Job Ref: 22293
Talent Area: Professional
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
M - F
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital seeks a Quality Assurance Specialist for the HLA Laboratory. The HLA Laboratory provides typing, antibody testing and engraftment monitoring to solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant programs, and supports non-transplant clients. Houston Methodist is seeking an experienced clinical laboratory specialist to augment the laboratory quality program.
System and department specific ICARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital's Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation. The Project Specialist provides analytical and specialized technical support to department management. Responsible for specific moderately complex, project-oriented assignments which include leading, coordinating and completing projects related to operational activities. The Project Specialist works under the guidance of more senior staff.
PEOPLE - 15%
1. Interacts with others in a supportive, respectful manner
2. Presents information to management to support decision-making
1. Utilizes department resources/supplies efficiently
QUALITY/SAFETY - 35%
1. Maintains and achieves the highest standards of quality and service
2. Performs data management and analysis
SERVICE - 30%
1. Strives to exceed patients' and coworkers' expectations
2. Participates in, and may direct, problem definition and resolution activities
1. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service
**This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Baccalaureate degree in a related field and either successful completion of an accredited Medical Technology program/Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, or completion of a combination of education and experience as defined by American Society of Clinical Pathology as alternate routes for eligibility for the MLS (ASCP) exam.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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