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ARUP Laboratories Quality Specialist I - University Hospital Clinical Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah

Description

Schedule:Monday - Friday (40 hrs/wk)8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Department: Quality Systems and Support - 252 Primary Purpose: The Quality Specialist provides services of a quality nature. Participates in the development of Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/I) plans for associated technical areas. Supports the associated laboratory’s nonconformance investigations (root cause analyses) and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA’s) Evaluates and supports that problem solving and corrective actions are thorough, timely, complete, and accurate. Evaluates compliance with all associated policies, procedures, and regulations and communicates status to laboratory management and quality management. Leads continuous quality improvement activities. Assess Quality Control (QC) program of labs and help enhance parameters including QC optimization. Evaluates QC data across laboratories that share the instrumentation and assays to ensure consistency of instrument and assay performance. About ARUP: ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team. Physical and Other Requirements: Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies. ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance. Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent or better

Preferred

  • Associates Degree or better

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • Applicable ASCP or AAB

Experience

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical or Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or in the chemical or biological sciences and three years of experience in a high complexity clinical laboratory or quality experience in a regulated environment

  • Associate’s degree in related field and five years of experience in a high complexity clinical laboratory or quality experience in a regulated environment

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and seven years of experience in a high complexity clinical laboratory or quality experience in a regulated environment

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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