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Quality Assurance Specialist - CSPD

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Days - 8 hour shifts, may start at 6, 7, 8, or 9 am -

  • Job ID: 1213106
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists, assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.


    Overview


    Role Purpose

    Under the general direction of the Director of Central Sterile Processing and Perioperative Leadership, the QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on all quality measures related to output, process and performance. In collaboration with SPD leadership minimizes the frequency and seveity of adverse events, manages and investigates the causes of those events to prevent errors. Quality management includes process audits, incident reporting, root cause analysis. This position will be responsible for auditing all processes within SPD department, assisting with training of new employees and confirming employee competence. The QA Specialist will also assist SPD managers with the implementation and audit of department policies and procedures as well as implementing performance improvement activities. Proactive as well as reactive by providing support and regulatory and best practice guidance for risk reduction and process improvement.


    Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the Quality Management Plan in accordance to the requirements of all regulatory bodies.
  • Performs quality controls for all equipment and troubleshoots malfunctioning instrumentation as necessary. Assesses technical and or instrument problems, including quality control and abnormal findings, evaluate possible solutions and chooses an appropriate course of action to solve the problem.
  • Performs regular audits of processes and ensures continuous mandatory regulatory readiness for accrediting agencies.
  • Audits and processes continuously and validates all documentation and results to ensure regulatory compliance as well as best practices, competency assessment and documentaiton.
  • Investigates and provides leadership with recommendations for performance and quality improvement.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Sterile Processing Department
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    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer