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The Diagnostic Molecular Genetics (DMG) Laboratory located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides medical results and data for patient diagnosis and/or prognosis for the treatment and care of patients. The Diagnostic Molecular Genetics Laboratory within the Molecular Diagnostics Service is currently seeking a supervisor with expertise in the field of molecular genetics and relevant experience of managing laboratory personnel.
As a Diagnostic Molecular Genetics Supervisor you will:
Responsible for the overall supervision of the Diagnostic Molecular Genetics Lab.
Prioritize overall activities of area to meet departmental goals, assigns/delegates work to staff, anticipates impact of special/emergency requests on daily workload and notifies Laboratory Director’s accordingly.
Ensure adequate coverage at all times; projects staffing levels when reviewing vacation requests, approves vacations and all time off in consideration of department and employee requirements.
Respond to questions/problems raised by staff to ensure timely completion of work.
Establish work schedules and priorities to ensure that work flow is controlled and meets the needs of the department and ensures delivery of quality service
Review work flow and policies and procedures to most effectively meet the mission of the department; makes revisions to improve efficiency on both inter- and intra-departmental levels; identifies methods for avoiding duplication of efforts, streamlining procedures, enhancing cooperation, etc.
Monitor staff compliance with department and Center standards, policies and procedures intervening when necessary to assure adherence.
Provide technical/clinical guidance to staff to ensure that problems are resolved and work assignments can be completed within established time frames; intercedes to resolve problems/reports problems to superior
Provide on-the-job training as needed; explain and demonstrate required procedures/competencies; assess trainee’s backgrounds; refer to appropriate resource/operations manuals and instructs trainees on their use for future reference and application. Assess each competency performed by trainees and provides specific feedback and remedial training as needed.
Monitor Laboratory QA standards on weekly bases; Prepare, analyze QC report quarterly and submit to Departmental QA committee.
Perform and review proficiency testing of samples received from outside regulatory agencies like CAP, DOH-NY. Acts on deficiencies
Determine and perform assigned quality control procedures. Responsible for assessment, development, refinement and implementation of laboratory testing.
Develops plan to implement solutions to improve operations by identifying resource requirements, analyzing existing resources and procedures, and identifying new sources of support if necessary. Includes criteria for success of problem resolution and expected time frame of implementation
Develop system for monitoring all existing equipment for value and useful life, planning an appropriate replacement program.
Maintain current professional licensure and required memberships/certifications
Attend conferences/grand rounds/seminars/professional organization meetings pertinent to area of specialty.
BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related field with experience working in a molecular laboratory. Master’s degree preferred.
5+ years of demonstrated supervisory experience within a molecular Laboratory, including at least six years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience as per NYSDOH.
Current NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential
Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership
Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills
Broad understanding of hereditary mutations analysis
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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