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MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Supervisor - CORE Laboratory - 10am-6:30pm in Houston, Texas

The Core Laboratory provides a broad array of routine and specialized clinical laboratory testing services available 24 hours/day on peripheral and arterial blood, urine, and other body fluids for patients throughout MD Anderson Cancer Center. A comprehensive selection of routine, high-volume automated chemistry tests as well as therapeutic drug monitoring and blood gas analysis are available employing state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes analytical laboratory automation, computer-assisted specimen storage and location, and automated chemistry workstations. Hematological disorders such as leukemias and lymphomas are assessed utilizing high-volume analyzers as well as manual counting methods. After diagnosis, additional tests may be performed to assess prognosis, progression of the disease and response to treatment. Testing for Coagulation disorders that lead to bleeding or thrombosis is available for both medical and surgical patients throughout MD Anderson.

The expertise of our Core Lab Technologists along with state-of-the-art equipment allows for a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and interpretation of disease states as detected in the various body fluid specimens analyzed and plays an integral role in meeting the mission of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Supervises assigned technologists and technicians

  • Ensures all personnel are trained.

  • Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines.

  • Coaches and counsels and writes performance evaluations for assigned employees.

  • May assist with staffing/scheduling.

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 matter 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.

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

  • Ensures current practices match regulatory agencies.

  • Assists with CAP internal (self) inspections and documentation at annual intervals.

  • Reviews and updates Procedures in a timely manner to meet CAP regulations.

  • Oversees timely completion of Proficiency testing according to CAP regulations.

  • Ensures laboratory compliance with departmental and institutional Safety guidelines

Bachelor's egree in a related field. Three years or related experience in a high volume laboratory. One of the following: Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Clinical Laboratory Specialist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Cytogenetics Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 129162

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 86,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 103,200

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