To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of the Advanced Development Director, and reporting to the Manager of Molecular Pathology, the Advanced Development Technologist will participate in the development, optimization and validation of clinical laboratory assays and instrumentation in accordance with CAP and CLIA guidelines. Responsibilities include performing feasibility and validation experiments, preparing and maintaining laboratory reagents and supplies, and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation. The technologist will also assist with data analysis, and the preparation of regulatory documents such as validation summaries, SOP's and training documents.
- 1. Demonstrates technical competency in performing a variety of molecular testing to ensure that accurate and timely data can be provided.
- 2. Understands and is able to apply basic principles of Molecular Diagnostics, laboratory procedure, theory, and techniques; understands instrumentation and equipment and shows good judgment in using them.
- 3. Assigns priorities to laboratory tasks, organizes workload for maximum productivity and efficiency in completing assigned tasks.
- 4. Reviews results of experiments in a timely fashion. Can identify problems and brings issues to the attention of a supervisor.
- 5. Assesses the specimen quality according to established procedural criteria, documents any specimen problems, and rejects specimens when unacceptable.
- 6. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of Quality Control to data assessment. Documents all observations and corrective actions accordingly.
- 7. Performs maintenance tasks, per assigned laboratory schedule, and established policy.
Evaluates and documents lot numbers of kits, reagents, standards, and biologicals, according to established procedural protocol.
- 8. Monitors inventory and supply levels.
- 9. Provides for accurate documentation and reporting of results to ensure quality of patient care by demonstrating good computer and record keeping skills.
- 10. Records results clearly, legibly and accurately, as soon as test is completed.
- 11. Provides accurate information to other development team members and clinical staff as requested in a helpful, courteous manner, and in a timely fashion.
- 12. Maintains confidentially at all times following the HIIPPA guidelines.
- 13. Able to navigate and show competency with the use of LIS applications. Can utilize the LIS to identify and track validation specimens effectively.
- 14. Tests and documents validation of assay results in the LIS system.
- 15. Is proficient in data analysis software programs such as excel and EP Evaluator.
- 16. Demonstrates self-reliance in one's thinking and action. Demonstrates independence by one's ability to evaluate culture integrity, problem solving, or trouble shooting instrumentation.
- 17. Recognizes malfunction of instrumentation and equipment and can perform basic as well as advanced troubleshooting.
- 18. Participates in the writing and review of technical procedures, standardization of techniques, and maintenance of policies.
- 19. Is able to troubleshoot issues related to hardware, software or the LIS.
- 20. Demonstrates professionalism at all times both in attitude and approach to work activities.
- 21. Demonstrates a positive approach to learning new or existing methods, techniques and/or procedures.
- 22. Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner and takes corrective action to improve performance in problem areas.
- 23. Demonstrates ability to work with co-workers and supervisors and shows willingness to work as a member of a team.
- 24. Participates in the department?s continuing education program and documents at least 12 education credits annually.
- 25. Adheres to laboratory policies and procedures, hospital attendance and tardiness policies, and demonstration of mutual respect for all laboratory personnel.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in a Biological Science or Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or equivalent Bachelor's degree.
Minimum of two (2) years clinical or research laboratory experience in a Molecular Diagnostics and/or Microbiology laboratory. Experience in a CLIA certified laboratory preferred but not required.
ASCP certification preferred but not required.
Strong knowledge of molecular principles and techniques. Efficiency in word processing applications, spreadsheet design and data analysis. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work as a member of a diverse team is essential. Excellent organizational skills required.
Must be able to lift and carry 15 or more pounds.