KCMC BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

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Feb 12, 2013 (4 years and 9 months ago)

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KCMC/Duke University Collaboration

JOB DESCRIPTION

KCRI
BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

Research Laboratory Supervisor



P.O. Box 2222














Moshi Ta
nzania


Job Title: Research Laboratory Supervisor

Date Prepared/Modified:
March 2008/June 2010
/September 2011

Reports to: Laboratory Director


Position Summary:

Oversees the operations and staff in hematology, chemistry
, immunology,

microbiology and mol
ecular laboratory sections to support research
activities of the KCMC/Duke University Collaboration


Required Education/Experience:

Baccalaureate degree in biological science.

Baccalaureate degree in clinical laboratory sciences preferred.

Masters degree
preferred

Laboratory management experience preferred


Required Credentials/Certificates:

Registered Medical Technologist preferred.



Job Relationships/Contacts Internal:


Executive Director, KCMC

Laboratory Director

Research Principal Investigators

Labo
ratory Technical staff

Project Study Coordinators

Project Clinical Officers

Project Clerical Assistants


Job Relationships/Contacts External:


Technical/service representatives

Local servicepersons and instrument technicians

Supply providers




Job Duty

Critical Behaviors

Initiates and maintains positive relationships with
personnel, customers and co
-
workers.







Smiles and is friendly.



Respects others and their opinions.



Is cooperative and non
-
confrontational.



Demonstrates professional dress and demeano
r.



Shares information and knowledge.



Gives feedback to promote service excellence.

Takes responsibility for self development and
supports a learning environment.



Accepts feedback as an opportunity for growth.



Accepts responsibility for actions.



Applies kn
owledge gained from education to activities in the workplace.



Is receptive to new/different ideas.



Supports and accommodates research activities.



Takes advantage of opportunities to broaden knowledge

Adheres to Duke University, Biotechnology and
KCMC poli
cies



Maintains excellent attendance record and is productive during working hours.



Follows and promotes adherence to safety rules.



Completes required ethics and safety training.



Maintains patient confidentiality.



Secures research data according to sponsor
policies.

Maintains general laboratory equipment



Reviews routine maintenance, cleaning, temperature documentation monthly to assure
compliance.



Arranges for routine and emergency maintenance by trained technical representatives
when required.



Assures pip
etting devices are validated 4x per year and properly labeled.



Calibrates balances once per year using standard weights and reviews documentation
for compliance.



Monitors refrigerators and storage areas to assure proper reagent storage, labeling and
dispo
sal of expired materials.



Organizes installation of new equipment and attends training.



Creates SOPs for instrument operation and maintenance and reviews annually

Maintains laboratory supplies and reagents



Monitors inventory of general laboratory reagents

and consumables to assure
consistent and unexpired supply.



Orders laboratory reagents and consumables.



Monitors reagent storage



Compare costs and evaluate quality and suitability of supplies from vendors



Corresponds and meet with vendors; obtain quotatio
ns



Maintains records on purchase price information on both open market and contract
purchase and revises as conditions changes for control of lab costs

Supervises testing activities



Monitors test results and reports for accuracy, completeness, and proper
documentation.



Organizes policies, operating procedures, SOPs, report and data and forms for new
tests/projects.



Reviews SOPs annually.

Supervises lab personnel



Participates in the interviewing and selection of technician and support staff.



Maintains pe
rsonnel file with required documents (signed and dated (within past year)
CV, copies of certificates, GCLP training records, IRB module training, job
description, training records, competency test records.)



Organizes staff schedules and testing assignments

to meet patient and customer needs.



Evaluates employee performance once per year.



Assesses and documents technician competency.



Trains personnel to develop/improve skills and understanding of basic theories.



Keeps employees informed of changes, new proce
dures, policies through regular group
or personal meetings with individuals.

Oversees Quality Control procedures and Quality
Assurance activities.



Reviews QC records monthly.



Assures corrective action is taken for unacceptable QC results and properly
doc
umented.



Assures internal and external QA is adequate and appropriate for testing performed.



Assures external QA testing occurs in conjunction with patient testing.



Reports external QA results by deadline.



Reviews external QA results, initiates and reports

corrective action for unacceptable
results.

Collaborates with Duke Research and Biotechnology
Management staff to implement new projects,
achieve goals, improve service, quality, cost
-
effectiveness.and space utilization



Attends Research meetings and pr
oject calls.



Attends and actively participates in BL Users, Administrative and staff meetings.



Assists with planning, organization and utilization of laboratory space and staff.



Assists with development and maintenance of financial sustainability.



Contribu
tes ideas for process improvements.




Employee Name: ________________________________________ Signature:____________________________________ Date: ____________




Supervisor Name: ________________________________________ Signature:_______________________
_____________ Date: ____________