The incumbent's primary responsibility is method development and validation for new tests on IHC instrumentation. The incumbent will assist in management of the daily technical and administrative functions of their individual laboratory section(s); ensure compliance with institutional and laboratory policies and procedures; evaluate and recommend technical methods based on clinical and financial parameters; ensure that written and approved technical procedures and documentation are maintained for each determination performed.
• Technical Services: Monitor pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phases of test systems; Periodically reviews the range and types of tests offered to ensure laboratory services remains supportive of advances in laboratory testing systems; Keeps abreast of technical development in area of specialization; acts as a resource person for the section’s services; maintains technical ability and knowledge required to supervise the performance of any procedure in the section; Assists in the formulation and monitoring of a Quality Control/Quality Improvement program; takes responsibility for staff errors; As assigned, oversees and resolves test system problems for all assays through instrument troubleshooting, assessing operator performance and monitoring trends in patient data and quality control data to determine proper instrument/method performance; As assigned, develops new assays through to validation; As assigned, ensure enrollment in appropriate Proficiency Testing programs which meet federal, state and accrediting agency requirements. Manages the entry of results into appropriate database for all proficiency testing results; Monitors workflow and workload within the sections adapts operational plan accordingly in a timely manner; Assists clinicians and researchers in utilizing lab services in support of special projects and research protocols. Meets with clinical research sponsors/auditors to review lab service support for various clinical trials; As assigned, ensures equipment is maintained with appropriate documentation; follows manufacturer’s guidelines and routine preventive maintenance schedules for all equipment in the sections; As required, assumes bench responsibilities when required; maintains competency in all technical aspects of the section; is able to perform, troubleshoot, and explain each test procedure currently performed in the section; Performs teaching functions with residents/fellows, Medical Laboratory Science and other students. • Regulatory Compliance: Works with the Division’s Quality Assurance manager in functioning as liaison to accrediting / regulatory agencies in preparation for inspections, site visits, documentation of compliance, deficiency corrections, status changes and licensing renewals; • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures. • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or Medical Laboratory Science
Internal Number: 83834
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