The Community Blood Center is hiring a Quality Assurance Specialist to join our Quality Assurance Team.
Under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Manager, this individual will be involved in the development of quality metrics and key performance indicators for the blood center, analyzing and identifying trends in deviation/incident data to report to department management and assisting with supplier qualification activities and the maintenance of the qualified supplier list.
The review and approval of equipment, blood product and computer system validations including installation qualification, operational qualification and performance qualification, participation in regulatory/accrediting agency inspections, preparation for and performance of internal audits with subsequent report to Center management
Responsible for entering FDA reportable errors into the applicable computer application and compiling the appropriate paperwork
Participating in corrective and preventive action teams
Assisting with investigation and root cause analysis
Verifying that corrective actions are implemented and effective
Understand and apply principles of quality management practices to the monitoring and improvement of the blood center operations
Assist with the development of performance improvement initiatives and implementation processes
Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations and standards of the accrediting/certifying agencies as they relate to blood centers
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in medical technology or a clinical allied health field is preferred.
1-3 years of experience in a blood center, biologics, pharmaceutical or medical industry manufacturing environment with base familiarity of quality assurance practices, training, and federal regulatory practices is preferred.
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong, flexible interpersonal skills
Skilled in observation of operational tasks
Skilled in documentation review with special emphasis on details
Computer skills with emphasis on word processing and database software
Employee may occasionally be required to lift objects or materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, vision, HSA, Life Insurance, 403b, Short/Long term disability, PTO, tuition reimbursement.
Internal Number: 302161745
About The Community Blood Center
The Community Blood Center is about connecting lives and sharing life. As a local nonprofit organization, our patients and hospitals depend on us to provide a steady and reliable blood supply. And we rely on you – volunteer blood donors and blood drive sponsors—to provide the life-saving blood and blood products needed. We work together at the donor centers in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff and through the more than 100 monthly mobile drives to collect more than 50,000 blood donations annually.
CBC takes these blood donations, including red blood cells, platelets and plasma, and processes them in our in-house laboratory. We hold ourselves, and each other, to the highest of standards and pride ourselves on safety and quality. These life-saving gifts are then distributed to the nearly 30 local hospitals of which we are the sole provider of blood and blood products. These hospitals are throughout Northeast and Northcentral Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
In addition to our commitment to the blood supply, we’re proud to provide the Be The Match Registry and facilitate bone marrow donations. These life-saving treatments are most patients’ only chance f...or a cure for a diagnosis like leukemia and lymphoma. Be The Match provides the largest and most diverse registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units in the world.
Blood donation is that important. We need to ensure a steady blood supply will be available so we can respond to traumas and urgent needs as they arise. And we’re proud to say that no CBC-serviced hospital has had to cancel surgeries in the last 30 years because of the lack of blood.
We are committed to supporting our communities through collaboration and teamwork. We are all integral in ensuring local patients have access to the life-saving blood and blood products needed. It takes us all.