Quality Assurance Coordinator - Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL)

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Jan 15, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
Full Time
"The Quality Assurance Coordinator will be responsible for quality assurance and improvement activities in the Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL), a rapidly growing program with a mission of manufacturing cellular therapies as a cure for cancer and blood disorders. Those with experience in biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, cellular therapy, stem cell or clinical laboratory preferred as well as knowledge of FDA's Good manufacturing practices (GMP) and Good Tissue Practices (GTP) or Foundation Accreditation for Cellular Therapy Product (FACT) Standards are encouraged to apply. Will specifically assist the Quality Assurance Lead in maintaining higher quality standards in cell therapy laboratory and to ensure that systems are safe, effective, appropriate, and compliant with applicable regulations and standards.

"The Quality Assurance Coordinator will perform quality analytic and improvement activities. Will specifically work with members of the researchers, quality improvement experts and community providers to perform quality and research analytics and assist in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives. Must work and think independently, be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to integrate activities with those of the larger team.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree - Bachelors degree in health related field (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year - Must have demonstrable proficiency in MS Office Suite - particularly Microsoft Excel.
Must also have advanced database management skills, familiarity with electronic health records, quality improvement experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Functional Accountabilities

1. Work closely with the department and division leadership as well as other members of the team to coordinate quality analytic and improvement activities
2. Attend Quality Improvement and Meetings
3. Assist in developing a quality analytics and improvement plan to meet meaningful use quality aims and focused regional quality efforts
4. Assist in developing quality reports to document improvements in regional care delivery

1. Analyze data exchange data for accuracy, efficiency , completeness, security and accessibility
2. Report on data quality to management team
3. Utilize appropriate tools to analyze and disseminate quality data
4. Work with other members of the quality improvement team to ensure a data-driven approach to all work
5. Prepare quarterly reports

1. Analyze and prepare performance measures and outcome metrics

Quality Improvement
1. Assist management team with new quality improvement projects as they arise.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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