Vice President of Compliance and Quality

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Alabama Eye Bank (AEB) started in 1969 and has continued to grow each year.  It’s main office is located in Birmingham, Alabama with regional offices in Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile.  It is a non-profit that recovers tissue to be used for transplant and research; providing sight to individuals both domestically and internationally.  They have given sight to individuals in over 55 countries.  The AEB has been ranked as one of the top 10 Eye Bank’s for the last 30 years.  Their core values include integrity, excel, serve, innovate and lead.  They employee 49 individuals in a family oriented environment who take great pride in their work each day. 


Job Description

The VP of Compliance and Quality is a very important role for the AEB.  This individual must have high integrity, strong attention to detail, be able to deal with conflict reasonably, and communicate effectively.  A large responsibility of this individual will include ensuring compliance with FDA and Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) regulations for the operations of the AEB and overseeing all FDA and EBAA inspections.  The VP of Compliance and Quality must be able to for see things before they happen, think on his/her feet, and be flexible.  This individual will be a part of the leadership team discussing each week the direction and flow of the company.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure compliance with FDA and EBAA regulations for all AEB operations
  • Oversee FDA and EBAA inspections
  • Report adverse reactions and CAPA (Corrective Action Preventative Action)
  • Review written reports on validations, audits, supply and equipment verification and calibration
  • Maintain SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Review and sign off donor charts
  • Oversee training procedures


Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communicator
  • Experience in medical field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science related field
  • Previous quality improvement experience preferred
  • Experience in project and personnel management required
  • 5-10 years of experience with FDA compliance or Joint Commission
  • Analytical
  • Strategic thinker
  • Problem solver and crisis preventer
  • Takes initiative
  • Detailed-oriented/organized
  • Strong time-management 
  • Holds to high standards
  • Observant

Additional Information

DAY IN THE LIFE/SCHEDULE

  • Reviewing compliance documents for accuracy 
  • Determining plans to address deficiencies or prevent them
  • Communicate regularly with leadership team
  • Submit necessary information to different agencies
  • Could be some nights and weekends


Annual compensation: 

  • $75-80K/yr 
  • Monthly and end of year bonus potential up to 15K
  • 100% health and dental


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