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Orla Crowley

Orla brings more than nine years of specialist recruitment experience and a background of more than 15 years working in healthcare to her role in Wallace Myers International.

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Senior Quality Specialist

€40000 - €50000 per annum

Senior Quality Specialist

Our Client an Irish owned contract laboratory provider is currently looking to recruit a Senior Quality Specialist for their Molecular Division with experience with ISO15189 within a laboratory setting essential. With the Ability to critically review analytical and strong leadership skills. Based in Galway

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assuming responsibility for quality control in the Molecular laboratories including validation work, management, and control of QC data.
  • Ensure a safe laboratory environment - in conjunction with all staff.
  • Ensuring all internal and external calibrations are performed as required.
  • Performing quality audits.
  • Identifying and recording any quality problems and initiating Non-Conformance protocols.
  • Implement and monitor standards of performance through quality indicators and quality improvement of service - in conjunction with Quality Manager.
  • Authorisation of amendments to the manuals and document control.
  • Performing trend analysis, reporting, and reviewing performance in proficiency testing.
  • Maintaining staff training files and all documentation associated with the Molecular laboratory.
  • Ensuring that resources assigned are adequate to perform to ISO 15189 standard.
  • Leading and overseeing method validation/verification work in the Molecular laboratory.
  • Signatory for molecular analysis, checking results, reports and liaise with the Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and clients.
  • Liaise with the laboratory supervisor and team leads on all quality issues.
  • When necessary, selecting referral laboratories and monitor the quality of their service - in conjunction with Quality Manager.
  • Assisting the Quality Manager in preparation for and participation in external accreditation and customer audits.
  • Assisting the Quality Manager in maintaining the quality of tests carried out in the Molecular laboratory, the results obtained and all relating procedures, protocols, and records.
  • Compliance with ISO 17025, ISO 15189 INAB and ISO 9001 requirements and CLS internal quality and technical procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A third level qualification in Molecular Biology or related discipline.
  • 3-5 yrs. min experience working in ISO15189 laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of ISO 15189 in the clinical laboratory environment.
  • A professional, pro-active approach with strong leadership and influencing skills as well as an ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Can demonstrate an ability to critically review analytical data, excellent attention to detail is a must.
  • Experience at building strong relationships across an organisation.
  • Be capable of working on own initiative as well as within a team.
  • Effective communicator, both verbal and written.
  • Proven effective time management skills and ability to manage priorities.

For more information on this fantastic opportunity contact Orla Crowley /0860286256

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This position was pPosted on 25 Mar 2021

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