Laboratory Quality Assurance Administrator
Company: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part
of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within
the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride
ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that
has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years
We continually strive to provide innovative
paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of
strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven
principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and
compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and
we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.
Your Role With
Laboratory Quality Assurance Administrator is the
key resource for ensuring that Salem Health Laboratories is
informed of all standards set by legal, regulatory, and
accreditation organizations. This position coordinates with
the Medical Director, Director, Manager and other operational
leaders to oversee implementation of the quality management and
quality assurance plan for laboratory services. The position
oversees the continuing education, training and competency
assessment program for laboratory staff and is responsible to
maintain an appropriate level of quality and process stability
throughout the laboratory. This position assists in
development of policies, procedures, and coordinates the document
control process. They serve as a liaison between the
laboratory and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Develops, Implements and
Administers the Quality Management Plan
- Oversees the Quality
Management Plan for laboratory services, in coordination with the
medical director, laboratory director, manager, supervisors and
other key stake holders.
- Gathers and analyzes quality
management data, identifying opportunities for improvement by
developing tools to detect, identify, and classify trends and
- Facilitates problem solving
activities using LEAN management techniques, including 4 step
problem solving, root cause analysis, Socratic questioning and
other tools to develop best practices for the
- Supports critical event
management Assists in the investigation of failures and develops
corrective action plans, when necessary.
- Ensures timely submission and
review of patient safety alerts. Works with staff to provide
adequate follow up to assure continuous improvement of
- Facilitates policy and
procedure (SOP) development and documentation. Oversees
document control program.
- Prepares the annual assessment
of the Quality Management.
- Participates in applicable and
assigned practice councils.
Regulatory Compliance Activities
- Ensure continuing compliance
with regulatory requirements, including CLIA, FDA, CAP, Joint
- Responsible for keeping
current on regulatory and compliance issues and for informing
Medical and Laboratory Directors of any related
- Directs and conducts internal
audits and reviews that support regulatory compliance and
- Assists in the submission of
applications and coordinates inspections and deficiency response
for regulatory and accrediting agencies. Supports the Medical
Director by reviewing and verifying accurate proficiency testing
and response protocols.
the Education, Training and Competency Assessment
- Develops and implements
standardized training and competency program. Coordinates
with managers, supervisors, Sr. Specialists and other leaders to
ensure program meets laboratory needs and complies with all
regulatory requirements. Ensure appropriate documentation and
maintains evidence of compliance for training and
- Acts as a mentor for new hires
and students and assists in their training.
- Organizes and coordinates
student education and internships.
- Bachelor's of
Science degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or
medical laboratory science from an accredited institution,
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT)
certification by ASCP, or equivalent certification
- Minimum of four
(4) years of clinical lab or related lab experience;
- Minimum of two
(2) years of increasing leadership and/or supervisory
management training and/or leadership experience directly
supervising a team is preferred.
- Experience in
laboratory quality management, regulatory compliance, and problem
solving is preferred.
- Ability to
analyze current methods and processes, look for improvements and
- Ability to
detect and investigate problems, make evaluations supported by
tangible evidence, ability to provide consultation to physicians,
nurses and others in area of specialization.
demonstrated ability for ongoing maintenance of
- Thorough and
current knowledge of the principles, techniques, procedures,
instrumentation and safety precautions in the field of
- Ability to
implement performance improvement activities and regulatory and
ability to provide orientation and training programs of new and
current team members and assists with continuing education
We have many
excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings,
please visit our career page at https://www.salemhealth.org/about/careers
As a leader in the local industry, Salem
Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering
culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our
in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and
continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to
further our mission.
Salem Health is an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by
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