Each employee’s specific job responsibilities are uniquely defined by their individual training plan and assigned duties, but are generally defined as follows:
*Complying with the laboratory’s technical, administrative and safety policies and procedures.
*Participating in the laboratory’s quality assurance plan, adhering to quality control and preventive maintenance policies and appropriately documenting these activities.
*Comply with QSR, CLIA, CAP and applicable state regulations.
*Following the laboratory’s policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within acceptable limits and documenting the problem and any corrective action.
*Troubleshooting and identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or reporting of test results by initiating corrective action and using the defined electronic system to make the required management notification.
*Performing proficiency testing in the same manner as routine samples.
*Actively participating in successful and timely completion of training and competency assessment as outlined in the laboratory and departmental training programs.
*Where competency has not been approved by supervision, will work under the direct supervision of an employee competent on the task.
*Participating in continuing education according to accepted laboratory standards.
*Participates in departmental and cross-functional teams to resolve problems or implement projects.
*Can serve as a trainer on technical processes within the group.
*Assist in achieving and maintaining laboratory certifications as appropriate
*Ph.D. in life science with at least 1 year of molecular diagnostic laboratory experience; or
*Master’s degree in clinical laboratory or life science with at least 3 years of clinical laboratory work experience; or
*Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory or life science with at least 5 years of clinical laboratory work experience.
*Experience with molecular genetics testing
*Experience with laboratory and analysis software