Position Description The Senior Director (Licensed) reports to the either the Chief Director, Scientific Director or Medical Director as appropriate and is responsible for providing technical interpretation of genetics results, signing reports, providing consultations with physicians regarding technical aspects of assays, implementing new assays, assay troubleshooting, participation in QA responsibilities, providing technical support to operations staff, and reviewing and approval of SOPs. The Senior Director may also serve as the backup for the Scientific and Medical Director. Assumes Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director.
Interpret results for of clinical genetic testing.Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assaysMonitor 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 professional societies and regulatory agencies. Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales functions.Technical consultation with operations staff.Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and establish 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.Annually review Standard Operating Procedures for test systems
MD degree or Ph. D. degree or equivalent.Board certified in appropriate genetic subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Genetics or equivalent certification (Clinical Molecular Genetics).State Licensure if appropriate (CA, NY preferred)
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.