SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Provision of Clinical Laboratory care through comprehensive services across laboratory disciplines. SCOPE: Coordinate the training; education; and/or development of staff; new employees; patients; visitors; students; fellows; residents; and/or the community. Develops in-service and other training curricula for labs related to specific discipline or research findings. Educates staff for transition of new testing and/or LIS functions as necessary.
Oversees the technical aspects of the clinical laboratories at Base, Liberty, Oak and/or all satellite locations. Establishes and monitors the standards of accuracy and precision in the performance of assays and/or the operation of equipment. Assists in the development, revision, maintenance and yearly documented review of technical policy manuals. Assures that policy and procedures are written in Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) or other designated format, and complies with Federal Standards. Creates and carries out project plans meeting the needs of the laboratory section, vendor partner, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders when implementing new sections or technologies in the laboratory. Responsible for new test evaluation and introduction to include instrument validation, test validation, staff training, and establishing QC and writing final SOP. Acts as the technical expert for instrument platforms to include method improvement, troubleshooting instruments, assays, interfaces and working with instrument vendor/specialist. Coordinates clinical trials and research as appropriate.
Research and take the lead in the resolution of problems. Assist employees and managers in the interpretation of policies and procedures. Assist managers and employees in understanding procedures and requirements for assigned department/division. Take the lead as a source of information regarding departmental/divisional issues.
Coordinate the training, education, and/or development of staff, new employees, patients, visitors, students, fellows, residents, and/or the community. Develops in-service and other training curricula for labs related to specific discipline or research findings. Educates staff for transition of new testing and/or LIS functions as necessary.
Process Improvement II
Identify, lead, and direct process/quality improvement/assurance activities. Measure and present results of improvement efforts and ongoing performance measures of processes. In collaboration with appropriate individuals, develop strategic plans for improvement. May manage activities such as training and audits which support process improvement initiatives/activities. May participate on process improvement team(s).
Data Management III
Develop/design/create, evaluate, restructure, and/or manage specific database(s), including data related to research, trials and patient testing. Input and ensure the integrity of data and/or records. Standardize and document processes. May coordinate data collection. May conduct data analysis, create reports, and disseminate to the appropriate individuals.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science OR or equivalent combination of education and experience
4 years of high-complexity clinical laboratory experience
Certified by national certifying agency
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