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The Health Facility Laboratory Surveyor is responsible for performing survey and certification activities of health facilities following the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Inspects independent and hospital laboratories and other CLIA certified health care facilities to determine compliance with existing state and federal laws, regulations, and CLIA standards and to investigate consumer complaints. Reviews facility’s documentation procedures, previous surveys and investigations, organizational structure, and qualifications of institution’s personnel to verify compliance with CLIA requirements. Interviews institution administrators and laboratory personnel to clarify or confirm findings of facility survey. Conducts entrance and exit conferences with laboratory personnel prior to and at the conclusion of surveys. Records on appropriate forms laboratory deficiencies and specific areas in which the facility fails to comply with CLIA regulations, and provides the laboratories with documentation of deficiencies and non-compliance and establishes deadline for corrective action. Reviews plans for corrective action to determine they meet the required criteria, and monitors subsequent corrective measures and makes follow-up inspections.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations regarding the certification of health care facilities. Knowledge of basic laboratory operations, equipment and procedures. Knowledge of the scientific principles of chemical and/or biological analysis techniques. Knowledge of statistical methods applicable to laboratory procedures. Ability to assess the compliance of laboratory procedures and operations with established certification criteria, including the ability to conduct specialized analyses and research methods. Ability to compile observations into comprehensive inspection reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory/ medical technology science; plus five years of experience in a clinical laboratory. OR The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory/ medical technology science; plus three years of experience in a clinical laboratory. Must be able to obtain certification as a Registered Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists within one year of employment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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