Director Lab SARS-CoV-2

Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work TBA
Position Details

Posting Number TSU202370 Official TSU Title Director Lab SARS-CoV-2 Grant Title Director Lab SARS-CoV-2 Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision is responsible for overseeing a CLIA -certified high complexity lab that will be performing SARS -CoV-2 diagnostic RT- PCR testing. Is responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of the clinical laboratory in accordance with CLIA requirements and the overall operation and administration of the laboratory, including the employment of personnel who are competent to perform test procedures, record and report test results promptly, accurately and proficiently, and for assuring compliance with the applicable regulations.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

• Overall operation of the laboratory and the competency of all laboratory personnel, and is responsible for the following:
• Verify that all responsibilities are properly performed, if delegated.
• Must be accessible to the laboratory to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation as needed.
• May direct no more than five labs.
• Ensures that the physical plant and environmental conditions are appropriate for the testing performed, and provide a safe environment from physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
• Ensures the laboratory is maintained in a safe state and is compliant with all regulations.
• Address all requests or complaints from laboratory staff or customers.
• Oversee selection and monitoring of laboratory suppliers.
• Ensures testing systems provide quality laboratory services for pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing.
• Ensures test methods selected have the capability of providing quality results.
• Ensures verification of procedures used are adequate to determine accuracy, precision, and other pertinent performance characteristics of the method.
• Ensures that reports of test results include pertinent information required for interpretation.
• Ensures that consultation is available to the laboratory’s clients on matters relating to the quality of the test results reported and their interpretation concerning specific patient conditions.
• Ensures that an approved procedure manual is available to all personnel.
• Ensures that laboratory personnel are performing the test methods as required for accurate and reliable results.
• Employ a sufficient number of laboratory personnel with the appropriate education and either experience or training to provide appropriate consultation, properly supervise, and accurately perform tests and report test results.
• Ensures that prior to testing patient specimens, all personnel have the appropriate education and experience, and receive the appropriate training for the type and complexity of services offered and have demonstrated that they can perform all testing operations reliably to provide and report accurate results.
• Ensures that policies and procedures are established for monitoring individuals who conduct pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing to verify that they maintain competency to:
• Process specimens.
• Perform test procedures.
• Report test results promptly and proficiently, and, whenever necessary, identify needs for remedial training or continuing education to improve skills.
• Have a written list of responsibilities of each individual in the laboratory that specifies the level of activity each is authorized to perform, whether supervision is required for specimen processing, test performance, or results reporting, and whether consultant or director review is required prior to reporting patient test results.
• Ensures that a general supervisor provides on-site supervision of high complexity test performance by certain testing personnel.
• Ensures that the laboratory is enrolled in an approved proficiency testing (PT) program.
• Ensures that PT samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
• Ensures that PT results are returned on time to the PT program.
• Ensures that PT results are reviewed by the appropriate staff and the corrective action plan is followed when PT results are found to be unsatisfactory.
• Ensures that PT samples are performed according to COLA and CLIA regulations prohibiting referral of specimens and communication of results.
• Ensures that quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to identify failures in quality as they occur.
• Ensures the establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system.
• Ensures that remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the laboratory’s established performance characteristics are identified.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

% FTE

.20

Hiring Range $14,683.40 - $18,354.20 Education

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher.

Required Licensing/Certification

License as required by the State of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
• Familiar with CLIA requirements.
• Policies, procedures, and practices.
• Management and supervisory practices.
• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
• Strong analytical thinking.
• Problem-solving and decision-making.
• Detail oriented.
• Effective customer service.
• Multitasking, organization and time management.
• Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
• Use job-related software.
• Comfortable working in and capable of setting priorities in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
• Prepare detailed reports.

Work Experience

At least (5) five years’ experience as a Laboratory Director for a CLIA certified high complexity lab OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must qualify in one of the three areas outlined below:
1. Licensed MD/DO/ DPM AND certified in anatomic or clinical pathology by ABP, AOBP or equivalent OR 1 year of lab training during medical residence OR 2 years’ experience directing or supervising high complexity testing.

2. Doctoral degree in physical, chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science AND certified by an HHS -approved board OR prior to 02/24/2003, served as Lab Director AND 2 years’ lab training or experience AND 2 years’ experience supervising or directing high complexity testing.

3. Prior to 02/28/1992, qualified as Lab Director under Texas state law or Medicare lab regulations.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

N/A

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

N/A

Personal/Organizational Contacts

N/A

Customer Service Relationships

N/A

Working/Environmental Conditions

Routine office environment.
Sitting or standing in one location much of the time.
Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects light weight may be required.
Use of video display terminal.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least (5) five years of experience as a Laboratory Director for a CLIA certified high complexity lab OR equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * You must qualify in one of the three areas outlined below:
    • Licensed MD/DO/DPM AND certified in anatomic or clinical pathology by ABP, AOBP or equivalent OR 1 year of lab training during medical residence OR 2 years’ experience directing or supervising high complexity testing.
    • Doctoral degree in physical, chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science AND certified by an HHS-approved board OR prior to 02/24/2003, served as Lab Director AND 2 years’ lab training or experience AND 2 years’ experience supervising or directing
    • Prior to 02/28/1992, qualified as Lab Director under Texas state law or Medicare lab regulations.
    • None of the above.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3


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