The Director of Genetics – Biochemical (Licensed) reports to the either the Chief Director, Scientific Director or Medical Director as appropriate and is responsible for providing technical interpretation of genetics results, signing reports, providing consultations with physicians regarding technical aspects of assays, implementing new assays, assay troubleshooting, participation in QA responsibilities, providing technical support to operations staff, and reviewing and approval of SOPs.
The Director may also serve as the back up for the Scientific and Medical Director. Assumes Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director. This position will be located in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
Duties and responsibilities:
Interpret results for clinical genetic testing.
Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assays
Monitor compliance in regards to a safe working environment.
Assist, as needed, in the training of technologists.
Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.
Monitor of quality assurance at all levels of practice.
Participate in working groups of related or associated professional societies and regulatory agencies. 8. Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales functions.
Technical consultation with operations staff.
Approve of the test method selection and validation.
Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.
Establish and monitor quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.
Approve all corrective action and preventative action plans and procedure.
Approve Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered.
Annually review/approve Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.
To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
MD degree or Ph.D. degree or equivalent.
Board-certified in Biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics or equivalent certification
State licensure, as required.
3-5 years related experience.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills.
The capability of being continuously updated in literature in regards to its medical applications.
Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.
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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
Internal Number: req31326
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