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Laboratory QA/Compliance Coordinator

Location: Renton, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 835075 Date posted: 11/05/2019
This position will report to the Laboratory Clinical and Administrative Services Associate Director. As the Quality/Compliance Program Coordinator this position will support the program and provide technical expertise in quality management, compliance and risk management. Utilizing technical expertise, analytical skills and critical thinking, provide oversight of regulatory changes, evaluation and monitoring of laboratory practices and auditing of Quality and Compliance improvement activities to ensure timely and effective resolution.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Conduct internal quality and compliance audits across all areas of the laboratory to include Clinical and Anatomic Pathology to ensure ongoing compliance to regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and document results of the audits.
  • Evaluate, coordinate, and monitor of current laboratory quality and compliance activities across all areas of the laboratory.
  • Support surveillance of external regulatory bodies for changes to Quality and Compliance standards and rules.
  • Evaluate, develop, and improve the timeliness and effectiveness of resolving quality and compliance issues.
  • Continues to evaluate and improve the lab quality and compliance process which includes identification, survellence, logging, prioritizing, tracking/reporting, and program assessment.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in a high-complexity clinical laboratory or similar environment.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical laboratory science, clinical science or related field.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • MLS (ASCP) required by the date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to proactively communicate with consistency, clarity and honesty.
  • Strong attention to detail with effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong technical skills and job and industry knowledge.
  • Strong independent analysis and problem solving skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience as a laboratory quality or compliance coordinator.
  • Experience in analyzing and resolving complex laboratory clinical and operational issues in a dynamic cross-functional environment.
  • Legal background.
  • Skills in report development regarding Quality and Compliance.
  • Possess advanced working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations and accreditation.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Adams 2921 Naches Ave. SW Scheduled Weekly Hours: 16 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (Flexible) Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Services Quality & Compliance Travel: No 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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