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The Northeast Division of Labcorp is seeking a Clinical Chemistry Technical Director for the core laboratory located in Raritan, NJ. The Raritan laboratory is one of the highest volume testing facilities in the country performing over 175 million tests per year. The Raritan Core Laboratory offers a broad testing menu including: Routine Chemistry, Diagnostic Immunology, Flow Cytometry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis and Clinical Toxicology. The Technical Director is responsible for providing direction and to serve as the technical advisor for clinical chemistry to the laboratory.
Accurately and promptly responds to client inquires that are technical in nature
Effectively communicates with clients, physicians, nurses, pathologists and LabCorp staff, including Science and Technology; and Laboratory teams
Oversees the technical component of the laboratory to ensure that patient results are reported reliably and in a timely fashion.
Reviews and reports patient results as needed, accurately, and with integrity
Ensures accuracy for all testing in the lab, including instrument performance and addressing root causes when issues arise
Guides implementation of new assays and instrumentation in the lab in collaboration with Science & Technology
Makes recommendations to improve workflow, support staffing needs as well as optimization of reagent utilization
Serves as last-stop to solve clients' technical problems (i.e., test rejection)
Assists the Quality department to ensure all required regulations are followed
Participates in, reviews and approves validation plans and studies, ensuring accurate and timely data are provided
Attends client meetings, to support business development or address customers' concerns
Projects credibility and builds rapport with medical providers/Labcorp clients, providing quick/accurate responses to inquires
Keeps up with scientific advances and other literature, offering perspectives about improvements, such as how a report reads
An interest in providing staff educational seminars, participation in national technical societies and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts is encouraged
Sets the tone in the lab for performance and quality, ensuring techs perform duties correctly (i.e., handling specimens, pipetting)
Shares experiences and ideas with discipline directors, such as improvements to SOPs, reports, interfaces
Shall be able to work effectively and efficiently with the Medical Director of the Laboratory on the above functions and as deemed necessary.
PhD in a Life Sciences in addition to Board Certification from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or equivalent clinical board program.
3-7 years of post-graduate experience
Leadership skills to work with lab staff, developing their capabilities and enrolling them in problem-solving/urgent matters
Deductive reasoning/analytical skills to reach a resolution to customer inquiries or lab opportunities/issues
Depth and breadth of experience within a clinical lab, understanding validation, quality control and quality management; proficiency testing; and regulatory requirements
Ability to respond to stressful and urgent situations in a timely manner.
Knowledge of quality standards and accountable for providing accurate results
Candidates with operational experience strongly preferred
License/Certification/ Education: Ph.D. or MD Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Path or Clinical Chemistry preferred w/6 years of experience in related field. Must meet CLIA requirements.