Supv, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory I in Norristown, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/25/2022

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Supv, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory I - Norristown, PA - Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Basic Purpose:
This position will be responsible for providing technical oversight and supervision of the non-exempt laboratory personnel on a single shift.  This position is responsible for directing the activities and workflow in the designated area with consideration of other lab areas and interdepartmental needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1Must demonstrate proficiency in all principle duties of a Forensic Scientist I, II, and III as well as a group lead.
2Oversees staff and activities of the department, distributes / assigns work, and determines priorities, and schedules non-routine procedures.
3Performs personnel related functions (hiring, training, continuing education, disciplinary action, terminations, etc).Resolves work related problems with staff and conducts performance appraisals as required.
4Initiates quality-control measures and monitors quality of work for adherence to laboratory standards.
5Performs duties of forensic scientists as necessitated by absence or peak workload.
6Responsible for planning and implementation of new instruments, methods, corrective actions, SOP updates.
7Prepare staff for Federal, CAP and State inspections.
8Responsible for departments’ annual competency testing process and documentation.
9Interacts in a professional manner with inter-departmental teams and groups.Participates in leadership meetings with laboratory management.
10Frequent communication with department staff is required.
11Performs other duties as directed by managers, directors and/or RPs.

Supervision Exercised:    

Education Required: Bachelor of Science or Art degree in medical technology, biological science or related field; BS/BA degrees in non-related field must include a minimum sixteen (16) semester hours in Chemistry, sixteen(16) semester hours in Biology, and three (3) semester hours of Mathematics; or as required by applicable regulations

Work Experience: 6 years for a MT or 7 years for BS / BA degree
One year of experience in a SAMHSA certified laboratory

Physical and Mental: Ability to perform routine and repetitive motions, such as pipetting
Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Other: Experience in a SAMHSA certified laboratory.
Must have the ability to establish work priorities for self and others and handle several procedures simultaneously including troubleshooting instruments and other problems/issues.
Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.
Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers within and outside of the department.
Ability to communicate with clients and provide high quality customer service.
Required to protect patient confidentiality at all times.