University of Rochester Lab Clinical Supt Tech V - Quality Assurance/QC/Safety - 224345 in Rochester, New York
Lab Clinical Supt Tech V - Quality Assurance/QC/Safety
Strong Memorial Hospital
Full Time 40 hours Grade 097 Specimen Recvng-Clin Labs SMH
8 AM-4:30 PM
The Quality Assurance Operations Coordinator, with guidance from the Chief Supervisor, and shift Supervisor’s, oversees all aspects of the department QA activities including development of QA standards based on regulatory agency requirements, collection and documentation of QA data, monitoring of patient care QA issues and documentation of QA problems/corrective action/follow-up monitoring. The Operations Coordinator serves as the safety officer and maintains a safe working environment for the employees. S/he monitors use of proper safety attire, checks safety equipment, informs employees of safety regulations, and looks for safety hazards.
Maintains a schedule of internal audits. Compiles audit data and reports results to the department Manager, Chief Supervisor and Quality Assurance Department
Records department internal and incident report level errors by employee
Presents internal audits, error data, and other pertinent quality topics at monthly QA meetings
Recognizes the need for and initiates random internal audits based on results of internal QA or customer related issues.
Documents and follows-up on audit findings and corrective action using the Quality Improvement Process template
Compiles QA monitor data and reports
Reviews and updates the Quality Assurance manual annually
Works with department supervisors and coordinators to develop yearly competency written examination for perspective areas
Maintains copy of laboratory procedure schedule and monitors the annual review process
Manages all aspects of standardizing SOP’s, Master Index, document numbering system and completion of document change control form. Coordinates yearly sign off by Chief Supervisor and Medical Director
Prepares QC materials for use in the laboratory (i.e. temperature charts, bleach rite, PM charts)
Prepares action items to help maintain department in technical readiness for regulatory inspections
Participates in regulatory (CAP and NYS) inspections and follows through on follow up action items
Continuously monitors the lab area for safety hazards bringing any found to a supervisor’s attention
Encourages proper use of safety equipment (gloves, lab coats, etc.) and notifies a supervisor of non-
Periodically verifies that safety equipment (i.e., fire extinguishers, fire blankets, eye wash stations) have been tested by the proper authorities.
Keeps abreast of available safety products and institutional safety issues and guidelines
Attends Clinical Laboratory Medicine safety meetings held quarterly and annual hospital-wide safety sessions
Assists in writing safety procedures
Trains (speaks with) all new SMS employees on issues of lab safety
Maintains chemical inventory spreadsheet
Maintains instrument inventory spreadsheet
Reviews and signs off on PM’s for eye wash, temperature and bleach charts. Takes action on any discrepancy
Maintains accuracy checks on thermometers via calibration or replacement.
Maintains Master copy of Safety Manual and reviews annually for procedure review and updates
Reports to Specimen Management Chief Supervisor.
Generally works independently, seeking guidance from laboratory Supervisors.
Ability to identify and resolve problems
Ability to pay attention to detail and handle frequent interruptions
Works well in a team environment
Functions effectively in a rapidly changing environment
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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