K.A. Recruiting

Quality Assurance Specialist

Nashville, TN 37205

Job Type: Laboratory Jobs Job Number: AN905

Seeking a Full-Time Permanent Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Summary: 

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.

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

Job Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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.



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Abbi Leighton
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