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Clinical Laboratory Quality Assurance Director

Lighthouse Lab Services is partnered with a premier independent reference laboratory that serves the greater Nashville, Tennessee area as well as a number of satellite locations with a wide array of laboratory testing services. This rapidly growing, high-volume company really appreciates its employees and offers them the career opportunities of a much larger company but still maintains that home-like and down-to-earth feel.

Our client is looking for a Quality Assurance Director responsible for their overall operations quality assurance/quality management program; ensuring that the quality system is implemented and followed; maintaining documents, records and certifications according to state and federal health care standards in compliance with accreditation guidelines.


-Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data related to client concerns, QA events and corrective actions in order to determine areas for quality improvement.

-Unifies the standard operating procedures (SOP) for each section in the laboratory by meeting with department supervisors and evaluating SOP’s.

-Evaluates quality control data to determine trends and issues and develops corrective action plans to address these issues.

-Reviews, updates and maintains quality assurance plans.

-Leads the quality assurance/quality management committee with an emphasis on establishing/maintaining a standardized quality management program.

-Coordinates documentation for accreditation reviews.

-Provides education to staff regarding laboratory quality control programs.

-Assists departmental managers and medical directors in implementing and maintaining competency and continuing education for staff.

-Assist Human Resources in employee development tracks for clinical career paths within the company. 

-Implements corrective action plans for areas that do not meet accreditation standards.

-Meets regularly with laboratory managers, supervisors and Medical Directors to implement and monitor the laboratory quality management quality improvement program.

-Acts as the company representative at the quarterly TN state medical licensing board meetings.

-Support the company's mission, vision, goals and management decisions.

-Provide leadership and manage assigned department, make decisions, solve problems, develop procedures, and conduct and attend meetings.

-Develop, implement and maintain effective departmental QA programs and monitors.

-Coordinate the maintenance, development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

-Must be familiar with and abide by the Corporate Compliance Program and all corporate policies, including the Privacy and Security policies.


-Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent work experience.

-National certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as Clinical Laboratory Specialist.

-Must hold a valid Tennessee Laboratory Supervisor’s License.

-Quality Management Training accreditation or certification is preferred.

-Maintains appropriate continuing education for certification/licensure, and to increase basic knowledge.


-Over three years of relevant quality control/quality improvement experience preferred.

-Over six years of prior Laboratory experience required.

-Must have proven track record in establishing and maintaining positive and productive physician, employee and client relationships.

-Proficient in accreditation standards specific to sections of laboratory (CAP/CLIA/FDA/GLP).

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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