Cytogenetics - Sr Dir req76168 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/13/2021

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    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
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Cytogenetics - Sr Dir - Chantilly, VA - Monday-Friday

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.


The Senior Cytogenetics Director is responsible for providing clinical consultation to the clinical laboratory within her/his area(s) of expertise which will maximize quality patient care and ensure continuous business growth throughout the Laboratories. Assume Technical Director/ Clinical Consultant responsibilities as assigned/delegated by Laboratory Director.



  • Utilizing laboratory procedures, diagnoses from body tissue, fluids, secretions, and other specimens, the presence and stage of diseases. Reviews, interprets and documents clinical test results within established turnaround times.
  • Honors requests for consultations from clinicians regarding the appropriateness and interpretation of laboratory tests. Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative.
  • Provides inputs for new research developments in the appropriate fields of expertise. Makes recommendations on tests to develop consistent with mandates from the Chief Science Officer.
  • Educational responsibilities- Provide educational programs for the medical and laboratory staff, and participates in educational programs of the Company. Assume Technical Supervisor or Clinical Consultant responsibilities in Cytogenetics as delegated by the Laboratory Director Responsibilities


  • Collaborates in reviewing test method selection and validation.
  • Collaborates in ensuring 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.
  • Collaborates in monitoring 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.
  • Collaborates in corrective action and preventative action plans and procedures.
  • Collaborates in the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.
  • Collaborates in reviews of report format for appropriateness of clinical information communicated in areas of assigned expertise. Collaborates in review of interpretative reporting comments as needed.

Lab Management:

  • Interacts with Clinical Correlations staff. Reviews potential reference ranges for all new analyses in areas of assigned expertise. Collaborates in review of reference range memoranda for appropriate tests. 2. Interacts with both internal (Client Services, Lab Services, Sales and Marketing) and external clients to facilitate and foster increased transfer of information related to medicine and science. Works closely with Sales staff throughout the company to provide appropriate medical scientific support as required.
  • Attendance at National meetings in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge and to provide representation for the company.



Board Certified and California Licensed/eligible as required by Clinical Cytogeneticist Specialty.

Work Experience:

At least five years of practical experience in a Clinical Cytogenetics laboratory.

Special Requirements:

All Sr. Cytogenetics Directors should be prepared to demonstrate competence in their fields of practice. A sub-specialty certification may be important.

Progressive exposure to a field of Administration, Finance, Medical Sociology, Marketing or Human Resources.

Sr. Cytogenetics Directors should exemplify professionalism consistent with the company's values, vision, mission and fundamental objectives.

Key Words: Senior Director, Cytogenetics, Technical Director, Clinical Consultant, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Cytogenetics.