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Regional Quality Manager - Anatomic Pathology

Primary Location North Hollywood, California Job Number 1172123 Date posted 04/11/2023
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Job Summary:

Directs the development and improvement of a laboratory-wide quality system. Ensures laboratory compliance with all regulatory agencies. Compliance Leader for the laboratory.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs the development and improvement of a laboratory-wide quality system and manages system implementation with technical and non-technical departments.

  • Leads the establishment and improvement of an integrated laboratory quality system.

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation agencies' requirements.

  • Identifies opportunities and implements processes and procedures to reduce laboratory risks.

  • Designs or assists in process development and improvement throughout the laboratory system.

  • Leads or facilitates continuous quality improvement projects and quality review processes.

  • Manages quality improvement projects, costs, or standardization.

  • Collaborates in developing quality strategies with the laboratory management team.

  • Manages and maintains all appropriate regulatory licenses and certificates for all laboratory testing, both in the laboratory and in non laboratory areas.

  • Ensures compliance for all POCT testing, manages the activities and performance of the POCT Coordinator of the laboratory.

  • Ensures required regulatory, quality, safety and compliance training and education for all laboratory employees and non laboratory employees performing laboratory testing.

  • Ensures laboratory quality and adherence to regulatory requirements through internal audits and tracers.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in an acute care hospital and/or reference laboratory required including demonstrated ability to utilize principles and practices of quality improvement/system.


  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Additional Requirements:

  • Other skills/experience should include demonstrable knowledge of statistical tools of quality, techniques of problem solving and improving work process, making presentations, and computer proficiency.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local, and accreditation agency regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.


  • Home base is North Hollywood RRL, but travel to Chino Hills RRL at least 1-2 days per week is required. 

  • Supports Anatomic Pathology at North Hollywood and Chino Hills Regional Reference Laboratories

Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Department: Sherman Way Central Lab-Bldg A - Hosp Adm-Quality Improvement - 0806 Pay Range: $121300 - $156860 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest