Quality and Operations Improvement Engineer (Working title: Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordin
University of Iowa Health Care
June 20, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
$24,515 to Commensurate
Part Time - Experienced
University of Iowa Department of Pathology is seeking a Quality and Operations Improvement Engineer (Working title: Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator) to be responsible for the following duties: Assist with the coordination of services to maintain operational oversight of all Ancillary point-of-care testing sites accredited by the Joint Commission to facilitate quality testing outcomes. Assist with providing technical, informational and accreditation expertise to non-laboratorians performing laboratory tests in a variety of clinical situations.
This position is part of a two person team assigned to visit 23 off-site clinics on a monthly basis with the home office based in Iowa City. These clinics are scattered throughout the state of Iowa, from local to up to 100 miles away.
Applicable background and credential checks will be conducted. For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for this position, please visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu, reference requisition #73006.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
A Master’s degree in a chemical, biological, physical or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Reasonable (1-3 years) clinical laboratory experience is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Valid Driver’s License, plus the ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standards (University of Iowa Operations Manual Part V, Chapter 19 is required.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with effective leadership skills is required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, to meet deadlines efficiently, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to be highly self-motivated is required.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a categorical/specialist certification in a laboratory discipline from American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) is highly desired.
Experience with instrumentation validation, troubleshooting and maintenance is desired.
Knowledge of the regulations and accrediting standards of the following agencies: CMS and/or Joint Commission is desired.
Additional Salary Information: This position will be filled between 50% - 60% based on mutual agreement between the department and the selected candidate. The minimum salary listed on this recruitment is at 50% time and will be pro-rated for the agreed upon percentage of appointment.