MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Laboratory Coordinator - Antibody Identification in Houston, Texas
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Oversight of Serological Testing for Antibody Identification Activities.
- Collaborates with Transfusion Medicine leadership in the selection of testing and reagents related to antibody identification.
-Plans, develops and implements new serological testing methodologies. -Writes and performs validations for serological testing.
-Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to antibody identification.
-Trains testing personnel on new methodologist.
Ensures competency of testing personnel through assessments according to guidelines.
- Monitors antibody identification workups for completeness.
-Collaborates with Transfusion Medicine leadership on complex antibody patients to ensure the best blood products are selected for transfusion.
Ensures regulatory preparedness at all times.
Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures.
Documents receipt, routing, and completion of CAP proficiency testing and follows up with supervisors on any unacceptable results for corrective actions and reply to CAP.
Maintain procedure manuals, education records, quality and all CAP and CLIA standards.
Serve as a technical resource for staff and internal customers.
Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards.
Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues.
Is a subject matter expert.
Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs.
Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database.
Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes.
Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities.
Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate.
Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents. Responds to the section's needs by meticulously reviewing, interpreting and assistance in writing reports for pathologist review and sign-out demonstrating accuracy and a high standard of quality.
Manages customer service interactions and relationships with diplomacy and professionalism.
Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks
Show sincere interest in others and their concerns. Listen to feedback and input in a professional manner,
Demonstrate attention to others
Acknowledges and listens to differing perspectives in a group. Performs personnel supervision duties including, but not limited to, counseling supervisors or techs, monitoring Techs PDM progress, competency assessments, and orientations. Assists in oversight with the development of new tests, procedures, or instrumentation.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Molecular Genetic Technology or a related science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology). Eight years of experience in a clinical laboratory to include three years of lead or supervisory experience. One of the following: Technologist/Scientist certification in Blood Banking (BB), Chemistry (C), Cytogenetics (CG), Histology (HT), Hematology (H), Histotechnologist (HTL), Microbiology (M), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Molecular Biology (MB) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR) OR Certified Histocompatability Technologist by the American Society of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ASHI) OR Medical Technologist (MT) or Molecular Diagnostics Technologist (MDT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 152268
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 82,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 102,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 123,000
Science Jobs: No