Chief Quality Officer

ARUP Laboratories   •  

Salt Lake City, UT

15+ years

Posted 264 days ago

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Essential Functions:

  1. Leads the Quality function through oversight of the Quality Management System. 
  2. Identifies and implements unique and varied initiatives aimed at improving patient care quality.
  3. Leads continuous improvement programs throughout the organization and helps develop a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.
  4. Collaborates with other executives and engages with leaders throughout the organization in a hands-on fashion to build quality, efficiency, effectiveness and a sense of shared accountability.
  5. Strengthens the data and information capabilities of the organization and championing a data-driven environment.
  6. Participates in Board of Director quarterly meetings as requested by CEO to provide information on ARUP’s Quality Management System.
  7. Provides reports on a regular basis, or as directed or requested, to the President and CEO and to the Board, to keep senior management informed of the operation and progress of quality efforts.
  8. Oversees ARUP’s document management system including Policies, Processes, and Procedures (SOPs).
  9. Collaborates with technical operations, IT and various other departments to define and implement a structured assay/product development and validation process consistent with the strategic direction of the business and regulatory requirements.
  10. Oversees CAP and ISO accreditation activities.
  11. Develops the department budget. 
  12. Educates ARUP clients and prospective clients about the strengths of the Quality Management System.
  13. Chairs the ARUP Management Review Committee. 
  14. Participates as a member of applicable ARUP committees that drives change, data enrichment and continuous quality improvement.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Quality Management, Regulatory, Public Health, Healthcare Management or other applicable field.
  • Strong working knowledge of CLIA, CAP, FDA, ISO, and other requirements applicable to clinical laboratories
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Fifteenyears ofexperienceas a key leader in Quality Management.
    • Ten years of which must be in a clinical laboratory.


  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for validated systems for clinical trials and companion diagnostics.
  • ASQ Certification in applicable field

Physical and other requirements:

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Communicate: Frequently and effectively communicates with others.
  • PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
  • Authorized to Work: Must be a citizen of the United States or authorized to work in the United States.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. 
  • Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.
  • English: Ability to speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
  • Continuing Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.