The University of Iowa Department of Pathology is seeking a Quality & Operational Improvement Engineer to be responsible for overseeing the coordination of services to maintain operational oversight of all ancillary point-of-care testing sites accredited by the Joint Commission and/or CAP to facilitate quality testing outcomes. Oversees the provision of technical, informational and accreditation expertise to non-laboratorians performing laboratory tests in a variety of clinical situations.
This position will be based out of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics campus in Iowa City, but will require frequent travel between 23 off-site clinics. The off-site clinics are scattered throughout Iowa from local to up to 100 miles away.
Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 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 #19001565.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, health screening, and should be prepared to submit five (5) professional references upon request.
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.
One (1) – three (3) years clinical laboratory experience is required
Knowledge of the regulations and accrediting standards of the following agencies: CMS, Joint Commission and/or CAP 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.
Previous experience working with or responsibility for oversight of point-of-care testing is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be $51,500 to commensurate with education and experience.