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Accreditation Assessment Officer, Laboratory Medicine

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
12 days ago

Reporting to the manager, laboratory medicine, the accreditation assessment officer (AAO), laboratory medicine, is responsible for assessing the performance of the laboratory medicine facilities/services of British Columbia for the purposes of awarding accreditation.

Through on-site assessments of the laboratory medicine facility/service, the AAO writes assessment reports identifying best practices evidenced, opportunities for improvement, and follow-up actions required to address identified nonconformances. In conducting the assessments, the AAO provides education and shares best practices for the purposes of improving quality and safety.

In the capacity of accreditation assessment officer, this position has delegated authority to review and sign off on evidence submitted in response to identified nonconformances, and to make recommendations for accreditation awards to the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) Committee.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • assess the performance of the laboratory medicine facilities services of British Columbia for the purposes of awarding accreditation
  • perform pre-assessment activities
  • perform on-site assessments
  • perform post-assessment activities
  • perform the activities of an accreditation officer
  • other general duties


Required skills and qualifications include the following:

  • medical laboratory technologist with certification from the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in a health-related discipline and/or five years of experience working in a health service/system
  • experience working with quality systems and accreditation programs
  • experience in data collection, review, synthesis, and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of data
  • completion of a program and/or courses in quality management from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • evaluation and critical thinking skills
  • exceptional client service skills
  • facilitation of large groups
  • excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • ability to deliver education and orientation programs utilizing a variety of recognized adult education methodologies
  • professional and business-like manner
  • possession of a valid BC driver’s licence
  • ability and willingness to drive and travel

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has been recognized as one of BC’s top employers since 2011 and one of Canada’s top 100 employers since 2014. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees. We offer an excellent working environment including a hybrid work-from-home/in-office model, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits package.

How To Apply

All applications for this position must be submitted via the College website:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The College welcomes all applicants and is dedicated to promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.


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