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Technical Director Cytogenetic-PD

Primary Location Los Angeles, California Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1251287 Date posted 04/01/2024
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Job Summary:

The Cytogenetic Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the clinical, technical and regulatory aspects of the Cytogenetic Laboratory. The technical director is responsible for the assessment, development, refinement and implementation of current and future clinical Cytogenetic testing, in addition to presenting and educating staff in these testing methods. The technical director is expected to interface with all clinical and laboratory staff including management, medical directors, ordering providers and technical staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The technical director is responsible for reviewing, interpreting and sign-out of Cytogenetic reports in a high volume testing environment.

  • In conjunction with additional Cytogenetic technical staff, the technical director must be able to educate on appropriate interpretation and test usage, while actively refining and developing laboratory tests and procedures.

  • Able to analyze and prepare reports for integration into medical and management decisions to yield continuous improvement in the laboratory.

  • Other necessary functions include, but not limited to:

  • Ability to multi-task, plan and perform test validations.

  • Compose validation summaries with relevant and appropriate descriptions of performance characteristics.

  • Familiar with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.

  • Conduct and review proficiency testing.

  • Conduct internal inspections.

  • Interact with referral laboratories.

  • Assist managers in quality improvement projects.

  • Implement quality assurance measures.

  • Ensure all quality control guidelines are met.

  • Troubleshoot and investigate laboratory testing issues and be actively involved in the solutions to maintain a high quality Cytogenetic laboratory.

  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Medical Director/Physician-in-charge of the laboratory.
Basic Qualifications:

  • N/A.


  • Earned doctorate in Human Genetics or related field.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Clinical Cytogeneticist License (California)
  • Clinical Cytogenetics & Genomics Certificate
Additional Requirements:

  • Post-doctoral Cytogenetic Laboratory experience.
  • Previous experience in a Diagnostic Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory.
  • Demonstrated experience in neoplastic hematopoietic disorders, solid tumor, constitutional and neoplastic karyotype analysis, prenatal analysis and molecular cytogenetic (fluorescent in-situ hybridization techniques and microarray).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative and integrated laboratory environment that includes other high complexity genetic testing.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management/Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A.
Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,Regional Service Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 AM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Regional Service Center - Genetics Laboratory-Cytogen - 0806 Pay Range: $85.28 - $110.31 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest