Quality Officer

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 5, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title: Quality Officer
Job Description:

Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Serves as the leader coordinating monthly QA meetings and gathers relevant QA data from different laboratory divisions.
  • Ensures compliance with laboratory quality management system (QMS) within the different laboratory divisions.
  • Implements and oversees evaluation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and leads the laboratories in interim self-inspections and external inspections.
  • Instructs and trains laboratory staff on QA methods, procedures, and regulatory matters, where appropriate.
  • Authors QA and regulatory standard operating procedures and documents.
  • Ensures laboratory variance reporting is completed and identifies trends or events that require root cause analysis and corrective action.
  • Oversees the maintenance of laboratory personnel files and competency training documentation for laboratory personnel.
  • Collects and collates data, analyzes trends, summarizes improvement initiatives and reports monthly to the leadership team.
  • Assists in compliance audits and the annual evaluation of the quality management program; writes the annual effectiveness report.


  • Serves as the laboratory safety officer and must qualify as a Chemical Hygiene Officer. (OSHA)
  • Coordinates required safety training and maintains training documentation for laboratory staff and physicians.

Process Improvement:

  • Implementation and assessment of laboratory process improvement projects for critical laboratory areas.

Collaborates with the UF Laboratory System

  • Works collaboratively with other QA staff from other UF laboratories.

Other duties as assigned

Expected Salary:

Starting salary is between $75,000 - $90,000

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and five years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and seven years of relevant experience. Experience should include experience in health care quality or performance improvement programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or equivalent and five years of appropriate experience.

  • Must have the knowledge and experience to qualify as an OSHA Chemical Hygiene Officer.
  • Detailed knowledge of Quality Assessment and Improvement sufficient to oversee quality assurance for clinical and anatomical laboratories.
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements including: CAP, JCAHO, AHCA, HCFA, and OSHA.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Health Assessment Required: No