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Technical Director, Molecular Genetics

Location: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 792726 Date posted: 05/07/2019
Description:

The Molecular Genetics Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the clinical, technical and regulatory aspects of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. The technical director is responsible for the assessment, development, refinement and implementation of current and future clinical Molecular Genetic 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 Molecular Genetics reports in a high-volume testing environment.

  • In conjunction with additional Molecular Genetic 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:

  • Perform assay development and planning of validations.

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

  • Conduct and review proficiency testing.

  • Conduct internal inspections.

  • Interact with referral laboratories.

  • Implement quality assurance measures.

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

  •  Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assays

  •  Monitor compliance in-regards to a safe working environment.

  •  Assist in the training of technologist and technical consultation with operations staff.

  •  Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.

  •  Monitor of quality assurance and improvement at all levels of practice. Assist managers in quality improvement projects.

  •  Assume Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities.

  •  Other duties as deemed necessary by the Medical Director/Physician Director of the laboratory. Interpret results for of clinical genetic testing

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • 3 years of training and working experience in a clinical molecular genetics/pathology laboratory, reviewing and interpreting test data.

  • Education


    • Ph.D. degree in Genetics or related fields.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Eligibility or certification by American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics or certification in Highly Complex Laboratory Director (HCLD, ABB)

  • California license as a clinical genetic molecular biologist scientist (CGMBS).


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    Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of CLIA, CAP, and California regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management/Partnership environment.

  • Experience with complex Molecular Genetic methodologies, including next generation sequencing, microarray, open array, RT-PCR, and other specialty in Molecular Genetics.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a cooperative and integrated laboratory environment that includes other high complexity genetic testing.

  • Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills.


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    Preferred Qualifications:

  • California license for Molecular Genetics Director (DRN license)

  • Eligibility or certification by American Board of Medical Genetics in Cytogenetics

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • The capability of being continuously updated in literature in regard to its medical applications.

  • Three (3) years of training and working experience in a clinical molecular genetics/pathology laboratory.

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    Notes:



  • The Molecular Genetics Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the clinical, technical and regulatory aspects of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory.

  • The technical director is responsible for the assessment, development, refinement and implementation of current and future clinical Molecular Genetic 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 manage.

  • Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,Regional Service Center 4580 Electronics Pl. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Molecular Genetics Lab Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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