AABB is an international, not-for-profit association that represents individuals and institutions involved in the field of transfusion medicine, patient blood management, and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety.
AABB is looking for a Program Manager, Relationship Testing.
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
Support the Director, Relationship Testing in providing analysis and managing projects affecting relationship testing accreditation programs.
Work as directed with all government and other relevant agencies, as well as AABB staff to ensure communication of member and association concerns
Facilitate the meeting of all RT accreditation program initiatives and timelines through the development and execution of process plans
Assists with collection, compiling, and reporting of the Relationship Testing Technical Report
Participates in various standards and accreditation committee meetings as required.
Represent AABB at meetings of other accrediting agencies and professional organizations. Participate in the development of workshops and presentations as requested.
As part of the Accreditation and Quality team, develop and continuously fine-tune the accreditation process.
Assists in developing quality systems and assessor training materials as required.
Provide assistance to members, staff, and external inquiries with accreditation and technical questions
Review and evaluate self-assessment for applicant facilities.
Perform accreditation assessments as assigned.
Education - Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, genetics, clinical laboratory science, or a related field
Experience - Three years of experience in relationship testing or forensic DNA testing is required. Previous experience in accreditation and quality, including auditing/assessment experience. Public speaking experience preferred.
Our ideal candidate will have a passion for organizing information and will possess exceptional attention to detail. He/she will also have enthusiasm, be strongly self-motivated, and take great pride in quality of work. The position requires discretion, judgment, tact, and poise.
In-depth knowledge of auditing/assessment principles and ability to apply those principles to the assessment of organizations engaged in relationship testing activities.
In-depth knowledge of quality management systems.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to direct, supervise and coach assessment team members. Must be able to share information and seek consultation effectively and have strong project management skills.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of:
Quality Management Systems including ISO 9000 and AABB Quality System Essentials
AABB Standards, OSHA, and other regulations as they apply to the relationship testing field.
Scientific principles underlying DNA testing for relationship determination.
Ability to present educational programs and train assessors.
Travel and other work related assignments on weekends are possible.
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.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.