• Cell Processing and Testing Laboratory Evening Supervisor

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2018 8:35 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-10499
    Category
    Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    22
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

     

    Is responsible for the evening supervision of the Cell Manipulation Core Facility (CMCF) technologists working in the two Cell Processing Labs, i.e. Stem Cell Processing Lab (SCPL) and Novel Cell Therapy Lab (NCT) and the Cell Therapy Testing Laboratory (CTTL). Works with the other CMCF laboratory directors, managers and supervisors to coordinate the workflow and staffing within the CMCF laboratory to include both clinical and research related activities. Ensures that technical procedures are performed under the highest standards of quality in a timely manner while minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency. Contributes to the institute’s mission through emphasis on quality, patient focused care, and planned change and cost containment. Primarily a working supervisory/management position being able to flex between processing and testing laboratory. Is responsible for all facets of the laboratory operation and adherence to the applicable regulations and standards (FDA (cGMP, cGTP), CMS (CLIA), FACT, JCAHO, etc). Perform job specific responsibilities, demonstrate accountability for own actions and decisions. Participate in performance improvement and quality improvement activities. Utilizes resources efficiently and effectively, takes responsibility for own learning needs, bring ideas and concerns to superiors and participates in department decision-making.

    Responsibilities

    Technical and Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities

     

    1. Works cooperatively with laboratory management and staff to direct the evening operations of the Cell Manipulation Core Facility.
    2. Supervises and provides technical support to Cell Processing and CTTL staff. Helps to identify, analyze, solve and communicate technical problems.
    3. Maintains technical competency to cover bench assignments as needed. Coordinates and performs routine laboratory processing and laboratory testing procedures as required.
    4. Ensures proper supervision and review / verification of work completed in the evening within the labs and initiates corrective action and documentation when and where necessary.
    5. Assists management in review of laboratory worksheets for completeness and clerical errors.
    6. Assists other directors, managers and supervisors in the evaluation of the laboratory technologists and assists in the hiring and promoting of personnel.
    7. Oversees general laboratory safety programs with the aid of the laboratory safety officer.
    8. Assists in budget planning and the selection of capital equipment for purchase.
    9. Assists in the selection of vendors for new required tests and procedures.
    10. Responsible for monitoring and coordinating the maintenance and repair of the laboratory equipment.
    11. Monitors and performs the training of laboratory staff, new employees, new procedures, policies etc.
    12. In coordination with the daytime management schedules the lab staff to meet the needs of the department.
    13. In coordination with the CMCF Laboratory Administration, writes and implements laboratory test procedures and policies for the Cell Processing Laboratory.
    14. Works with CMCF Laboratory Management to monitor workflow for changes in staffing, testing volume, equipment, supply needs. Works with the CMCF Laboratory Management to facilitate any changes.
    15. Working with the CTTL management ensures that proficiency testing is performed in a timely manner.
    16. Assists in the coordination of a continuing education program for laboratory personnel on relevant aspects of CMCF policies, procedures and the Quality Program.
    17. Responsible for ensuring Environmental testing was performed and acts on positive findings.
    18. Other duties and procedures as required or assigned.

     

     

     

    QA/QC/Regulatory Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assists QA to assure periodic review of procedures and documents, and assist in the writing and updating of CMCF SOPs.
    2. Assists QA and Technical Director(s) in the periodic review of regulatory requirements and current proficiency testing program to ensure compliance.
    3. Works with the Technical Director(s), Managers and QA to monitor system of incident/error reporting which includes suggesting corrective and preventative actions.
    4. Assists in the continuing education program for staff.
    5. Assists conducting “mock” inspections, reporting findings and makes recommendations for any suggested changes.
    6. Under the direction of the Medical Directors may collaborate with investigators in gathering and analyzing data to improve lab processes and for publication.
    7. Perform and document QA/QC activities as defined in policies and SOPs.
    8. Monitor and evaluate QA/QC for tests performed.
    9. Participate in validation of new instruments and methods.
    10. Work within the cGMP, cGTP, CMS(CLIA) regulations and adheres to all regulatory and accreditation standards within the CMCF.

     

     

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Foster adherence to safety compliance and exemplifies proper behavior in this regard.
    2. Performs consultant level review of complex laboratory testing and of batch records prior to physician review and signoff.
    3. Act as a proponent of new technology and more efficient operations, act as an agent for change.
    4. Develops and evaluates new techniques or instruments as needed for staffing, space, equipment and budgetary resources.
    5. Monitor daily activities, lab services, customer feedback.
    6. Takes call for equipment and lab emergencies.
    7. Professional development by maintaining annual competency, continuing education and involvement with professional societies
    8. Participates in the introduction and training of staff on new procedures and equipment. Evaluates same as well as new supplies and reagents.
    9. Assumes responsibility to assist others in the lab on a regular basis and seek outside opportunities to work cooperatively with others in the Institute.
    10. Helps to fulfill DFCI’s and CMCF’s mission and incorporates into their daily work, the core values of Impact, Excellence, Compassion and Respect, and Discovery.

     

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    1. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.
    2. Excellent organizational skills and strong understanding of Quality Assurance/Improvement.
    3. Strong understanding of standards and regulation that govern the field of cellular therapy.
    4. Thorough knowledge in the field of cellular processing and storage and in immunohematology,
    5. Good technical and teaching skills, able to make sound judgment, good problem solving and analytical skills.
    6. Teaching and advisory responsibilities requires in-depth knowledge and prior experience in cell processing.
    7. Requires an ongoing commitment to upgrading of technical and supervisory skills.
    8. Must be able to work closely with others and possess solid interpersonal and communication skills.
    9. Capable of working in a fast-paced environment, effective in a diverse work group, willing to work in a rapidly changing field.
    10. Experience with operation and troubleshooting of lab instrumentation and assay systems.
    11. Knowledge of the lab environment and ability to interact with patients, employees and management in a professional manner.

     

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Supervises the evening CMCF’s Laboratory Staff and manages evening operations.   Works in close collaboration with other directors, managers and supervisors in the CMCF as well as with the department managers outside the department and across institutions.  May supervise 1-3 direct reports and 8-10 indirect reports.

     

     

    Qualifications

    B.S. in a Biological Science, Medical Technology or equivalent as defined by HCFA with 5 years minimum experience in the laboratory specialty that is being supervised as required by HCFA. Must have working knowledge of flow cytometry, and clinical laboratory. Working knowledge of immunohematology, molecular diagnostics and microbiology. Must have experience managing a diverse staff.  Must have working knowledge of FDA (cGMP & cGTP), AABB, FACT, CLIA, JCAHO and DPH regulations and standards regarding clinical laboratory procedures and accreditation requirements. MT (ASCP) certification preferred.



    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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