Performs work corresponding to the activities within the Quality Assurance and HIPAA Compliance Unit. Assists with maintaining current licenses (EPA, CLIA, ISO/IEC) for ASPHL by ensuring the minimum standards of proficiency, methodology, quality assurance, operation, and safety. Conducts initial and annual inspections of laboratories to determine compliance with the Statutes or Rules. Review of quality systems by tracking documents, corrective actions, and other quality data. Conducts investigations of the operation of a licensed laboratory upon receiving a complaint.
This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel (in and out of state) when necessary, possibly requiring a state, personal or rented vehicle.
Corresponds with the regulated lab community or with regulatory bodies, responds to technical questions from the laboratories, development of standards, rulemaking, and laboratory inspections. Perform, assist or review detailed investigative or inspection reports, statements of deficiencies, and correspondence regarding changes in the status of a laboratory's certification, or other types of legal orders.
Subject matter leader in the job family. Represents the ability to lead teams and manage the program. Leads the planning and implementation of programs in the function, and regularly interfaces with senior management. Recommends process or service improvements. Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the organization. Contributes to the development of functional strategy. Provides advice and counsel to the organization in the area of expertise. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.
Conduct at least one inspection of laboratories per month to determine compliance with statutes, rules, and internal procedures.
Oversee quality systems for various laboratory disciplines and/or review of quality systems by tracking documents, corrective actions, and other quality data
Participate in and/or lead staff, advisory committee, and/or laboratory organization (e.g. APHL, AOAC, etc.) meetings
Setting up and following travel policies for evaluations
Oversee and conduct investigations if significant issues are identified or complaints received
Participate and lead inspections of laboratories. Schedule and ensure inspections are performed on time
Oversee budget and/or grant for the program, Oversee performance reviews of the staff, Manage/lead/hire staff, Analyzes and oversee feedback from clients on services, and generate and present, as needed, reports on key performance indicators for the program. In addition to other duties as assigned as related to the position
Participates in the establishment of guidelines and policies
Assist with external inspections performed by CLIA, ISO, EPA, and other organizations performing laboratory accreditation activities.
Federal regulations and Arizona Revised Statutes related to laboratory testing, general laboratory procedures, a good understanding of laboratory management and operational concepts, specialized laboratory procedures, laboratory safety precautions emphasis when working with infectious agents and or hazardous materials, performance management, continuous quality improvement, and Lean Methodologies.
Review and reading of professional literature, requires a high level of oral and written communication, analytical review, interpersonal relationships, active listening, organization, evaluation, repetition, education/training
change priorities as issues arise, problem-solving (root cause), work independently, perform reviews of laboratory testing, analyze analytical data, reporting, and evaluation analyst qualifications provide compliance data, support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promote equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination
Support a diverse multicultural workforce that reflects the community promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
The ideal candidate will have:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in laboratory science plus 6+ years experience of technical relevant experience including 2 years of supervisory experience or experience in a lead capacity.
Driving is required for State Business.
− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.