Laboratory Coordinator II - Insitute for Personalized Medicine

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Laboratory Coordinator II performs basic, routine and advanced diagnostic procedures for the isolation and identification of microbial pathogens from clinical specimens for departments within certified labs in the school

  • Perform plasma extraction, nucleic acid extraction and other technical tasks as needed. Compile, analyze and document procedures performed.
  • Performs and reports assigned analytical tests, including high complexity tests on biological specimens, in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner in compliance with documented laboratory procedures.
  • Operate, maintain, calibrate, and troubleshoot complex equipment. Follow-up and troubleshoot un-expected data, investigate non-conformities and notify supervisor/managing director of instrument malfunctions or unexpected data.
  • Determines acceptability of specimens by performing visual inspections or by recognizing abnormal/unusual results. Documents unacceptable specimens according to appropriate policy.
  • Maintain continuous and accurate communication with supervisor and associate director on all pending and current issues.
  • Maintains QA policies and procedures to ensure validity of results. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols. Performs quality control for all testing and meets established ranges before patient results are released.
  • Enters test results into the Laboratory Information System for standardized report to be generated for physicians review and interpretation.
  • Develop or assist in the development and validation of clinical assays and generate the corresponding documentation of recommendations and findings
  • Informs appropriate personnel of department supply needs ensuring uninterrupted testing.
  • Maintain inventory, request orders as needed and verify receipt and storage.
  • Interact with principal investigators, physicians, and other healthcare professionals on issues related to testing performed by the laboratory.
  • Provide technical guidance and instruction to clinical research coordinators and new personnel, as assigned.
  • Attend continuing education, safety and compliance training as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to expedite the testing process and support the achievement of department goals and objective.
  • Requires strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Should be able to perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and similar software programs.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Within approved areas & working under supervision of the Lab. Supervisor – employee(s) have 1 (one) year to obtain their NYS Clinical Lab. Technologist or Limited license.
  • Requires strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Very good attention to detail and accuracy

 Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

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