Quality Specialist - Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Why Mayo Clinic
Seeking an individual who desires to be part of the Mayo Clinic team, helping ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is looking for a Quality Specialist to collaborate with our Transfusion Service and other departments within Laboratory Medicine. The ideal candidate has blood banking experience, a bachelor of science degree and at least two years clinical lab experience. Specialist in Blood Banking certification is also preferred.

The Quality Specialist works in collaboration with departments assisting with (but not limited to) quality monitoring, process improvements, quality control review, internal and external assessments, proficiency testing and quality committees.

Recently Mayo clinic Arizona was rated as the #1 hospital in Arizona for the 7th consecutive year and ranked No. 18 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News.
Position description
Collects, prepares, and analyzes monthly departmental monitors.

Coordinates and documents proficiency testing activities.

Contributes content to Performance Improvement Committees and Transfusion Committee

Assists with internal and external audits.

Assists in development, coordination, and documentation of Quality System Essential Program.

Coordinates department improvement projects.
Bachelor of science degree.

Minimum two years of medical laboratory experience.
Additional qualifications
*** Prefer Specialist in Blood Banking Certification

Strong organizational skills and extensive experience with databases

Experience as a Medical Technologist with certification from ASCP or AMT, or a related specialty preferred ***

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and self-initiative.

Patience and the ability to effectively coach and mentor others.

Familiarity with personal computers for word processing, spreadsheet preparation, data collection/management/analysis, and creation of graphs/charts and presentation slides.

Ability to work as a team member, take direction from others, and initiate and manage projects.

Familiarity with quality tools such as LEAN, Six Sigma, DMAIC, etc.

Working knowledge of laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.

Ability to facilitate meetings as required.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,420.00, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday through Friday, 8am-430pm, occasional weekends may be required.
Weekend schedule
Occasional, as needed
Site description
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
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Frank Harris
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).