate-complexity testing as governed by regulation.
  • Assists with instrument and testing issues at each laboratory location. Recognizes testing issues and find solutions. Writes testing procedures. Assists with instrument troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Credentials: Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or medical laboratory science or medical technology.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Technologist in Chemistry, Technologist in Hematology, Technologist in Microbiology, or Technologist in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years of experience in non-waived testing.

The pay range for this position is: $29.54 - $44.31 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

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