**The ideal candidate will have extensive QA blood bank/transfusion experience.**
The MD Anderson Cancer Center Transfusion Medicine Section is a combination of two sections, Transfusion Service and Donor Operations. MDA transfuses over 190,000 blood components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma, granulocytes, MNCs, etc.) per year, and is considered the largest single hospital-based Transfusion Service in the U.S. serving the needs of cancer patients. In addition to blood and blood components, the Transfusion Service acquires, stores and distributes all tissue used for clinical purposes, except for bone marrow, cord blood and stem cells.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Monitors/Maintains Regulatory Compliance
• Obtains and communicates current information regarding regulatory requirements while demonstrating job knowledge and proficiency to monitor evaluate and improve the quality efficiency and appropriateness of section testing, processes for all main campus Labs as well as HAL's. • Develops, implements, and maintains the Quality Management Plan, Quality Assurance Manual, and Performance Improvement Plan for the sections including HAL's. • Reviews and monitors quality control activities for the sections. Monitors preventative maintenance of equipment and instrument quality control. Responsible for the FDA, CAP, and AABB accreditation and regulatory programs for the section, including maintaining current licensure and submission of required annual FDA report. • Adheres to regulatory, institutional, and divisional requirements and assures section remains compliant. Facilitates the preparation for regulatory agency inspections and works with section and HAL personnel on the corrective actions to meet requirements. Manages quality audits and reviews documentation of errors and accidents.
Manages Quality Systems • Manages Multiple Quality Systems: Document Control, Procedure Development, Change Control, Deviation Management, Systems Validation, and Corrective and Preventive Actions, Donor Notifications, and Recalls.
Facilitates Quality Improvement • Performs Quality Audits. Reviews deviations, problems and data to identify opportunities for improvement. Plans and implements quality improvement projects based on reviews. Reports and/or reviews all change control submissions, CAP proficiencies, deviations, FDA reportable errors, complaints, and adverse reactions. Assists with identifying and developing appropriate indicators, as well as collecting data for quality improvement indicators and projects for all laboratory sections including HAL's.
Five years of professional experience, to include three years of the following: policy development, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, strategic planning or directly related healthcare experience. With preferred degree, three years of experience is required. Certified Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR) or Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience.
Internal Number: 126541
About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.