Manager, Quality Control Laboratory, Hoxworth Blood Center

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Job Overview

Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC), University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and serves more than 30 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 100,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center: Saving Lives Close to Home.   HBC is located within the College of Medicine and is the only Regional Blood Center owned and operated by a University in United States.

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a full-time (100% FTE) Manager, Quality Control Laboratory to manage daily operations of the Quality Control Laboratory (QCL).  The incumbent will ensure constant and direct regulatory oversight and operational continuity over Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulated and AABB accredited Quality Control Laboratory.

Saving lives is no easy task, but at Hoxworth Blood Center, it's what we do every day and we're looking for positive, professional individuals to join our team and help advance our lifesaving mission. If you're a detail-oriented individual with management experience in the areas of immunohematology reference testing and/or transfusion service, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, then we invite you to apply for a position at Hoxworth Blood Center.

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership to the department with emphasis on blood and blood component manufacturing and quality control testing.
  • Manage the daily departmental activities to assure uninterrupted delivery of laboratory services.
  • Manage all aspects of transfusable apheresis platelet manufacturing and quality control testing.
  • Manage all aspects of blood and blood component quality control testing based on federal, state, and local government laws, regulations and standards.
  • Maintain departmental software, equipment, supplies, and reagents used in the manufacturing of blood and blood components, as well as statistical process control over quality control testing.
  • Perform appropriate qualification of newly purchased, revised, and/or repaired instruments, analyzers, and software prior to use in testing and/or manufacturing.
  • Assist with departmental processes, procedures, quality control, equipment calibrations and maintenance, and daily technical reviews to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Ensure staff training and competency based on the required 6 elements of competency per CLIA regulations.
  • Assist with contracts and bids, department budget expenses and revenues, software licenses, and standing resource orders.
  • Support and assist the Medical Services department training and education.
  • Support Hoxworth Blood Center’s safety, cGMP and Quality Plan.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description may be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor of Science or related field. 

Required Experience

Three (3) years of relevant work experience in the health care industry, or related experience, in the areas of immunohematology reference testing and/or transfusion service.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • SBB (ASCP) certification is ideal and may be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • At least one (1) year of direct supervisory experience managing employees, teams or assets is ideal.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 94808 


Manager, Quality Control Laboratory, Hoxworth Blood Center

Date:  Apr 9, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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