An inspector shall have the following characteristics: an open–minded approach to inspections and standards; a commitment to JACIE (standards, processes, deadlines); team spirit; and good communication and interpersonal skills. Read on to learn more about the qualifications to become an inspector, then follow the steps to apply.
- Each inspector shall have completed a training course for new inspectors, passed the associated exam based on the Standards and complete periodic inspector training modules as prepared by JACIE.
- The inspector shall complete and sign a statement to the effect that she/he is qualified by medical/scientific training and experience to be a JACIE inspector.
- The inspector shall be a member of ISCT, EBMT, or similar society or association.
- JACIE is happy to consider candidates to be inspectors who have retired from their day-to-day clinical or laboratory duties, up to 5 years from their retirement date.
There are also additional minimum qualifications for the following types of inspectors:
Clinical Transplant Program Inspector
- The inspector shall hold a medical degree, be currently licensed to practice medicine, and be specialist-trained and certified in one of the following: Haematology, Medical Oncology, Paediatric Immunology, or Paediatric Haematology/Oncology
- Evidence of a minimum of five years of clinical blood and marrow transplant experience in a consultant/specialist role (periods of intern/resident training are not considered). JACIE may request a clear breakdown of periods managing transplant patients and/or written confirmation of experience from a supervisor.
Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Collection Facility Inspector
- The inspector shall hold a medical degree or degree in a relevant science and five years experience in haematopoietic cell collection procedures, including apheresis. If a physician, be currently licensed to practice medicine.
- Or, shall have five years experience as the nurse or technician supervising the collection of peripheral blood progenitor cells by apheresis.
Cell Processing Laboratory Inspector
- The inspector shall hold a medical degree or PhD or a professional degree in biological sciences or medical technology
- Five years experience as a Laboratory Director, Medical Director, or Supervisor of an HPC Laboratory.
Quality Management Inspector
- The inspector for Quality Management shall have 3 years experience as a Quality Manager in an accredited centre or in preparing a centre for accreditation
- Provide a letter from the Programme Director confirming this experience
- Be able to show evidence (documented) of continuous education and training in quality management and cellular therapies. This can include internal and external training.
In recent years, JACIE Training Courses have been open not just to inspectors candidates but to anyone with the need to understand the accreditation process. This has seen many transplant quality leads or coordinators attend and learn about the standards and accreditation process. Anyone who has participated in these more recent courses (since 2013) and who meets the criteria set out above will be considered to have received the appropriate training. JACIE reserves the right to select and exclude candidates.
Steps to apply
1. Download the Inspector Registration Form and attach copies of your relevant medical qualifications and a short version (including experience) of your CV. Candidates who are listed as members of an EBMT member centre are not required to provide their CV and medical qualifications, but should indicate the CIC of their centre. Submit your documents by mail, email or fax to JACIE:
JACIE Accreditation Office
EBMT Executive Office
Edifici Dr. Frederic Duran i Jordà
Passeig Taulat, 116
08005 Barcelona (Spain)
Fax: + 34 93 451 9583 // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Request scheduling of and then conduct your required competencies-based interview (15-20 min by telephone/Skype) by sending an email to email@example.com.
3. Complete a JACIE Inspector Training Course
4. Complete the JACIE Standards Exam. While you must complete the first part and any other section(s) of the exam, you will only be considered an inspector if you achieve a pass mark in the area that you have indicated on the Inspector Registration Form and for which you are suitably qualified through experience and training. Classmarker, the online exam, will alert the JACIE Office when a new test is completed.