Manager of Molecular Diagnostics-Weekend
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Manager of Molecular Diagnostics-Weekend

Glen Allen, VA

At GENETWORx Laboratory, we improve the health and wellness of lives around the world through dedicated research, experienced scientists, 21-st century technology, and in-depth diagnostics. Healthcare is personal and as such, the future needs to be, too. By intersecting genetic testing with personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics, we’re positioning our patients and empowering physicians with more precise, individualized, effective results.
As a leader in precision COVID-19 testing, GENETWORx provides unparalleled support, results, and clarity during these uncertain times. GENETWORx has armed healthcare providers, employers and universities with rapid and accurate COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing which is essential for reopening businesses and communities.

Summary

Manager of Molecular Diagnostics (1st shift) – WEEKEND MANAGER

Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for complex laboratory procedures and has broad decision-making authority, and independence. This classification requires extensive knowledge of science and laboratory procedures, specialized molecular diagnostic laboratory tests, blood test procedures, and medical terminology to perform specialized medical laboratory diagnostic tests. The Lab Manager will be responsible for employee training and development, preparation and supervision of validation protocols and procedures and completion of validation reports and monitoring and maintaining inventory.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises, directs, plans, develops, implements, evaluates and oversees the execution of daily operations of the molecular diagnostic laboratory.
  • Acts as a liaison between the laboratory and management.
  • Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with physicians; reporting results per protocols mandated by the laboratory.
  • Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustment.
  • Maintains quality results by participating in the laboratory quality assurance program; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records.
  • Maintains medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.
  • Maintains laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains medical laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Complies with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs; monitoring outcomes.
  • Resolves problems by consulting with physicians, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, nurses, and other health care professionals; attending committee meetings.
  • Provides administrative support for the laboratory by acting as manager on call.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications

Must meet requirements for Technical Supervisor under CLIA:

  • Doctorate in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and 1 year training and experience in the respective specialty; OR
  • Have earned a master's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution; and Have at least 2 years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing with a minimum of 6 months experience in high complexity testing within the specialty OR
  • Have earned a bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution; and have at least 4 years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing with a minimum of 6 months experience in high complexity testing within the specialty.

Compensation: TBD

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