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 USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Researches, monitors, updates and communicates laboratory regulatory issues.
Minimum Education:Bachelor’s degree in health care or related field preferred.Minimum Experience/Knowledge: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 (DNV, 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 (DNV, CAP, etc.) inspections.Understanding of quality assurance requirements of DNV, 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.Required License/Certification:California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license highly preferred. ASCP certification as an MT preferred