Interpath Laboratory

  • Laboratory Compliance - Quality Assurance Manager

    Location US-OR-Pendleton
    Job ID
    # Positions
    M-F Day
  • Equal Opportunity Statement

    EOE Disabled/Veteran

    Expectations for all Employees

    Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed.


    This position ensures compliance – that testing is being performed according to applicable state and federal regulations at the batch laboratory in Pendleton, OR. In addition, this position provides limited technical support and guidance for medical directors and technical consultants that oversee compliance at laboratory sites outside the batch laboratory. This position also maintains a vibrant and robust quality assurance program, enabling consistently high quality of results.


    • Education: Bachelors degree in a certified MT program.
    • Licensure/Certification: ASCP preferred, other national certifications considered
    • Experience: 10 years of laboratory experience


    • Laboratory compliance
      • Oversee inspection and accreditation processes at the Pendleton batch laboratory. 
      • Maintain expertise and knowledge about CLIA, CAP, and other applicable state regulations and be able to communicate with inspectors and other regulators to ensure compliance.
      • Oversee the proficiency testing program.
    • Quality assurance
      • Oversee the maintenance of a vibrant and robust quality assurance program.
      • Develop and track quality indicators for each department.
      • Supervise each department’s quality control (QC) program (e.g., QC materials, testing and tracking, software updates, equipment/instrument preventive maintenance, supervisory reviews).
      • Oversee all process improvement projects in the laboratory.
      • Oversee the creation and maintenance of technical procedures (standard operating procedures), logs, and protocols.
      • Assist with new test/instrument selection and implementation, including evaluation of different test methods, overseeing and approving validations and requesting test file changes or additions.
      • Work with technical leads to ensure initial, 6-month and annual training and competency is completed and documented.
      • Assist with new and modifications to test files in the LIS by reviewing or making sure appropriate CPT and LOINC codes are available.
      • Participate in the corporate IQ committee by leading, participating in, and assigning appropriate batch laboratory quality activities to improve pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes.
      • Maintain the quality assurance components of the Interpath Laboratory web page.
    • Technical assistance
      • Respond to inside and outside questions of a technical nature. This will require the maintenance of a broad knowledge range of technical subjects.
      • Where assigned, oversee the management and completion of technical laboratory projects.
      • Assist in the mentorship and development of lead technical personnel with expertise in their respective areas.
      • Assist in the everyday maintenance of the laboratory, covering bench work where needed, troubleshooting test/instrument problems, reviewing monthly work schedules, and approving timecards.
      • Assist the technical manager in other assigned tasks (e.g., interviewing job candidates).

    OSHA Category

    This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

    General Physical Requirements

    • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
    • Typically stands for extended period of times
    • Lifts up to 25 pounds.
    • Climbs stairs on a regular basis.
    • Responsible for wearing appropriate protective gear: e.g., lab coat, gloves, goggles, face shield.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed