Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
St. John's University - Queens, NY

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Title: Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Department: Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

Campus: Queens

Job Description: The Clinical Coordinator assists the Director in the development, implementation, and quality assurance of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program. The Clinical Coordinator is assigned to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program within the Department of Pharmacy Administration and Allied Health Sciences and works under the direction of the Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Recruitment and Expansion of Experiential Sites

Network with clinical laboratory technologists through a variety of means (ex. active membership in professional clinical laboratory sciences organizations/ societies/ associations, attend professional social events, etc.)

Build relationships at existing clinical laboratory rotation sites to lead to further contacts and future opportunities.

Evaluate new clinical rotation sites and submit a written report to the Program Director complete with recommendations.

Collect all required information from new experiential sites and preceptors to initiate or expand the affiliation process.

Initiate and follow through to completion the entire affiliation agreement process.

Preceptor and Site Development

Assist preceptors in designing site specific checklists that meet programmatic outcomes.

Share student evaluations with the site and preceptors and help devise a plan to improve the educational experience at the site if applicable.

Preceptor Availability and Student Placement

Determine and document preceptor availability for all clinical rotation sites on an ongoing basis.

Document changes in preceptor availability.

Quality Assurance

Visit all sites at least twice each semester to evaluate programmatic outcomes, site progress, and quality of offered clinical rotation experiences.

Submit a written evaluation for each annual site visit to the Program Director.

Review student evaluations of each preceptor/site.

Communicate assessment findings (student evaluations, aggregate data, site visit results) along with recommendations to the preceptors.

Complete additional site visits as needed and document such visits for submission to the Program Director.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Administration

Administrative Experiential Policy and Procedure

Implement and assist in the revision of clinical laboratory sciences policy and procedures.

Inform preceptors of clinical laboratory sciences policy and procedures.

College Committees and Service

Serve as a member of various College Committees as assigned by the Dean

Serve on additional projects and activities as assigned by the College Administration.

Participate in the NAACLS accreditation process as needed.

Administrative Communication with Preceptor Sites

Provide clinical rotation updates to preceptors whenever necessary.

Contact preceptors to inform of changes to the clinical laboratory rotation schedule.

Request student grades from preceptors when necessary.

Provide assistance in outlining unique site requirements and in assuring College compliance with unique site requirements.

Obtain annual updates from the site (contact information, updated procedures and/or instrumentation etc.) and forward such information to the Program Director.

Administrative Communication with Students

Participate in commencement and other College events that support the student body (White Coat Convocation, Student Awards, etc).


Maintain individual site records.

Serve on additional projects and activities as assigned by the Program Director.

Professional Development

Prepare a personal annual report following established outline and annually submit to the Program Director by May 1 each year.

Remain current in: .

changes to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences curriculum

new developments pertaining to the profession of clinical laboratory sciences

the NAACLS standards/guidelines that pertain to clinical practice

Attend national, regional, and local professional meetings when applicable

Maintain membership in professional organizations

Achieve and maintain proficiency in the use of electronic applications as needed

Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences required; relevant graduate degree preferred

Must obtain current Clinical Laboratory Technologist Licensure in New York State

Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as either a MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) required.

Valid driver’s license and owns a car

Prior clinical laboratory practice experience

Prior administrative experience preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience in the use of electronic applications (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access)

This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required.

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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