The Accreditation Coordinator is responsible for operational aspects of the Accreditation Program, including the accreditation application process, scheduling of inspections, preparing, updating, and maintaining program statistics, maintenance of the AATB electronic accreditation management system, and participating in the creation, revision, and implementation of necessary policies, procedures, forms and databases.
B) Qualifications and Requirements
The qualifications and requirements for the Accreditation Coordinator include:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
5 years of experience in a regulated industry – preferably in human tissues or medical products, devices, drugs or biologics – including at least two years of experience in a quality assurance role. Experience with accrediting bodies and information technology highly desired.
Strong customer service and communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with others to bring complex projects to completion.
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Understanding of regulatory expectations of the FDA, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements as they may apply to tissue banking.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
C) General Responsibilities
As a member of the AATB staff, the Accreditation Coordinator responsibilities include:
Attends meetings of the entire AATB staff as convened by the President and CEO.
Attends team meetings convened by the Vice President of Accreditation.
Supports the Board of Governors as assigned.
Participates in an annual performance planning process developing goals and metrics for the position to be evaluated by the Vice President of Accreditation on an annual basis.
Contributes to and implements AATB’s Strategic Plan as assigned.
D) Specific Position Responsibilities
The Accreditation Coordinator is accountable for the following individual responsibilities of the position:
Manages the application process and scheduling of inspections for the AATB Accreditation Program, ensuring that established policies are followed.
Reviews all accreditation applications for completeness and compliance.
Serves as staff liaison to the Accreditation Committee and Quality Council.
Assists in developing and revising, as needed, accreditation procedures, databases, forms, and other documents.
Prepares, updates, and maintains Accreditation Program statistics and performs trending and analyses.
Assists the Vice President of Accreditation with continuous process improvement initiatives as they relate to the Accreditation Program.
Performs as a team member in the work environment, protecting the confidentiality of member, office, and job-related information.
Assists in assuring compliance of AATB accredited institutions with relevant AATB Accreditation Policies and Standards.
E) Line of Communication and Accountability
The Accreditation Coordinator reports directly to the Vice President of Accreditation.
F) Performance Standards
The effectiveness of the Accreditation Coordinator will be evaluated annually based upon the following performance standards:
Effective administration of the AATB Accreditation Program within established timeframes.
Completeness and comprehensiveness of documentation of all accreditation requirements of accredited institutions.
Effective compliance of all accredited institutions with AATB processes and documentation for accreditation.
Effective oversight of compliance with the AATB Accreditation Program.
G) Evaluation and Review Process
The effectiveness of the Accreditation Coordinator shall be evaluated annually in a performance review with the Vice President of Accreditation. He/she shall complete an annual performance plan with goals and metrics for the position to be assessed in an annual review. Decisions of compensation are ordinarily reviewed annually. AATB is an at-will employer within the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Internal Number: ACC-2018
About American Association of Tissue Banks
The mission of the Association is to honor donors and to save and improve lives by promoting the safety, quality and availability of donated tissue for transplantation, and non-transplant anatomical material for education. AATB seeks to accomplish its mission by establishing and promulgating standards, administering accreditation and certification programs, interacting with regulatory agencies and legislative officials, and fostering education and research.