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This Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for maintenance and oversight of day to day operations quality assurance/quality management program, which includes maintaining documents, records and certifications according to state and federal health care standards in compliance with accreditation guidelines.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

-Compile, review, and analyze data related to client concerns, QA events and corrective actions in order to determine areas for quality improvement.

-Evaluate quality control data with appropriate department management to determine trends and issues, and assist with the development of corrective action plans to address these issues.

-Assist in the implementation of corrective action plans for areas that do not meet accreditation standards.

-Assist in review, updates and maintenance of quality assurance plans.

-Assist in the preparation for the quality assurance/quality management committee agenda creation and data collection, with an emphasis on establishing/maintaining a standardized quality management program.

-Participate in coordinating documentation for accreditation reviews.

-Provide education to staff regarding laboratory quality control programs.

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

-Audit laboratory locations or departments for compliance with company quality policy and procedure and CLIA, CAP, State requirements where applicable.

-Attend quarterly meeting for TN Medical Laboratory Board as needed.

-Assist with development, implementation and maintenance of effective departmental QA programs and monitors.

-Assist with coordination of the maintenance, development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

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

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

EDUCATION & LICENSURE

-Associates Degree required. Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent work experience.

-National certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologist (AMT) required.

-Must hold a valid Tennessee Laboratory License required; or eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

-At least one year of relevant quality control/quality improvement experience preferred.

-Over five years of prior laboratory experience required.

-Must maintain appropriate continuing education for certification/licensure, and be willing to increase basic knowledge.

-Quality Management training/experience is preferred.

-Proficiency in accreditation standards specific to sections of laboratory such as CAP/CLIA required. Knowledge of FDA/GLP standards preferred.

-Some travel will be required.

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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