We have all been affected in one way or the other by the prevalence of cancer. Here is a chance to lead the fight against this terrible disease.

Lighthouse Lab Services is partnered with a top-tier lab who is dedicated to the early detection of cancer through liquid biopsy. As pioneers of this technology, they developed one of the first blood-based biomarker tests for the early identification of cancer. Now they looking for a talented Quality Assurance Specialist who can aid them in their growth.

Quality Assurance Specialist I: 
Shift: M-F, 8:30am-5pm
Hours: 8:30 – 5pm

Position Overview:

The Quality Specialist I is dedicated to a specific laboratory department. The employee works with the management team to maintain and implement quality systems to ensure accreditation standards are followed conducts and participates in internal and external audits and partakes in document and event management.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

-Position requires a four-year degree in clinical laboratory science (CLS), medical technology (MT), chemistry or biology

-Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a CAP accredited environment

-Knowledge of CAP accreditation checklists, including molecular biology and chemistry

-Experience in document management an asset

-Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology

-Intrapersonal/human relations skills

-Planning and organizational skills

-Ability to extract data from conversations and documents

-Ability to maintain confidentiality

-Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel

-Understanding of quality management concepts and regulatory/accreditation requirements

– Must be highly organized, efficient, and able to work both in a team environment and independently exercising strong decision-making skills

Essential Functions/Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

Quality Management System

-Assists in the maintenance of the quality program for the laboratory in collaboration with the laboratory management team

-Maintains current, in-depth and working knowledge of all accreditation standards including CAP/CLIA, NYS, and others as necessary

-Serves as a resource to the laboratory staff and facilitates comprehension of accreditation standards and regulations

-Attends Quality Assurance meetings

-Assists in the review of testing documentation such as; Quality Control, Preventative    Maintenance, and linearity

-Ensures that testing personnel participate in proficiency testing and analyzes data for shifts or trends

-Ensures that testing personnel complete competency assessments

-Assists with resolution of operational or process problems regarding quality issues

-Rotates through the lab and/or maintains bench/assay competency

Audits and Assessments

– Assists and participates in all accreditation inspections

– Maintains records for all inspections related to the lab area and assists the management team in follow-up and corrective action in response to inspection citations

– Conducts internal audits, compiles reports stating improvement options for findings, implements improvement plans and follows up to assure improvements are successful

– Performs and contributes to quality metric analysis and compiles plans and recommendations based on findings

– Coordinates and manages CAP and alternative proficiency testing for the lab area

– Investigates and documents all proficiency testing events

– Assists and leads lab area for external inspections and audits

Event Management

– Works with the laboratory staff to identify events

– Works with the management team to ensure events are investigated, documented and recommendations are followed

– Participates in tracking and trending events

Document Management

– Maintains document management system

– Assists in writing and reviewing documents such as SOPs and training checklists to ensure document standards are met

– Ensures record storage and retention policies are followed

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. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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

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