Are you motivated to participate in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment? Do you want to become part of a company that invests in its employees? Are you seeking a position where you can use your skills while continuing to be challenged and learn? Then we encourage you to dive deeper into this opportunity.
NeoGenomics is looking for a Lead Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Aliso Viejo, CA who wants to continue to learn in order to allow our company to grow.
Now that you know what we're looking for in talent, let us tell you why you'd want to work at NeoGenomics:
NeoGenomics Laboratories is comprised of a national team of experts in developing and delivering laboratory diagnostic and clinical trial services with a focus in cancer. It is the common purpose of all NeoGenomics employees to save lives by improving patient CARE through Communication, Accuracy, Reliability, and Efficiency. Our staff physicians, scientists, laboratory professionals, client services representatives, and sales people team up with our clients. Together, we work to solve the medical, scientific, and logistical challenges of making precise diagnoses, aiding in bringing new therapies to market and finding the unusual hallmarks of each patient's disease that point the way to proper treatment.
As an employer, we promise to provide you with a purpose driven mission in which you have the opportunity to save lives by improving patient care through the exceptional work you perform. Together, we will become the world's leading cancer reference laboratory.
The Lead Technologist works under little or no supervision and demonstrates proficiency in all Core Responsibilities of a Clinical Laboratory Technologist III. This is the advanced level for the Technologist job category responsible for assisting the department supervisor/manager, participating in training all laboratory personnel, and coordinating and reviewing the work of assigned staff in addition to performing the full range of clinical testing procedures. You will typically leads 5+ employees; though may lead fewer than 5 employees depending on the size of the department and/or site.
Position objectives are to achieve desired level of competency and accuracy for the main department processes and responsibilities of assigned position, as defined in established SOP's, within 6 months. Our goal is to meet or exceed productivity expectations and report quality results with limited errors. You will maintain satisfactory results on all department specific competency assessments. You will work productively and expertly to achieve company and departmental goals, while effectively schedule and handle resources to meet department goals.
Assists in supervising technical personnel by: monitoring workflow to meet testing schedules; distributing and reviewing work assignments; scheduling; training employees on company and laboratory policies, procedures, techniques, and on equipment; resolving work related problems of staff; and providing input for performance appraisals and disciplinary actions
As a team, we will lead and implement project improvements within the department
Assists the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager with the documentation and daily completion of performance verification criteria of tests, reagents and equipment as requested
Reviews QA and QC records in accordance with departmental procedures and reports all problems to management.
Alongside the Supervisor, you will help in the monitoring and correction of trends and issues in equipment operation, reagent usage and test procedures performance. Additionally, you will perform advanced troubleshooting skills maintain a proper working.
Generates incident reports when appropriate and enters corrective action taken to achieve resolution on appropriate QC sheets
Recommends and institutes corrective action promptly, if not immediately, following a qualified incident, potential problems, or corporate recommendation, and approved by the Director of the Director's delegate
We will expedite workflow to improve capacity by evaluating systems and recommending improvements. As a teammate, you will offers feedback to come to a resolution of production problems/issues cross-functionally.
Reviews department activities to ensure compliance with departmental polices and federal, state and local regulations
Assists with the departments' annual competency testing process and documentation
Additional Responsibilities (may be assigned):
May work with supervisor to head up the validation processes through documentation and development of procedural operations for new tests or new lots following manufacturer's guidelines and/or established department SOP's
You may act as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquires and/or requests from clients and sales representatives
Ensures departmental training checklists and SOP's are updated at all times to reflect current laboratory procedures
We will promptly and courteously answers the phone and assists clients and other groups with their inquiries
Experience & Required Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology from an accredited college or university preferred. Degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences with the addition of at least 1 year of laboratory experience/training/training course highly preferred.
Experience: You will need minimum (6) six or more years of equivalent experience (high complexity testing) preferred
Certification: ASCP certification for the assigned specialty, as available. California state license to perform laboratory testing .
Possesses appropriate computer skills to accomplish tasks
We need an individual who has the ability to communicate effectively, have strong social skills and attention to detail
This role will work in a biohazard environment and align with safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments, as well as ability to lift up to 50 pounds