Quality Assurance Manager - Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 25, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 15, 2015
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
Quality Assurance Manager
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with experience

As soon as possible

Diagnostic Services (DS) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications for a full-time Quality Assurance Manager to work under the direction of the Director of Diagnostic Services. The successful applicant will be responsible for further development, implementation and maintenance of AVC Diagnostic Service’s Quality Management System (QMS) to meet or exceed the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards for maintenance of accreditation status with the Standard Council of Canada (SCC) and to broaden the scope.  The QA Manager will also be responsible for the development and implementation of the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standards for the VLA-QAP.


The Manager is a team member of Diagnostic Services reporting to the Director of Diagnostic Services with direct access to the Dean of AVC. The primary responsibilities associated with this role will include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Oversight of  all of AVC Diagnostic Services from a quality perspective to ensure complete compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standards by working independently or with the assistance of others. 
• Author, research and/or review all quality documents needed to develop and maintain AVC’s QMS.
• Manage all incident reporting through corrective and preventative actions, including root cause analysis, risk review and follow-up actions. 
• Lead internal and external quality auditing of AVC Diagnostic Services and critical material suppliers.
• Train all Diagnostic Services personnel on policies and procedures necessary for AVC’s QMS to ensure compliance and competency. 
• Prepare for the annual Management Review Meetings which present and review all incidents, audits, and other quality activities for the year to the Management Team including the Dean of AVC.


The successful candidate will possess the following:
• An undergraduate degree in science is required.
• ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified training is required.
• 10 years of combined experience with a minimum of 5 years in a QA Supervisory or Management roll and a minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience in a diagnostic or analytical laboratory. Experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory would be considered an asset.
• Quality Assurance Management experience, specifically with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and/or ISO/IEC 17043:2010 would be an asset.
• Standard Council of Canada (SCC) ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and/or ISO/IEC 17043:2010 accreditation auditing experience would be an asset.
• Proven ability to work independently and as a team member is required.
• Effective interpersonal relationship skills with demonstrated ability to lead & motivate is required.
• Excellent working knowledge of a variety of software applications such as MS word, Excel, Quality Management System Software is needed.
• Ability to effectively deliver quality training to all staff and managers is needed.
• Excellent planning and organization skills, thoroughness and attention to detail are needed.


Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

J. Bowmaster

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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