Job Description

Job Title: QA/QC Coordinator
Job ID: 11919469
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: IML Contracts HF
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Coordinate the quality management, safety and regulatory activities for the laboratories of the hospital and other areas including clinics, satellites, special function labs and point-of-care testing. Act as the liaison between nursing, the quality departments and regulatory departments of the hospitals. Contribute similar activities to the other UPMC Health System laboratories by assisting these lab managers and directors. Supervise technologists.

  • Teaches and monitors monitoring compliance to safety regulations. Investigate all safety accidents and incidents that occur in the laboratory areas.
  • Create, revise and maintain policies relating to personnel requirements, quality assurance, quality control, proficiency testing, and lab safety. Distribute to all system-wide laboratories to use or modify for use. Continue to update and revise as needed when federal, state, and accrediting agencies change the standards and regulations.
  • Maintain laboratory safety manuals. Assist to create and maintain the Laboratory Disaster Plan. Monitor quarterly fire drills in laboratories. Monitor annual laboratory safety inspections. Monitor hazardous and biological waste disposal.
  • Supervise the quality assurance technologists. Teach and monitor performance, schedule and review activities. Interview for vacant positions, select candidates, administer corrective action or termination if necessary.
  • Coordinate purchase of proficiency testing materials and monitor performance. Obtain certifications and permits for all laboratories and maintain records of all technical personnel and laboratory testing (including instrumentation and methodology). Update these lists as required.
  • Research regulatory requirements, prepare and submit reports, assist with quality initiatives. Investigate instances of poor performance and ensure continued compliance.
  • Schedule and organize all inspections and accreditation activites; maintain records of all activities on file for reference. Coordinate inspection teams, assist with distribution of checklists, transportation, accommodations, education and assignments.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure compliance with the requirements of the UPMC's Quality Improvement Policy, state and federal agencies and accreditation agencies.
  • Participates as appropriate on various committees related to safety and regulatory compliance as requested and needed.
  • Contact, review reports, and advise system laboratories in regards to quality, proficiency, safety, personnel and regulatory issues.


  • BS degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of a CAHEA accredited Medical Technology program AND certification as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) within two years from hire date, 
  • OR BS degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND categorical certification for the specific specialty by the ASCP, 
  • OR BS degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND at least 2 years of experience in a role equivalent to that of a medical laboratory technician in a clinical laboratory.
  • 5 years experience as a Medical Technologist and previous experience with QA plans and QC policies, experience with proficiency testing, and good writing skills are required. 
  • Prefer prior supervisory experience and knowledge of accreditation processes and regulations.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ASCP certification in medical technology or ASCP categorical certification preferred.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $24.44 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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