With powerful technologies at your fingertips, you’ll be the foundation for delivering accurate diagnoses as you ensure an unparalleled patient experience.
Technical Specialist – Molecular & Cytogenetics
In this role, you will formulate, implement, and direct programs, policies, and procedures which ensure quality and standardization of molecular and genetic testing for our Laboratories. You will act as a regional technical advisor for laboratory personnel and Northwest Permanente Clinicians as well as coordinate vendor purchasing, negotiation, capital equipment acquisition functions, and direct the region-wide technical services of the specific departments.
At least three years of experience in a clinical laboratory
At least one year of supervisory/leadership experience or equivalent combination of experience in quality control review, purchasing, problem solving, and personnel management
A bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related science
A current Valid Driver’s License required at time of hire/transfer
A current ASCP certification required at time of hire/transfer
Completion of approved structured program in medical technology or equivalent knowledge
Thorough knowledge of theory, equipment, and technique in molecular genetic testing
Working knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance
Demonstrated customer-focused service skills
Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language
Proven oral and written communication skills
Proven problem-solving skills
Adaptability and flexibility
The ability to understand and operate multiple types of department equipment
Preferred Qualifications Include:
At least six years of experience in performing complex molecular-based procedure under a qualified director
At least four years of recent experience in performing complex molecular-based procedure. Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) based test is highly desirable
At least two years of experience in supervisory or leadership role
Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing
Advance study and knowledge of principles of theory and practice in molecular genetics
Thorough knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance
Demonstrates customer-focused services skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent organizational prioritization skills
Operational familiarity with wide range analyzers and equipment for molecular genetic testing
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 897621.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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