Molecular Diagnostics Technologist, Snr. / 40 Hrs. / Days / Pathology / BWH at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

$5K Sign-On Bonus!




GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



The Senior Molecular Diagnostics Technologist, in their role as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA, may perform waived and non-waived testing. Under general supervision and working quite independently, carries out all policies and performs all tests in accordance with the department's standard operating procedures. Works independently in an efficient and organized manner to assure accurate results and records. The work requires a professional level of knowledge to read and accurately interpret test results. Protocols utilize a variety of molecular assays that are constantly evolving as the discipline develops, but includes PCR, RT-PCR, capillary gel electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, multiplexed liquid bead microarray (Luminex), and Next Generation Sequencing.


The Senior Molecular Diagnostics Technologist, in their role as General Supervisor as defined by CLIA, may be delegated the responsibility of training, education, and competency assessments and as a backup to senior lab staff, the technical oversight of the CAMD laboratory including the day-to-day supervision, shift supervison and/or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting results.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



All responsibilities of Molecular Diagnostics Technologist II and the following additional responsibilities in collaboration with Clinical Supervisor, Technical Director and Medical Director:



  • Assists in developing and implementing training and competency assessment programs for all testing personnel, as assigned. Assists in the orientation, training of other staff and clinical students in CAMD. Documents training and competency assessments at the time of evaluations.

  • Assists in developing, implementing and updating SOPs and associated policies, procedures and objectives, including the areas of quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

  • Assists in developing and implementing processes/tools to compile and review laboratory Quality Control data. Maintains longitudinal Quality Control data, and any associated Quality Assurance data for laboratory assays. Prepares data for Clinical Laboratory Supervisor review and troubleshoots any issues identified.

  • Assists Clinical Supervisor in determining priority of work, assuring timely completion of work by CAMD testing personnel and scheduling testing in the clinical lab.





  • Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Chemical, Physical, or biological science from an accredited institution, college or university OR other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1403 - 1495

  • 3+ years' relevant experience

  • Coursework in molecular biology and/or genetics strongly preferred. Masters/PhD in a biological/physical science desirable. MB (ASCP) or equivalent certification preferred but not required.



  • SkILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



    Ability and willingness to work under general supervision, follow instructions accurately and thoroughly and to take responsibility for one's actions


    Must have a high level of analytical and technical ability to perform highly complex molecular biology techniques, operate complex laboratory equipment, maintain their performance, and resolve technical equipment problems.


    Must have ability to make logical decisions, based on sound judgment and experience.


    Must have an understanding of computer technology and its applications to analytical procedures and quality control.


    Good oral and written communication skills.


    Must possess interpersonal skills to interact courteously and communicate effectively with co-workers.


    Must be well organized, have an attention to detail, be able to work independently, and be able to handle stressful situations.


    Must be able to perform as a senior team member, providing leadership, guidance and direction to other technologists.



    WORKING CONDITIONS:



    Busy and constantly changing laboratory environment. Exposure to solvents and chemical reagents and potential exposure to infectious agents, all under controlled conditions; minimal risk when proper procedures followed. Will be required to handle human tissue and blood/blood products under BSL2 safety precautions



    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:



    CLIA General Laboratory Supervisory duties, as assigned/delegated.



    EEO Statement

    BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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