The Lab QA Specialist 2 develops, coordinates, monitors, and maintains department policies relating to inspection readiness, employee safety, and quality assurance, including employee education and training on department responsibilities and safety. Maintains understanding of a broad range of external regulatory standards as related to laboratory operations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Coordinates the laboratory safety team and consults with the laboratory and institutional safety director on all safety policies and procedures. Ensures that safety standards and regulations are followed by laboratory staff.
Establishes and maintains regulatory compliance and safety policies as required by external regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA, TJC, CAP, CLIA, etc.).
Develops, coordinates, conducts, and maintains documentation of employee continuing education, safety education, and training.
Maintains records for CME and employee competency, as required and in coordination with management, supervisors, and human resources.
Oversees department quality plans and all associated local quality initiatives. Performs all delegated functions as defined by facility CLIA Director.
Monitors laboratories to ensure regulatory compliance and reports findings to appropriate institutional and departmental administrative personnel.
Instructs MT and MLT students, Pathology Residents, and Medical Students in safety and regulatory issues.
Represents the department as an active member of institutional safety and quality improvement committees.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of laboratory regulations, protocols and procedures.
Analytical and critical thinking abilities.
Ability to comprehend and communicate instructions.
Ability to perform laboratory protocols and procedures.
Skill in the use of computers and related software applications.
Knowledge of safety and infection control standards.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Provides training and opportunities for continuing education.
Effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Bachelor's or 4 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
- EXPERIENCE - 4 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - National Credentialing Agency (NCA)
ASCP - Blood Banking (ASCP-BB), ASCP-Chemistry Technologist (ASCP-C), ASCP-Cytogenetics Technologist (ASCP-CG), ASCP-Hematology Technologist (ASCP-H), ASCP-Microbiology Technologist (ASCP-M), Molecular Biology Technologist (ASCP-MB), ASCP-Blood Banking Specialist (ASCP-SBB), ASCP-Chemistry Specialist (ASCP-SC), ASCP-Hematology Specialist (ASCP-SH), ASCP-Microbiology Specialist (ASCP-SM), Cert Histocompatibility (CHS), Cert Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Certified in Thanatology (CT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Technologist (MT): Must have one of the following: MT MLS CLS CHT CHS CG CT ASCP-BB ASCP-C ASCP-H ASCP-M ASCP-MB ASCP-SBB ASCP-SC ASCP-SH ASCP-SM.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!