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Job Description: University of Alaska Anchorage College of Health Assistant/Associate Professor – Program Director for School of Allied Health   The School of Allied Health is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor/Program Director of Medical Laboratory Science. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The School of Allied Health of the College of Health offers Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and Bachelor of Science degrees.   DUTIES Responsible for theoretical and practical instruction in any of the following areas as needed by the department: Hematology, Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Immunology, Blood Banking, Laboratory Education and Management. Engage and guide students in academic advising. Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work and professional organizations. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. Write and update course syllabi, work with faculty to review, revise, and develop curriculum. Maintain departmental integrity of student records. Maintain program learning outcomes, assessment, and curriculum. Coordinate/enforce national accreditation requirements and standards. Engage in professional development in the field of laboratory medicine. Attend department, school and college meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. Work effectively and collaboratively within the scope of the University of Alaska mission with a diverse student population and university staff. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the school, college or university administration.   KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES A commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student population and staff is required. Evidence of current competency and ongoing professional development in Medical Laboratory Science is required. Knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation procedures is required. Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office software applications is required. The ability to adapt procedures for the equipment and reagents available in the student lab is an essential skill.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING Master’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field from an accredited institution; national certification as a generalist and five years clinical laboratory experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist /Medical Technologist.   Three years teaching experience and knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation and certification procedures is required.   The following knowledge, skills or abilities are preferred for this position:  Doctorate degree, Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) certification, knowledge of web-based course design and delivery and knowledge of rural healthcare systems.   APPLICATION PROCEDURE Must attach a cover letter; a detailed professional curriculum vitae; contact information for 3 professional references; copy of transcript verifying highest degree; and a copy of CLS (NCA) or MT/MLS (ASCP) certification.   SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Successful applicant must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as their national certification.  The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.   SALARY Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.   HOW TO APPLY To apply for the position, go to http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508374/assistant-or-associate-professorprogram-dir

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Performance improvement specialist jobs are essential to ensuring medical facilities consistently provide quality care. In these positions, healthcare professionals gather and analyze data looking for opportunities to improve day-to-day operations.  

By studying clinical charts, conducting audits and evaluating other healthcare data, performance improvement specialists identify areas in which the facility can improve. They are responsible for developing and implementing performance improvement activities which train staff members to deliver better care. They are also in charge of planning, developing and delivering staff in-services to further educate clinical staff.

To qualify for performance improvement specialist jobs, candidates usually need to be an RN with experience. BSN or MSNs are preferred. A master’s degree in public health or MBA may also qualify an individual for performance improvement specialist jobs.

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