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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Laboratory Coordinator - CORE 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

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 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.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 127603

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Varied, 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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