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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

Quality Assurance Specialist, Transfusion Medicine - Full-Time - Days


Job Summary 


Serves as the Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist for Transfusion Medicine and oversees the Transfusion Medicine Total Quality Management program, reporting to the Assistant Director for Laboratory Quality Management and collaborating with both the Section Director and Manager of Transfusion Services. Provides leadership to develop clinical protocols and manage quality indicators for effective outcome of hospital-wide initiatives such as blood utilization efforts and other transfusion quality and safety initiatives which support patient safety, quality outcomes, scarcity of the resource, religious decisions and financial cost. Collaborates with clinical groups and stakeholders including medical staff, nursing, leadership and administration, supply chain, risk management & patient safety, to resolve issues, make improvements, and to provide clinical education related to transfusion medicine. Responsible for all activities that ensure continuous compliance with regulatory bodies, including developing, performing, and reporting departmental system audits of all Quality System Elements. Ensures timely performance, review and acceptable corrective actions of all quality control and validation activities. Provides ongoing support for new procedures and test methodologies including validation and implementation into routine diagnostic practice. Provide a wide range of clinical data analyses to monitor Transfusion Medicine quality initiatives. Provides support for special projects and implementations and ensures Transfusion Medicine is within compliance with all the Institutional and Clinical Laboratory QM and Safety plans.



  • Must satisfy CLIA 88 qualification requirements for general supervisor who oversees testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science from an accredited college or university required.
  • Certification or eligibility as Medical Technologist, (MT) or Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) through American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent, or master's degree preferred.


  • Three+ years of full-time work experience in immunohematology required for certified individuals with practical clinical laboratory experience; minimum of six years full-time work experience in immunohematology preferred.
  • Requires excellent comprehension of transfusion risks, benefits & alternatives; detailed knowledge of regulations & accreditation standards related to blood transfusion; knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for the appropriate use of blood products; expertise in transfusion administration & patient monitoring practices.
  • Robust working knowledge of AABB, CAP, TJC, FDA, and other regulatory/accrediting bodies as it relates to Transfusion Medicine.
  • Strong knowledge and application of change management and program development.
  • Strong knowledge and application of research and best practice principles.
  • Demonstrated success with project management.
  • Supervisory or health management experience highly desired.

Organizational Overview

Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago's south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.


UChicago Medicine's mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine”, and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.

Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront, University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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