QA Specialist
Cellnetix Pathology 2 reviews - Seattle, WA

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ABOUT US Named One of the Best Places To Work in WA for 3 out of the last 4 years! CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories is a dynamic, rapidly growing physician-owned pathology company headquartered in Seattle, Washington with locations throughout the state. CellNetix provides comprehensive sub-specialty Clinical and Anatomic Pathology services, operates premier Anatomic Laboratories, and has the largest Anatomic Pathology Laboratory in the region. CellNetix is known for Pathologic excellence based upon Pathologist sub-specialization, for valuing intellectual capital at all levels of the company, and for delivering quality results. It is our Vision to rethink, redefine and reset the standard of care for pathology groups and laboratories in the country.SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Specialist (QA Specialist) oversees all quality assurance and accreditation or certifying agency regulatory activities of the Company. The QA specialist works with department and division supervisors and managers to see that documentation, procedures and policies are fully in compliance with CLIA and CAP Accreditation requirements at all sites. This individual will also act as a resource for supervisors for their department/division competency assessment systems and record keeping. This individual must problem-solve difficult situations with strong customer service skills. This is an exempt position.POSITIONS MANAGED The QA Specialist does not directly supervise the work of any other staff. He/She may be asked to provide input on annual and semi-annual performance evaluations of supervisors, managers and staff.POSITION IMPACT Position is directly responsible for: Evaluating and documenting the department and division quality assurance standards Oversight and standardization of the company's document control system Advising supervisors, division managers and pathology staff about effective anatomic pathology QA practices and certification compliance Position is responsible in collaboration with division and department supervisors and pathologists for evaluating, documenting and improving: Quality assurance performance Employee competency assessmentsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Coordinates with all regulatory agencies (CAP, CLIA, state specific medical test site agencies, etc.) regarding applications, inspections and works with supervisors on appropriate documentation, procedures and policies. Oversees and directs all aspects of the company's document control system. Will be expected to be a high level, expert user of the system and able to teach other users. Acts as the primary staff support of the Company Quality Assurance Committee and works in close collaboration with the chairperson. Acts as a resource/internal expert for supervisors in developing training modules and competency assessments. Demonstrates excellent problem solving, change management, and analytic skills. Works with supervisors to ensure CAP/CLIA accreditation standards are met including proficiency testing at all division sites. Schedules and participates in CAP self-inspections at all division sites. As time allows participates on-site in all CAP and CLIA inspections. Assumes other duties as delegated by the Medical Director and Laboratory Manager. Demonstrates exceptional understanding of the elements that support high quality work processes, training and quality assurance. Demonstrates general knowledge of pathological and physiological conditions that affect test results and tissue staining. Recognizes and troubleshoots both routine and complex problems, identify root causes and assist department staff with technical problems. Direct and modify quality control measures to assure consistently high quality and take immediate and proper action when necessary. Performs mid-year (off year) inspections. Keeps current with all QA related federal and state laws and regulations. Must be able to express himself/herself effectively both in written and verbal communications. Must have own transportation and be able to move to multiple Company sites as needed Able to accept guidance and constructive criticism. Displays a mature and professional attitude, is honest, and has a strong sense of responsibility toward patients and clients.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Requirements: MT(ASCP), HTL (ASCP) or HT (ASCP), CT (ASCP), PA (ASCP), Canadian or foreign registered with 4 year college degree. ASCP QA Specialty experience preferred Experience with certification/accreditation through CAP. Experience with LEAN/Six Sigma helpful. Highly proficient user of MSWord, MSExcel, MSAccess and other IT software tools.IMPORTANT NOTICES As a healthcare organization we are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment. As part of that commitment we do not hire anyone who has used nicotine products in the last six months. We require a criminal history background check as well as a drug test which will include nicotine testing. We require all employees (unless prohibited by religious beliefs) to take an annual physical (paid under the company's insurance program) and complete a confidential online health risk questionnaire. We also test final candidates for proficiency in MSWord, MSExcel and MSOutlook.BENEFITS We offer a generous benefit program with: Medical, dental, vision and prescription premiums paid 100% for the employee if annual physical completed Medical, vision and prescription paid at 50% for all dependents, including domestic partners, if annual physical completed Healthcare goes into effect the first of the month after 60 days of employment 401k with a $ for $ match up to 3% then a 50% match up to 5% plus a discretionary quarterly profit sharing contribution that has averaged 6%. Annual bonus opportunity Relocation assistance 100 Performance Shares at time of hire 3 weeks paid time off accrued in first year 7 paid holidays Life insurance Long Term disability Employee Assistance Program Free bus pass and more!

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