At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.
As a Genetics Director, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.
Genetics Director – the role:
The Genetics Director reports to the licensed Medical or Scientific Director or Chief Director and is responsible for providing technical interpretation of results and signing reports; implementing new assays, assay troubleshooting, acting as a technical consultant to operations staff and participation in QA responsibilities, and reviewing SOPs. This professional assumes Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director.
Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assays.
Monitor compliance in regards to a safe working environment.
Assist, as needed, in the training of technologists.
Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.
Monitor of quality assurance at all levels of practice.
Participate in working groups of related or associated professionals.
Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales events.
Approve of the test method selection and validation.
Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.
Establish and monitor quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.
Approve all corrective action and preventative action plans and procedure.
Approve Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered.
Annually review Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.
To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
MD degree or Ph.D. degree, or equivalent
Board eligibility in the appropriate genetic subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Genetics or equivalent
0-2+ years related experience
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills
The capability of being continuously updated in literature in regards to its medical applications
Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.
Your Quest career. Seek it out.
All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
Internal Number: req29796
About Quest Diagnostics
We are an industry leader with a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality and stability in our market. We inspire action, illuminate answers, and advocate better health.
At Quest Diagnostics, we are dedicated to continuously improving patient health. We are the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, services, and information that patients and doctors rely on to make better healthcare decisions.
Each day, we impact the lives of millions, serving one in three American adults. Our continuous pursuit to discover and innovate enables us to create new solutions every day, many of which are now industry standards of care. Diagnostic tests influence about 66% of clinical decision making.