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Business Segment: Healthcare Medical Diagnostics
What do you envision for your future? At GE Healthcare, we strive to see life more clearly. Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing healthcare costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world.
We are a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), employing more than 46,000 people worldwide and serving healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries. We believe in our strategy - and we'd like you to be a part of it. As a global leader, GE can bring together the best in science, technology, business and people to help solve one of the world's toughest challenges and shape a new age of healthcare.
Something remarkable happens when you bring together people who are committed to making a difference - they do!
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GE Healthcare’s Medical Diagnostics business researches, manufactures and markets innovative imaging agents used during medical scanning procedures to highlight organs, tissue and functions inside the human body, to aid physicians in the early detection, diagnosis and management of disease.
GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Build your career and experience the advantages that come with working for the “World’s Most Admired Company” (Fortune Magazine) offering significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. In this role, the Lead, CLS works under minimal supervision, and is responsible for complex laboratory procedures and handles all types of specimen submitted into the department in processing task assigned.
Schedule is Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Responsible that all aspects of testing from specimen routing, handling, preparation, staining, and analyses follow Clarient established protocols or SOP’s in the highest quality standard possible and in a timely fashion.
Ensure that all performance verification requirements for quality control and quality assurance for instruments, reagents, materials and test procedures are in place on a daily basis before any results can be reported.
Ensure that the DOP is followed at all times and assist in updates and revisions.
Work with the Supervisor or designee to improve assays or processes as well as implement new ones.
Be able to perform other duties as needed and that may assist the Supervisor or designee..
Monitor the analysis of patient specimens to ensure timely and accurate reporting of results.
Review and supervise the documentation and daily completion of performance verification criteria of tests, reagents and equipments.
Work closely with the Supervisor in the monitoring and correction of trends and problems in equipment operation, reagent usage and test procedure performance.
Ensure that all reagents are tested prior to its use in the lab.
Ensure that staff is following the laboratory’s established policies and procedures in performing tasks and be able to take appropriate actions whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
Be able to properly document whenever such actions are performed.
Participate in validation procedures for equipment, reagents and procedures.
Work with other departments to ensure quality control and smooth workflow.
Keep and update skills in the actual performance of tests to ensure accurate monitoring.
Perform advanced troubleshooting skills in instruments, reagents and procedural problems as well as show ability in training others.
Be able to take instructions from the Supervisor, Technical Director or technical experts from the vendors in the performance verification of instruments, reagents or procedures.
Have the ability to identify problems that adversely affect test performance or results as well as documenting such actions. Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Generate incident reports when appropriate and corrective action log for reagents, equipments, test procedures as well as employee performance.
Recommend and institute corrective action promptly if not immediately following a qualified incident, potential problems or corporate recommendation.
Ensure the adequate staffing of the laboratory by trained individuals to avoid delays and disruption of laboratory operation.
Works independently under minimal/no supervision, will accurately perform all technical aspects of testing in a Cytogenetics laboratory.
Performs and selects appropriate tissue culture and harvesting techniques for a variety of cells and tissue types, performing assessments to maximize quality.
May introduce new materials, methods and equipment to help determine the feasibility and adaptability for diagnostic Cytogenetic studies.
Demonstrates the ability to detect and correct technical and operational problems. Notifies the Supervisor, and contacts field service support for additional assistance if necessary.
Collaborates with the Supervisor on organizing workflow and other issues that affect TAT.
Is required to assume initiative for prompt, accurate performance of tests with appropriate documentation of results.
The above listing represents the general duties considered essential functions of the job and is not to be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biological science and a Current California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
Minimum of two years of progressive clinical laboratory experience plus five years of experience or relevant education related/useful to the related field as well as experience in a supervisory or Lead role in a laboratory setting.
Successful candidate must have a solid understanding of general laboratory techniques with emphasis for the department specific techniques
Able to work in independently as well as in a team oriented environment.
Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills.
Demonstrate excellent time and resource management skills.
Ability to handle biological samples and potentially hazardous chemicals within specified safety guidelines.
Able to take a project initiative as assigned to a successful conclusion.
Computer skills and laboratory automation knowledge.
Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions.
General office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines.
Standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, manual manipulation, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
All candidates must pass a color vision test
Adhere to department rules and protocols as well as company regulations stated in the Employee handbook.
Other duties as assigned by Medical Laboratory Director or VP of Operations.
Maintain a pleasant and cooperative relationship with co-workers and other departments
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.