MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Coordinator - Molecular Diagnostic in Houston, Texas

Laboratory Coordinator - Molecular Diagnostic

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Pathology/Lab Medicine 710412

Requisition #: 116489

To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis. For additional information, visit the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Web site.

Ensures regulatory preparedness at all times.

  • Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines.

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures.

  • Documents receipt, routing, and completion of CAP proficiency testing and follows up with supervisors on any unacceptable results for corrective actions and reply to CAP.

  • Maintain procedure manuals, education records, quality and all CAP and CLIA standards.

  • Serve as a technical resource for staff and internal customers.

Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards.

  • Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues.

  • Is a subject mater expert.

  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs.

  • Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database.

  • Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes.

  • Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities.

  • Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate.

  • Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents.

Responds to the section’s needs by meticulously reviewing, interpreting and assistance in writing reports for pathologist review and sign-out demonstrating accuracy and a high standard of quality.

Manages customer service interactions and relationships with diplomacy and professionalism.

  • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks

  • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns. Listen to feedback and input in a professional manner,

  • Demonstrate attention to others

  • Acknowledges and listens to differing perspectives in a group. Performs personnel supervision duties including, but not limited to, counseling supervisors or techs, monitoring Techs PDM progress, competency assessments, and orientations. Assists in oversight with the development of new tests, procedures, or instrumentation.

Bachelor's degree in a related science field or business. Five years of supervisory or administration experience in a high volume laboratory. One of the following: Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Clinical Laboratory Specialist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry. (BOR). Certified Cytogenetics Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Histocompatability Technologist by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics. Certified in a specialized field relevant to the laboratory assigned. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.