Quality Assurance Assistant


Quality Assurance Assistant (1 position available)

Position Type

Full-time employment for one full year, from early June to end of June


Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Allina Central Laboratory


Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (there is flexibility in the hours)

Job Description

The Hospital Pathology Associates (HPA) Quality Assurance (QA) Assistant serves a key role by directly supporting the QA program at HPA. This includes managing information, coordinating communication, and analyzing case and materials data from the hospital and physician office practices. This position works directly with the QA Pathologist and QA Supervisor to help oversee the lean projects and quality initiatives for the group.

Specific duties:

  • Collect, analyze, and present large amounts of data via Excel and electronic medical records (EPIC) for QA purposes and by individual pathologist request
  • Work directly with HPA QA Pathologist and QA Supervisor to assist with quality improvement and miscellaneous research projects 
  • Responsible for assigned project such as: collect data for pathology subspecialties concerning diagnostic rates/outcomes, run EPIC reports to find specific data (e.g., certain diagnoses or specimens), updating internal practice resources, etc.
  • Assist pathologists with outreach and telepathology scheduling
  • Assist other pathology aides as needed

Prerequisites and required skills:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree or 2-year associate degree with the intention of applying to graduate or medical school
  • Extremely proficient in Excel; able to collect and analyze data efficiently
  • General computer literacy
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to keep an organized, detailed and up-to-date project list 
  • Ability to learn processes quickly and manage time efficiently 
  • Active listener and astute observer
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented