Director of Clinical Chemist / Technical Director of Core Lab - SUNY Upstate Medical University
April 25, 2018
The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University is seeking a technical director will be responsible for the overall operation of the Department of Clinical Chemistry services provided by the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Regular meetings with section supervisor and administrative technologists regarding staffing, procedures, policies and equipment; available to handle day-to-day problems including review of problem specimens and unusual findings; available for consultation with clinical staff; periodic review and revision of the procedure manual; investigation and implementation of new procedures and instrumentation including review and approval; review of quality control, survey and inspection data (and preparation of these); ensure that the testing systems developed and used for each of the tests performed in the laboratory provide quality laboratory services for all aspects of test performance, which includes the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing. With the supervisor, the director should ensure that the following tasks are performed as required: procedures for pre- and post-laboratory testing/specimen preparation, etc. are performed correctly; ensure appropriate laboratory equipment and instrumentation is available; assist in resolving quality assurance, technical, and /or administrative problems; review and sign off on all proficiency testing and assure staff follows guidelines when testing proficiency testing samples; work with management team to ensure patient and employee safety; ensure quality control and quality assurance programs are in place and acted on; assist in the review and update of policies and procedures; provide leadership in the planning and implementation of goals; provide consultative assistance to other health care providers; ensure pathology resident rotation through the respective sections occurs; serve on all appropriate committees, panels, and educational programs as assigned by the Chair of Pathology; maintain Certificate of Qualification from New York State Department of Health; participate in the practice of pathology and other duties as deemed necessary and assigned by the Chair of Pathology.
The candidate should have a MD, DO or PhD in Chemistry or related field required. DOH Certificate of Qualification in Chemistry or eligibility required. A minimum of 4 years of clinical laboratory experience, including 2 years of experience in Clinical Chemistry, is required. Laboratory permit categories required/eligible: Clinical Chemistry, Blood pH and Gases, Endocrinology, Oncology-Soluble Tumor Markers,Toxicology-1. Blood Lead-Comprehensive 2. Clinical Toxicology, Urinalysis, Urine Pregnancy Testing, Therapeutic Substance Monitoring/Quantitative Toxicology. Candidates may be considered at a different title and salary based on qualifications. Compensation and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. Physician candidates should be qualified for an unrestricted medical license in the State of New York.
SUNY Upstate Medical University provides educational and medical services in Syracuse and surrounding Upstate New York areas. The medical campus features the University Hospital, a 700-bed, two-campus teaching and research hospital with numerous specialty departments and clinics, including Level I trauma, burn care, cancer treatment, AIDS care, diabetes treatment, neurosurgery, and pediatric centers. It also conducts community health outreach programs. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), the medical complex also comprises four professional colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies), an extensive Health Sciences Library, and clinical research facilities. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University Hospital is a comprehensive diagnostic laboratory committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. We have talented and dedicated academic and clinical staff that provides exceptional services and education to both our patients and students.
Please send a copy of curriculum-vitae plus names/addresses of 3 references to the attention of:
Paul F. Shanley, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Pathology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 E Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Tel: (315) 464-7171
Upstate Medical University is an equal opportunity State University of New York Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V