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Quality Assurance Specialist

Akina Pharmacy

Sterling, VA

Full Time

Posted 2 days ago


Akina Pharmacy have not specified a salary for this role. DirectlyApply estimates this role should be paying an average of $68,678 per year based on similar jobs posted in the last 30 days.

Education & Experience

This role would benefit from having:

Postgraduate Degree

Job Description

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION - QUALITY SPECIALIST Akina Pharmacy is a 503A Compounding Pharmacy dedicated to providing our customers with uncompromising quality, reliability, and service in meeting their compounded sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical product needs. Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes innovation, integrity, honesty, accountability, fairness, and fun. We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our company as a full-time Quality Specialist. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Quality and Director of Quality in the implementation and management of the Quality Department. The Quality Specialist is also responsible for testing, observing processes, gathering and analyzing data related to quality measures, investigating quality issues, assisting in the performance of root cause analyses, identifying training needs, and organizing training interventions to meet quality standards. This position organizes the data gathered in a meaningful way to interpret results and create initiatives. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field required; master's degree preferred
  • Training and experience in quality or performance improvement strongly preferred with quality assurance or quality control experience required
  • Clinical, industrial, or analytical processes troubleshooting experience strongly preferred
  • cGMP, USP , or pharmaceutical compounding facility experience preferred
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with the Director of Quality, and may at times, carry out those duties which include, but are not limited to:
  • Performs testing, including Environmental Monitoring, Air and Surface Sampling or other testing, as needed
  • Assists in performing employee competency checks including, garbing, hand hygiene, fingertip, and bubble pointing tests as needed
  • Performs reviews of equipment maintenance, validations, and other reviews as necessary
  • Understands and follows cleaning and disinfection procedures for all work areas
  • Assists in the media fill process validations to include inspection of filled units
  • Ensures personnel compliance with all quality programs
  • Informs management of critical compliance, regulatory or process findings or observations which may negatively impact quality assurance
  • Observes processes including, but not limited to, cleaning and environmental monitoring testing
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis assignments including the investigation, research, analysis, and documentation of the assignment
  • Creates and implements performance improvement initiatives
  • Completes thorough documentation of all assignments, including, but not limited to, testing, monitoring, sampling, observations, competencies, analyses, inspections, reviews, and initiatives related to quality control
  • Works with the Director of Quality to continuously improve the quality program by evaluating supporting documentation to ensure compliance with cGMP, USP , industry standards, and other applicable regulations
  • Communicates and interprets quality guidelines effectively with coworkers and customers
  • Participates on project teams and provides necessary support to meet required deadlines, working with teams and partnering to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Reviews records, performs internal audits, desk audits, and recommends corrective action
  • Performs routine trend analysis, compiles information, and develops reports, as assigned
  • Provides training to all personnel to ensure all quality initiatives are properly understood and followed
  • Submits samples to the appropriate lab for testing and analysis
  • Maintains quality records
  • (equipment calibration and maintenance, training, deviation and compliant investigation, environmental monitoring, Certificate of Analysis, clean room certifications, etc)
  • Writes, distributes, and maintains quality policies related to operations and production
  • Reviews the implementation and efficiency of quality systems
  • Serves as a resource to operations regarding equipment and facility validations, calibrations, and unexpected events
  • Serves as a liaison to Information Systems to facilitate innovation and continuous improvements in Quality Management Systems development
  • Works closely with the Quality Coordinator, under the direction of the Quality Manager
  • Recognizes patients' rights and responsibilities and supports them in the performance of job duties; respects patient's rights to privacy and confidentiality
  • Completes assigned paperwork/documents as directed in a timely manner
  • Shares knowledge gained with other staff members and works as a team member
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner
  • Performs other job related duties, as assigned
  • Required t

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