Become a member of our team – a team that is changing medicine and changing lives. The Department of Pathology at University of Iowa Health Care is currently accepting applications for a Quality & Operational Improvement Engineer position. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified individual seeking to work in a fast-paced learning environment within the Department of Pathology.
Job Duties: Monitor the development, implementation and evaluation of quality management programs designed to ensure compliance with organizational policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies. Directs the maintenance, monitoring and the support of achieving effective quality programs that assure good laboratory practices and comply with federal regulations. Directs process improvement activities where necessary to achieve ongoing compliance. Designs education programs that assure compliance by departmental staff with federal regulatory issues. Develops and participates in the assessment of the non-billing functions of departmental compliance programs.
The schedule for this position is primarily Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for this position, please visit our website at http//jobs.uiowa.edu, reference requisition #21001111. Applicable background checks will apply.
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 Bachelor’s degree in a basic science or healthcare-related field form an accredited college or university with specialized training in laboratory medicine, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
3-5 years of laboratory or quality program experience is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills 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 by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Certification Agency (NCA) is highly desirable.
Greater than 3 year of laboratory or quality program experience is highly desired.
Demonstrated experience working with and knowledge of the AABB, FDA, CAP, CMS, FACT, and/or TJC regulations is highly desired.
Demonstrated experience working with and knowledge of the CMS/CAP proficiency testing requirements is highly desired.
Demonstrated ability to perform statistical trend analysis is desired.
Experience in teaching and training is desired.
Certification as a Quality/Lead Auditor by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is desired.
Reasonable experience with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) compliance program initiatives is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is $50,012.00/year. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.