Lighthouse Lab Services is partnering with a top-notch laboratory in Nashville, Tennessee who's seeking a Laboratory Quality Assurance Operations Director to join their team.

Here's What You'll Be Doing:

The Lab QA Ops Director is responsible for 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 organization.
–  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 lab'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.

– Work with other departments within the main lab and its subsidiaries.

– Nothing in the job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

– Other duties as assigned.



– $90,000 – $100,000 (based on experience)

– Health, Vision, Dental

– 401k retirement plan

– PTO, Holidays

– Tuition Reimbursement

– Relocation Assistance available on a case-by-case basis


Basic Preferred Profile:

–  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.

–  Prior experience reviewing and analyzing data related to client concerns and quality to evaluate trends

– Prior experience ensuring records and MT/MLS and MLT certifications are kept current is required

– Prior experience taking the lead during CAP audits to ensure everything exceeds expectations is also strictly required


About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 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


#WB  Job ID:  10922

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