Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Clinical Labs/Quality Management at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Associate Technical Director / Quality Systems Manager. The successful candidate will:
Assume responsibility for compliance with laboratory regulatory standards of federal, state, and other regulatory agencies, e.g. CAP, New York State Department of Health, and Joint Commission.
Assist in designing, validating, and maintaining the technical accuracy and medical reliability of laboratory tests in designated laboratory section(s).
Ensure communication, training competency assessments, and ongoing compliance monitoring with all requirements of the laboratory's Quality Management System, including:
Management of adverse outcomes and non-conformities.
Quality indicators for monitoring the laboratory's contribution to patient care such as monitoring of turnaround time.
Tracking results of the continuous improvement process
Participation in on-site surveys.
Appropriate management of the results of the on-site survey.
Monitoring performance in proficiency testing if indicated.
Review and revise laboratory procedures to ensure continuous quality improvement outcomes.
Qualifications, responsibilities, authority, and interrelationships of all personnel competent persons conversant with the purpose, procedures, and assessment of results of the relevant examination procedures.
Maintain and update hospital and departmental policies and procedures for the operation of the UHB laboratories, as needed.
Lead and monitor education efforts for laboratory improvement initiatives.
Assist in providing clinical and administrative oversight of the UHB laboratories.
Participate in departmental, hospital and medical center-based committees and meetings related to quality management.
Duties and responsibilities are not limited to the above description.
Master's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.
6-8 years of experience in Quality System Management, including 6-7 years in a supervisory/administrative capacity.
New York State Laboratory Technologist License.
ASCP certification or equivalent.
Variable Days; Variable Hours
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.