The University of Iowa Department of Pathology is seeking a Quality & Operational Improvement Engineer to design, organize and coordinate quality system activities for the Microbiology/Molecular Pathology section for the Clinical Pathology Laboratories. Lead the implementation, evaluation, and optimization of quality assurance activities for the Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory sections. Engage all staff in quality assurance activities. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies, accrediting agencies and organizational policies. Section’s primary contact for the Pathology Administration Quality Unit. Coordinate employee training and continuing education, validation testing, implementation and maintenance of all equipment with the Microbiology and Molecular Pathology section of the Clinical Pathology Laboratories. Assist lead scientist by performing additional activities when needed to ensure smooth functioning of the laboratory.
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 #19002197.
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.
Master’s degree in basic science from an accredited college or university with specialized training in laboratory medicine or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
1-3 years clinical microbiology laboratory experience is required.
6 months – 1 year experience in technical writing or teaching and training is required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, to meet deadlines efficiently, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to be highly self-motivated is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Must be proficient in computer software applications.
Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Certification Agency (NCA) is highly desired.
1-3 years quality program experience is highly desired.
Demonstrated experience working with and knowledge of the CAP, CMS, and JCAHO regulations is highly desired.
Demonstrated ability to perform statistical and trend analysis is highly desired.
1-3 years’ experience with the Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS) compliance program initiatives is desired.
1-3 years’ experience with the College of American Pathology accreditation and inspection process is desired.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with effective leadership skills is highly desired.
Experience working in an academic health center is highly desired.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience