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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/1/2018
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Sr Technical Lead Molecular Diagnostic
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
B.S.

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor of Science in related genetic/molecular field. Master’s degree in genetic/molecular field and/or ASCP certification in molecular diagnostics.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years in an accredited CLIA molecular diagnostics lab with at least 2 years in a leadership/management role in a molecular diagnostics lab.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Project management skills, terrific interpersonal and communication skills, research and development experience.



Required Licenses and Certifications




Functional Accountabilities

Strategic Planning
  1. Assist with evaluation the patient care and financial opportunities of bringing molecular testing in-house with the director and clinical colleagues.
  2. Evaluate pros and cons of various test platforms and data management software.
  3. Evaluate costs.
Research and Development
  1. Perform validation studies and write up validation summary.
  2. Recognize unexpected test discrepancies and analyze causes.
  3. Effectively utilize time to complete projects.
  4. Maintain and develop relationships with vendors and their technical support staff.
  5. Keep up to date on technological developments and updates related to molecular technology.
Compliance
  1. Ensure policies and procedures are accurately written, reviewed and signed.
  2. Ensure other regulatory requirements met (eg; MSDS, competency, etc.).
  3. Write policies and procedures pertaining to new testing for CAP accreditation.
  4. Comply with other regulatory requirements.
  5. Develop test reporting formats, policies and procedures.
Daily Operations
  1. Train and develop staff; proactively update education and training; ensure competency of staff; ensure a team work environment.
  2. Provide direct technical supervision to personnel as needed;
  3. Ensure daily operations (eg; maintenance, calibrations, QC, etc) are performed and monitored in accordance with procedures.
  4. Ensure good time management with prioritization of tasks with assigned staff
  5. Perform troubleshooting.
  6. Ensure adequate inventory of supplies and reagents.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.