Director, Medical and Biorepository - Memphis, TN in Memphis, TN at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/22/2022

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Job Description

Director, Medical & Biorepository

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2020 revenues of $9.44 Billion and approximately 50,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.

Awards/Recognitions

•         FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 7 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

•         Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

•         Forbes® Global 2000

•         Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

•         Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

•         S&P 500

•         Barron’s 500

•         Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

•         Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

•         Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

•         Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

•         Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

•         Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

•         Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

•         Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year

•         Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

•         Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.

Outlook

In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

•         Deliver Innovative Solutions

•         Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

•         Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

•         Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

Position Description


The Director, Medical and Biorepository will serve as the CLIA license holder for the Quest Diagnostics TB laboratory as well as the Director of our Biorepository facility. The Medical Director should possess a broad knowledge of clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

CLIA License holder

1.    Medical significance, Interpretation, and Correlation of Data - Provide consultations about the medical significance of clinical laboratory data. Interpret, correlate, and communicate laboratory data to clinical requestors.

2.    Consultations - Provide consultations to physicians regarding the medical significance of laboratory findings as appropriate.

3.    Interaction with Others - Relate and function effectively with applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies, appropriate administrative officials, the medical community, the medical device industry, and the patient population served.

4.    Standards of Performance - Define, implement, and monitor standards of performance in quality control, quality improvement, and cost-effectiveness of the pathology and clinical laboratory service(s).

5.    Monitoring and Correlation of Laboratory Data - Monitor all work performed in the laboratory to determine that medically reliable data are being generated, correlate laboratory data for diagnosis and patient management.

6.    Quality Improvement Responsibilities - Assume responsibility for implementation of the quality improvement plan. The director and professional laboratory personnel must participate as members of the various quality improvement committees of the Company.

7.    Personnel - Ensure that there are sufficient qualified personnel with adequate documented training and experience to meet the needs of the laboratory.

8.    Strategic Planning - Perform planning for setting goals and developing and allocating resources appropriate to the medical environment.

9.    Administrative and Management Responsibilities - Provide effective and efficient administration of the pathology service including budget planning and control with responsible financial management, in accordance with the Company’s' assignment of such responsibilities.

10. Educational Responsibilities - Provide educational programs for the medical and laboratory staff, and participate in educational programs of the Company.

11. Research and Development Responsibilities- If appropriate, plan and direct research and development appropriate to the facility.

12. Safety - Implement a safe laboratory environment in compliance with good practice and applicable regulations.

Biorepository

1.     Design and plan the Advanced Diagnostics biobanking strategy in an environment where managing a large number of diverse samples and tests requires oversight and complex planning. This includes developing a strategy and evaluation process to determine and prioritize sample retention parameters working with various stakeholders.

2.     Design a biobanking facility that can rapidly scale both in the number and complexity of biological sample types.

3.    Build-out and manage a biobank including documented processes and procedures and provide leadership and training for an associated team with an emphasis on storage, tracking, and retrieval of residual samples and extracted DNA. 

4.    Responsible for all aspects of compliance for biobanking function and facility. This includes partnering with various labs across the organization to develop and maintain a regulatory compliant process for identification, consent requirements, and transfer and retrieval of samples to the biobank.

5.    Act as biobanking subject matter expert and provide consultation as needed.

6.    Proactively promote strategic alignment on biobanking strategy both internally and across cross-functional matrixed teams.

7.    Communicate with cross functional teams to provide biobank status updates and regular progress reports, review and approve contracts and manage materials selection.

8.    Implement biobanking best practices to ensure personnel safety and training within industry standards regarding biological sample inventory management and quality control.

9.     Drive continuous improvement.

Supervision Exercised

This role will interface with local teams and quality staff to determine areas for improvement. This role may also lead a small team of technicians as the biobank grows.

Qualifications:

Education

•         PhD in Diagnostic Immunology/Microbiology with board certification or a MD degree required

Technical Training or Profession Licensing

•         NY Certificate of Qualification in diagnostic immunology required, or qualifications to obtain a NY CoQ within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge

•         Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of human subject and non-human subject research

Skills

•         Excellent written and communication skills

•         Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and grow a team

•         Ability to communicate and collaborate across a matrixed organization

Physical and Mental Requirements

•         10% travel

 

Work Experience

•         4+ years of laboratory experience plus 2 years working in a biorepository required.

To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting careers.questdiagnostics.com, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for interviews.

Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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