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The department of Pathology is actively seeking a full-time Quality Management Specialist 2 to work on the UHealth campus. The Quality Management Specialist 2 is responsible for continuous accreditation readiness activities and/or quality assurance activities for the health system in close collaboration with senior management within the Department, and other identified leaders. This includes the ongoing identification and monitoring of quality indicators and outcomes, coordinating and analyzing data, and establishing and achieving hospital-wide as well as department specific objectives of the program consistent with the mission and vision of the organization. Facilitates continuous collaboration with the risk management and safety programs, as well as compliance with TJC standards and other regulatory agencies, in fulfillment of quality management responsibilities.
Ensures Blood Bank and Transfusion policies and SOPs are in compliance with relevant rules and regulations such as the FDA, CLIA, state testing requirements, Joint Commission, etc., managing FDA reportable events, lookback, errors and deviations, performing self-inspection, and auditing, educating clinical team on blood safety, reviewing and investigating major transfusion events, such as MTPs, and major transfusion related safety issues such as wrong blood in tubes and blood delays, serving as a liaison between the transfusion services and the clinical services, and performing other regulatory or QA/QI tasks assigned by the transfusion service management team.
Maintains quality metrics records up to date.
Meets with QA Medical Director for final assessment of quality data, outliers and corrective actions.
Analyzes data, generates graphs of quality indicators, conducts investigations and prepares corrective action plans for presentation to the faculty.
Participates in process optimization projects focused on improved quality outcomes.
Helps maintain Licensing and accreditation, activity menu and proficiency testing up to date.
Helps prepare responses to citations and/ or accreditation inquiries.
Monitors Incident reports, complaints and their resolutions.
Helps maintain up to date departmental policies and procedures.
Reports and Participates in hospital-wide performance improvement and quality activities.
Analyzes and monitors Clinical Pathology and Anatomical Pathology quality metrics and reports them to the Medical Director.
Participates actively on ongoing and new performance improvement projects.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree in related field
State of Florida Medical technologist license
Minimum 3 years of relative experience
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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