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Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator (Multispecialty & Research Hospital)

Patient Care
MSRH - Administration
23001660 Requisition #

Job Summary:

UT Health San Antonio is broadening its reach in clinical care with the opening of the new UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty & Research Hospital.  This eight-story 144-bed facility will offer uninterrupted patient care in one location within San Antonio, TX, the 7th largest city in the U.S. 

We are excited to share an opportunity for a Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator.

Under limited supervision, the role provides quality assurance support according to group quality assurance guidelines and federal regulations.

Job Duties:

·        Develops and maintains the quality assurance program.

·        Provides clerical, supply and administrative support required in laboratory administration

·        Creates and maintains appropriate lab compliance with accrediting agency regulations to include CAP (College of American Pathologists), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy), AABB (Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), ASHI (American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics), Joint Commission, and DSHS (Department of State Health Services) Reportable Conditions.

·        Create and maintain quality assurance policies, procedures, and forms

·        Consult and review of test method verification and validation plans

·        Identifies customer satisfaction and safety issues with appropriate documentation and follow up.

·        Participates in training personnel to include creation and maintenance of training documentation, competency assessments, and training checklists.

·        Conducts mock surveys to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.

·        Serves as Laboratory Subject Matter Expert for Quality Assurance

·        Works collaboratively with staff, Managers, and Medical Directors to accomplish goals

·        Coordinates quality assurance activities with the hospital-wide quality program


·        Bachelor’s degree required.

·        Minimum of six (6) years experience in a CAP/CLIA accredited clinical laboratory

Licenses and Certifications

·        ASCP Medical Technologist or MLS Medical Laboratory Scientist Required

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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