This position is with the Pediatric Department's Division of Hematology/Oncology. Under general supervision, this person will provide support for the Primary Investigator's two externally funded research grants; investigate, gather, assess and clarify data; organize and supervise distribution of information; coordinate general laboratory maintenance and inventory control.
* Position Shift: Day Shift/ Exempt Position
Develop work goals for the laboratory consistent with institutional and departmental goals and policy
May prepare laboratory work schedules.
Plan to achieve goals or establish priorities
Initiate changes or develop new policies, procedures and/or methods
Help laboratory to understand, share, and support the vision
Ensure the most effective operation of the laboratory
Develop laboratory guidelines
Maintain procedures manual
Evaluate new reagents and equipment.
Perform administrative duties
Supervise the production of routine to complex work of the laboratory
Perform test experiment procedures relating to laboratory activities.
Ensure financial resources are utilized effectively
Indirect budgetary responsibility depending on laboratory, may prepare the budget for approval by administration and monitor expenditures against the budget.
Anticipate the laboratory needs and order supplies
Ensure a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees
Supervise technical staff, technologists, students and laboratory activities
Coordinate, assign and review work of others as it relates to laboratory activity
Maintain personnel records and/or time sheets
Monitor payroll reports for overtime, sick time and vacation usage
Assure the development of people through orientation and training programs and through work experiences
Conduct performance reviews where applicable and ensure all other performance reviews are conducted in a timely manner
Counsel employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institutional policies or contractual provisions
Conduct or originate staff meetings to develop resolutions to problems
Evaluate quality assurance standards, programs and procedures within the unit/laboratory
Ensure effective instrument/equipment use and quality control of laboratory
Ensure accuracy and reliability of tests/experiments.
Assist in Research and Development:
Develop new and modify existing methodology/protocols.
Perform, interpret and evaluate research
Assemble and compile research data for presentation and/or publication
Assist in collaborative efforts with other institutions and/or industry
Serve as resource to others concerning technical problems/procedures
Consult with students, faculty, fellows, technicians technologists, physicians and/or clinicians about unusual and/or difficult technical problems
Assist in performing and interpreting technical studies
Serve as consultant on technical problems.
Instruct departmental personnel and laboratory users on technical procedures
May prepare and present lectures or laboratory exercises; and coordinate guest lecturers
May evaluate and test students.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience
Since its inception as a clinic in 1969 and a division in 1975, we have been dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education in pediatric hematology and oncology. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with blood disorders and cancer, advance discovery through research, and train the leaders of the future. Pediatric hematology/oncology is a diverse field which includes many areas, including but not limited to:
Leukemia and lymphoma
Solid organ cancers
Brain and spinal tumors
Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
Hemostasis and thrombosis
Sickle cell disease and thalassemia
Bone marrow failure
Across the many diseases within hematology and oncology, we provide state-of-the art clinical care and access to cutting edge therapies and clinical trials. Our faculty include nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field. We are the only pediatric hematology/oncology program in the state of Tennessee with a unique combination of clinical programs in both hematology and oncology and access to all pediatric subspecialties all within our medical center. Our clinical care is supported by a multi-specialty, multidisciplinary specialty team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists and others who all work together to provide evidence-based family-centered care.
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