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Supervisor, Cytogenetics Section

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a Supervisor of Cytogenetics to help lead the Pittsburgh Cytogenetic Laboratory (PCL)! ! This role will work daylight hours with rotating holiday and weekend on-call responsibilities.

The PCL is a state-of-the-art facility where you will have the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. Through the use of both traditional cytogenetic techniques as well as molecular cytogenetics by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), the PCL performs chromosome studies on a wide variety of specimens.

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Purpose:
This position is responsible for the supervision of assigned laboratory sections through managing, planning, organizing and supervising the activities of personnel engaged in the processing and handling of genetic laboratory specimens and in the generation of timely and accurate test results.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates patient reports including diagnostic interpretation for review by Laboratory Directors.
  • Contacts physicians and patients to report and/or interpret test results. Pregnancy termination is an alternative decision outcome based on these test results.
  • Oversees orientation and training of new technologists.
  • Review test results and make the decision to retest or to report abnormal test results. Correlate test results with patient diagnosis and identify conflicting or unusual test results.
  • Responsible for the operational efficiency and accuracy of laboratory equipment; arranges for the repair of equipment; troubleshoots equipment and resolves testing problems.
  • Participates in QA/QI activities and identifies and recommends issues for QI monitoring.
  • Ensures that quality controls are being implemented/observed, that tests are timely, and that testing procedures follow prescribed guidelines.
  • Responsible for performance evaluations and competencies of technical and support staff.
  • Coaches employees for optimal performance and professional growth opportunities.
  • Assist Manager with hiring, promoting, and termination process of staff. In Manager's absence will complete accurate timekeeping for the department through a timekeeping system (KRONOS).
  • Performs all duties of a cytogenetic technologist when needed.
  • Is able to determine when specialized techniques are necessary based on initial chromosome analysis.
  • Researches and conducts in-service education for laboratory personnel; encourages staff participation in continuing education activities.
  • Conducts or participates in instructional programs for students, other laboratory staff and Hospital personnel.
  • Teaches medical students, residents, fellows, cytology, students, and Ph.D. and Masters candidates for the Genetics Program.
  • Participates in the organization and direction of ancillary work performed by support and service personnel and volunteers.
  • Pursues continued professional growth; remains abreast of developments in the field of cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics.
  • Recommends and assists in the development of new tests as appropriate.
  • Provides professional advice and direction to laboratory personnel concerning the more complex/sensitive tests and problems encountered; adapt methods and equipment to correct problems.
  • Assists with the teaching and training of students (both undergraduate and graduate) and various hospital professionals.
  • Assists the Lab Manager with planning the needs for the laboratory including capital budget items and other budgetary items.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Human Genetics with five years' experience in a clinical cytogenetic laboratory
  • OR Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry with seven years' experience in a cytogenetics laboratory including at least 3 years in a Lead Genetic Technologist position or equivalent.
  • OR Candidate has equivalent education specific to the field as a PhD.
  • Certification as a Technologist in Cytogenetics through examination by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathologists [CG(ASCP)].
  • Maintenance of Certification through continuing education credits is required.
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit.
  • Analytical skills necessary to interpret test results and make appropriate recommendations for further testing.
  • The analytical ability to (a) perform advanced genetic tests, (b) interpret and analyze test results noting abnormalities and discrepancies including determination of causality and (c) troubleshoot and maintain instruments.
  • Capable of performing staff duties; preparing specimens and cultures, conducting clinical tests, calculating test formula/controls.
  • The interpersonal ability to interact with hospital staff, students, and outside laboratories.
  • Supervisory skill necessary to organize, direct and control the activities of a staff of technical and support personnel.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CG(ASCP) certification is required.
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 34

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