The Flow Cytometry Lead CLS is responsible for leading the staff in his/her specific shift on routine testing, quality control and daily operation. The Lead CLS works closely with Supervisors and the Department Director to ensure good quality and proper Turn Around Time (TAT) for the test results. This role will be Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Lead and coordinate the staff on day to day operations with input from Supervisor.
- Monitor TAT and workflow.
- Assist in preparing schedules for daily workflow.
- Monitors department issues and assists with resolutions.
- Report all possible personnel issues to Supervisor.
- Help ensure all staff is working in accordance with current SOP's.
- Ensure that all performance verification requirements for quality control and quality assurance for instruments, reagents, materials and test procedures are in place on a daily basis before any results can be reported.
- Work with the Flow Supervisor or any designee, in improving current techniques or the establishment of new ones.
- Works with internal or external pathologists to solve the technical issue or requests.
- Works with other departments troubleshoot cross departmental issues.
- Supervise and ensure that reagent preparation and monitoring of performance follows the department QC/QA guidelines.
- Monitor proper use and consumption of reagents, materials and consumables and give recommendation as it affects budget and overall laboratory finances.
- Review and supervise the documentation and daily completion of performance verification criteria of tests, reagents and equipments.
- Work closely with Supervisor in the monitoring and correction of trends and problems in equipment operation, reagent and test procedure performance.
- Assists in monitoring and documenting competency of other CLS and technicians.
- Participate in validation procedures for equipment, reagents and procedures.
- Have the ability to identify problems that adversely affect test performance or results as well as documenting such actions.
- Perform advanced troubleshooting skills in instruments, reagents and procedural problems as well as show ability in training others.
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
- Generate incident reports when appropriate and corrective action log for reagents, equipments, test procedures as well as employee performance.
- Accurately perform, analyze and report proficiency testing.
- Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines.
- Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of personal information according to HIPPA guidelines
- Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Department Director.
- Bachelor's Degree in Physical of Life Sciences (Biological Science background)
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a discipline relevant to the department.
- Current State license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).
- Must have an extensive understanding of Flow Cytometry principles and techniques.
- Proven knowledge of Clinical Flow Cytometry.
- All candidates must pass a color vision test.
- Ability to handle biological samples and potentially hazardous chemicals.
- Ability to operate equipment with sufficient proficiency to successfully execute test procedures.
- Standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, manual manipulation, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
- Computer skills and laboratory automation knowledge.
- Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions
- Able to demonstrate excellent time management skills.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
- 3-5 years of experience in clinical Flow Cytometry Lab
- Able to demonstrate initiative, balanced assertiveness, team orientation and take a leadership role with staff and/or new hires when the leadership team is indisposed.