- Bachelors degree is required
VCU Health System's Molecular Diagnostic is seeking a full time Pathology Specialist Senior. The Pathology Specialist Senior provides accurate and timely testing and results to requesting physicians and other healthcare professionals for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Pathology Specialist Senior should consistently utilize excellent customer service skills to both internal and external customers at all times. A positive and professional interpersonal style with a strong commitment to the team effort is mandatory.
Performance, evaluation and reporting of procedures outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
Customer service oriented communications.
Notification of panic values to ordering physicians.
Resolution of problems in testing and quality control.
Maintenance of SOPs. May make initial changes in SOPs as needed with Manager's/Director's approval.
Must complete required number of continuing education hours per year.
Assumes the responsibilities of a supervisor in his/her absence (weekends, holidays, etc.).
Rotating weekend as required and if applicable
Holiday scheduling as required
On-call availability for emergency coverage on any shift as required and if applicable
Minimum of a Bachelors of Science Degree in a Life Science from an accredited program*
Current ASCP or equivalent certification or ASCP categorical within 18 months of hire
Minimum of three (3) year of clinical or equivalent laboratory experience in molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics.
*Unless grandfathered under previous hiring requirements, or Ph.D., or foreign trained MD
Masters of Science Degree in Life Science from an accredited program
Skills and experience in molecular diagnostics testing, including: nucleic acid isolation, real-time PCR, fragment analysis, Sanger sequencing and, next-generation sequencing
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.