Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
Illumina - Redwood City, CA

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The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor is the technical and operational supervisor of the clinical laboratory. This Supervisor will have the pre-analytical testing activities and will act as a liaison between the pre-analytical laboratory and various other functional groups including but not limited to client services and billing. This Supervisor is also the point person for troubleshooting issues for pre-analytical lab operations.

JOB REQUIREMENT:
•Responsible for the Accessioning team and ensuring timely receipt, acceptance, and processing of client samples into the laboratory following standard Work Instructions and regulatory requirements
•Responsible for understanding the functionality of the LIMS system and training new hires how to enter data into the LIMS system in a consistent, accurate manner
•Responsible for interacting with other departments such as Client Services, Commercial Operations, and Clinical affairs to ensure pre-analytical laboratory needs are met
•Responsible for sharing the weekend supervisory role for the CLIA laboratory
•Will be trained to perform patient testing in the pre-analytical area and other lab areas as needed
•Ability and willingness to act in accordance with regulatory compliance requirements, including but not limited to Verinata’s quality system requirements

•Responsible to ensure:
-Scheduling and hiring for accessioning team
-Participation in HHS approved proficiency testing program appropriate for testing performed or alternative approach to PT when approved programs are not commercially available for the analytes evaluated
-Accuracy of the accessioning and billing processes by monitoring and developing quality checks.
-Resolution of technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
-Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective action have been taken and the test system is functioning properly
-Identification of training needs and assuring that each individual performing tests receives regular training and education appropriate for the type and complexity of the laboratory services performed
-Evaluation of the competency of personnel and assuring that staff maintains their competency to perform pre-analytical and test procedures

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
•The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor has financial accountability for the Clinical Laboratory
•The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor interacts with laboratory personnel on a regular basis to listen, inform, persuade, instruct, direct and coach and also interacts with other internal and external groups to ensure laboratory needs are met
•Clinical Laboratory Supervisor works on highly complex and abstract problems
•Directly supervises licensed and non-licenses laboratory personnel

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Current California CLS license
•6 years experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment
•Lead or Supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory is required

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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