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Laboratory Quality Specialist

Company: Nucleus Healthcare
Location: Westphalia
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Nucleus Healthcare is seeking a qualified Laboratory Quality Specialist - candidate to join a prestigious academic health system in Columbia, MO . -Take the next step in your career and thrive in an environment where you are respected, challenged, and offered endless opportunities to define your career path! Our partner nurtures a workplace culture you can thrive in.

  • Becker Healthcare's 150 Top Places to Work -
  • "Just Culture" organization Small town charm. Big opportunities. Columbia, MO, is an up-and-coming university town in the heart of Missouri known for its
    • prestigious public university
    • healthcare system
    • public schools
    • division 1 sports
    • affordable cost of living and housing With a thriving cultural and culinary scene, many outdoor activities, and easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, you can have the best of both worlds: the charm of a small town with the convenience of modern amenities and top-notch healthcare. Benefits that matter.
      • Paid-for tuition from the local top-rated university
        • Up to 75% for you and 50% for spouses and children
        • Includes all locations and online
        • Generous retirement program- 8% match on 401k!
        • 100% paid leave for parents and caregivers for up to four weeks - effective January 2024
        • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including mental health support
        • Defined career paths and laboratory - Paid Time Off (Exempt)
          • 0-5 years: 17 Days--- -
          • 5+ Years: 22 Days--- ---- - Personal Days--- -
            • 4 Days--- ---- - Sick Days
              • 12 Days--- Pay
                • Up to -$111,426/ year based on experience Job Description The Laboratory Quality Specialist provides facilitation for process improvement initiatives and oversees all quality processes within the Cellular Processing Laboratory for the Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program (BMTCTP). Responsible for maintaining the accreditation of all governing bodies.
                  • Lead development and auditing of quality systems that ensure compliance, excellence, and efficiency.
                  • Monitor and update policies and procedures to be compliant with accrediting agencies.
                  • Review manuals annually.
                  • Review new and revised standards and checklists from CAP, CLIA, DNV, FACT, etc.
                  • Prepare, participate, and respond to required accreditation inspections and implement corrective actions.
                  • Monitor and perform supplier qualification, supplier monitoring processes, environmental control, and monitoring systems.
                  • Responsible for the preparation of equipment and process validation protocols, documentation of results, statistical analysis, generation of reports, and ensuring appropriate validation before implementation.
                  • Prepare departmental reports for presentation. Communicate trends and opportunities for improvement to key process owners.
                  • Perform process for documentation, investigation, and reporting of adverse reactions or events during cell therapy product collection or infusions.
                  • Review and report system or product deviations to appropriate internal and external parties.
                  • Function as a backup for all Cellular Processing Laboratory processes.
                  • Support the functions of the main MU Health Care laboratories as needed.
                  • May complete unit/department-specific duties and expectations as outlined in department documents. Knowledge & Skills Strong knowledge of GMP and GTP standards. Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and facilitation skills. -Strong analytical skills and computer skills. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Quality Management, or a related field. By February 28, 1992, individuals qualified as medical technologists may substitute for an associate's degree. Two (2) years of experience in apheresis, cellular processing, or cell manufacturing. Preferred Qualifications Supervisory or regulatory experience in a clinical laboratory setting. Certification Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS or IMLS), categorical or specialist (such as Chemistry, Cyto, Histo, Microbiology, Blood Banking, Molecular Biology) by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT), or Certified Point of Care Professional (CPP) by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), or Clinical Laboratory Technologist by former Dept of Health Education & Welfare (HEW/HHS). Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. The employee may be required to ambulate, remain in a stationary position, and position themself to reach and/or move objects above the shoulders and below the knees. The employee may be required to move objects up to 10 lbs. Nucleus Healthcare Who We Are - Purpose-built, patient-minded, and mission-driven, Nucleus is trusted by major hospitals, health systems, and life sciences organizations with a vision to redefine how healthcare does business. What We Do - Nucleus Healthcare ("Nucleus") delivers next-generation human capital management to empower people who power healthcare. Rooted in talent management, Nucleus provides services and solutions that have yielded more than 7,500 hires in healthcare for all levels and roles. - Our Mission Empower the people who power healthcare. - Our Vision Redefining the way healthcare does business. - Our Values - We deliver results --- We are committed --- We are precise --- We are change agents --- We are ONE team --- We are fueled by passion and purpose -#appcastmu

Keywords: Nucleus Healthcare, Columbia , Laboratory Quality Specialist, Healthcare , Westphalia, Missouri

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