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Quality Specialist Laboratory

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Quality Coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, and oversight of the Laboratory Quality Management program, partnering with management to provide continual quality systems assessment, and development of comprehensive policies, procedures, quality training and audits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Coordinates the development, assessment and monitoring of quality management initiatives, indicators, action plans, audits, and related activities.
* Identifies opportunities for process improvement and coordinates required resources to coordinate evaluation and change.
* Ensures compliance with applicable accreditation and regulatory agency standards.
* Coordinates the inspection-related preparation for accreditation and regulatory inspections.
* Coordinates and monitors the laboratory's proficiency testing program.
* Serves as chairperson of the laboratory's Quality Management Team.
* Serves as Laboratory Safety Officer, chairperson of the Laboratory Safety Committee, and oversees safety initiatives within the laboratory.
* Develops, organizes, and presents laboratory quality management reports.
* Writes and maintains quality management standard operating procedures that meet quality and regulatory standards.
* Coordinates the maintenance of an appropriate document control system for laboratory policies, procedures, forms and records.
* Supports and utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.
* Develops and presents staff continuing education on quality, accreditation standards, and patient safety related topics.
* As appropriate, interacts and consults with physicians, Medical Center staff and outreach clients.
* Seeks out and participates in continuing education, professional meetings and other activities designed to improve or enhance management and technical knowledge and skills.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field is required.
* Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration or Business Administration is preferred.
* Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist is required.
* Three (3) years clinical laboratory experience required.
* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
* Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills required.
* Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and regulatory standards and regulations required

Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 2020-R0278192
* Schedule: Full-time
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Quality Specialist Laboratory, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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