POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the laboratory director(s), and laboratory supervisor, assists in supervising technical personnel and the reporting of findings, perform tests requiring special scientific skills, and, in the absence of the director(s) and supervisor, be responsible for the proper performance in all laboratory procedures. Participates in personnel hiring, coaching, discipline, dismissal. Coordinates activities of workers in assigned laboratory testing area.  Provides technical supervision and training to subordinate-level staff members; performs high complexity molecular laboratory test procedures in a timely manner as assigned; obtains and interprets data for diagnosis and treatment of disease; performs related laboratory technology duties.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES  

 

  • Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratorydirector or technical supervisor.
  • Responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by qualified testing personnel.
  • Monitoring laboratory processes to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained, to include review of quality control, instrument and equipment maintenance, and other quality assurance activities.
  • Directs, monitors and evaluates staff performance, activities, and attendance. Develops remedial action when staff do not perform as expected.
  • Assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systemsdeviate from the laboratory‘s established performance specifications.
  • Ensuring that patienttest results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
  • Providing orientation to all testing personnel.
  • Verifying that staff are trained and competent prior to performing testing on patient specimens independently.
  • Verifying that testing personnel are evaluated semiannually during the first year of hire, and thereafter annually, as being competent for assigned tasks and that remedial action is performed when staff do not perform as expected. Coordinates proper training and competency assessment of staff assigned to section duties.
  • Assigns group and individual duties. Demonstrates accessibility to resolve technical issues.
  • Assumes responsibility for the outcomes of assigned laboratory testing area and in the event of non-conformances, ensures that the results of test examinations are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
  • Offers suggestions for improvement in operations, recommends and implements staffing levels, reassignments and operational changes to enhance delivery of service.
  • Leadership role in orientation, education, training and competency of new clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Mentors new members of the profession and verifies that staff is trained and competent prior to performing tests on patient specimens independently.
  • Provides direct administrative and clinical support to the Laboratory Director(s).
  • Directs, monitors and evaluates staff performance, activities and attendance. Schedules, approves and monitors staff use of PTO as appropriate while maintaining adequate staffing in the section.
  • Develops remedial action when staff do not perform as expected.
  • Communicates operational issues to staff through in-services, meetings, correspondence and e-mail.
  • Coordinates and reviews proficiency testing programs for participating regulatory agencies.
  • Provides verbal and/or written communication to ordering physicians, works closely with customer service team.
  • Prepares and examines specimens using a variety of instruments, histologic and molecular diagnostic techniques.
  • Sets up and works with laboratory equipment in order to test tissue, blood and blood parts for various indicators of clinical conditions.
  • Reviews work of subordinate-level staff, providing technical oversight and ensuring quality results.
  • Utilizes analysis software for QC monitoring, report interpretation and generation.
  • Utilizes Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and Clinical Laboratory Information Management System (C-LIMS) for tracking, documenting and reporting patient test results.
  • Assists in the training and education of employees/students to explain and demonstrate testing procedures and standard operating procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in the assignment and coordination of laboratory duties of staff.
  • Maintains a safe and well-stocked work environment; validates reagents, instruments and procedures.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards.
  • Involved in relevant quality control and continuous quality improvement activities, the performance of calibration and maintenance procedures.
  • Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, reading current literature and participating in in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

License Requirement

  1. License to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of New York; or
  2. Eligibility for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of New York.

 

Education and Experience

  1. Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and the equivalent of two (2) years of

full-time experience in a Molecular Pathology laboratory; or

  1. Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and the equivalent of four (4) years of

full-time clinical laboratory experience including two (2) years of experience in a Molecular Pathology laboratory; or

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and the equivalent of six (6) years of

full-time clinical laboratory experience including two (2) years of experience in a Molecular Pathology laboratory.

 

NOTE: Required degrees must have been granted by an accredited college or university or one recognized by OmniSeq as following acceptable educational practices.

 

To apply, please forward your resume to careers@omniseq.com