AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. Our membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers located in more than 80 countries worldwide.
AABB is looking for an experienced professional who will be responsible for the verification and compliance of policies/programs/functions for all aspects of the Accreditation process.
This is a great opportunity if you are:
A highly dedicated professional who is organized and driven by new challenges.
A team player who believes in providing best in class service.
Looking for a work environment that values and promotes teamwork and collaboration.
About the Role
Serve as staff resource and provide support on matters relating to CLIA, HRSA, the accreditation process, quality system requirement and expectations to members, potential members, and staff in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
Review of Assessment Summary Report and Facility Corrective Action Plan and final determination of acceptability and issues final certificate of accreditation.
Perform accreditation assessments as assigned. Maintain status as accreditation program assessor by meeting all assessor qualification requirements (continuing education, etc.)
Actively participate in the development, implementation, revision, and management of the Accreditation Program (specifically internal division administrative duties), to include accreditation database and re-write procedures and processes as needed.
Take an active role in process improvements to the accreditation process and offer possible solution alternatives.
Provide timely and accurate support to assigned committees/program units.
Review and evaluate assessment summary reports and facility corrective action plans.
Provide consultative support to facilities in composing response to summary report.
Assist in management of volunteer assessor program activities including applications, competence and education.
Act as a resource for facilities as they proceed through the initial accreditation process
Manage internal administrative activities of accreditation.
May manage, as assigned, the cooperative accreditation programs with other organizations (CMS, CAP, The Joint Commission, FACT, ASHI, etc)
Monthly coverage of after-hours phone queue to provide support to assessors and/or facilities.
Manage special projects as assigned.
Education - Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related discipline required.
Experience - Five or more year’s progressive working experience in clinical laboratory operations including experience in quality and compliance activities. Supervisory experience would be beneficial.
Our ideal candidate will have knowledge of AABB Standards and regulatory requirements (FDA, CMS), and quality systems and strong advanced knowledge and understanding of blood bank/transfusion medicine methods, theories and applications.
You have experience with and comfort in working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment with high expectations.
You have the ability to produce consistently high-quality work, independently and with minimal errors. You are a quick thinker, can effectively solve problems, and determine priorities under the pressure of deadlines.
You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You stay focused and get results.
You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently.
You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
You pay attention to the details.
You are motivated and driven. You enjoy working on teams. You want to make a difference.
Why Should you Apply?
We recognize and reward our most valuable asset—our team—with a generous leave and benefits package, and excellent educational and professional development opportunities.
Apply with your cover letter and resume.
AABB is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AAP
No phone calls please.
AABB is the international association of blood banks, including hospital and community blood centers, transfusion and transplantation services and individuals involved in activities related to transfusion and transplantation medicine.More than 2,000 institutions (community and hospital blood banks, hospital transfusion services and laboratories) and 11,000 individuals are members of the AABB, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries.