Laboratory Quality Specialist - Hematology, Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 160274
Job Summary Coordinates Quality Assurance activities in the assigned laboratory department/section. Supports compliance with clinical lab regulatory standards (CLIA, CAP, etc.) and lab safety standards. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating many factors requiring judgment, analytical ability and problem-solving in dealing with complex data and situations. Implements and maintains the quality management plan and performance improvement activities for assigned area. Ensures inspection readiness at all times.
Degrees: Bachelors in Biological Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent
Licenses & Certification:
Medical Technologist OR Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Histotechnician (HT), Histotechnologist (HTL) Cytotechnoligst (CT), Molecular Biology (MB), Molecular Diagnostics or other clinical lab certification; ASCP, AMT ABB or equivalent Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA), Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) or Quality Technician(CQT); Must obtain ASQ certification within 18 months of employment
6 Months Work Experience Quality assurance and/or compliance preferred
Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Six Sigma certification preferred
Project management certification preferred.
Five (5) Years Work Experience Clinical laboratory in one of the following areas: Blood bank, Core lab (chemistry and hematology) Point of Care Testing(POCT) Microbiology Histology or cytology Molecular / flow cytometry
Three years to include include project management, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and strategic planning or directly related healthcare experience
Communication Skills: Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.