Lab Quality & Education Coord

Children's Minnesota
Published
July 20, 2021
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type
 

Description

About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children's is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children's Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org .

Position Summary

Accountable for the oversight of the laboratory quality system activities in support of the quality management program and compliance standards. Identifies system deviations or shortfalls and implements improvement measures in collaboration with section leaders. Works with laboratory leadership to address compliance issues discovered during audits/tracers/mock inspections. Participates in system quality initiatives and committees and is a positive, influential change agent for laboratory services. Oversees and coordinates new employee orientation, staff development programs, continuing education activities and laboratory training. Provides leadership in education, quality and regulatory activities.

Qualifications
License/Certification/Registration required? Yes
*Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) board of registry or equivalent professional organizations per CLIA standards.

Education:
*Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry or Biology or related fields.

Experience:
*Previous experience in a health care setting.
*Minimum 3 years of clinical laboratory experience.
*Minimum of 3 years of clinical laboratory training or involvement in the training process.
*2 years managing or developing quality /compliance programs; and active experience participating in quality programs and initiatives preferred.
*Previous leadership experience preferred.
*College of American Pathology (CAP) team inspector training required or to be obtained within 3 months of employment.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
*Must be highly organized, efficient, and multifunctional.
*Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
*Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology.
*Knowledge of laboratory and hospital safety.
*Knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards.
*Ability to coach individuals.

Physical Demands

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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