Manages the Quality Plans for the Clinical Laboratory and Pathology. Coordinates all quality assessment and performance improvement activities for the Department of Pathology/ USC Laboratories. Serves as Laboratory Compliance Officer and manages the Compliance Program to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and accreditation requirements for all laboratory operations and testing performed at all USC Laboratory locations. Researches, monitors, updates and communicates laboratory regulatory issues.
*Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in the U.S. For a degree obtained outside the U.S., a certificate of equivalency with U.S. degree programs is required.
*12 CEU continuing education (12 hours) per year, required and approved by the State of California for continued CLS licensure.
*Experience in a clinical laboratory as a supervisor, manager or higher (at least 2 years) preferred.
*Comprehensive understanding of State and Federal laws pertaining to clinical laboratory testing and operations, and accreditation standards (JCAHO, CAP, AABB).
*Possess strong analytical problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills including effective interpersonal aptitude to interact with a diverse group in a diplomatic manner.
*Participation in accreditation (JCAHO, CAP, etc.) inspections.
*Understanding of quality assurance requirements of JCAHO, CAP, AABB, FDA, CLIA, and State of California.
*Understanding of clinical laboratory quality control, CQI philosophy.
*Familiarity with State and federal laws and regulations governing laboratory practice, including physicians' office testing, hospital bedside testing, scope of practice, Quality Control, Quality Assurance.
*Understanding of OIG compliance guidance for laboratories.
*Expertise in the use of desktop computer tools, including the Internet, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word applications.
*Ability to write and implement policies & procedures.
*California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license highly preferred.
*ASCP certification as an MT preferred.
*Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.