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American Red Cross Supervisor, Molecular Laboratory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reference #: RC72862 By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network? Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!

Job Description: WHY CHOOSE US? As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good. We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions. At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview): Supervise the daily operations of the National Molecular Laboratory, a busy CLIA-licensed, AABB-accredited molecular testing laboratory responsible for patient and blood donor testing. Conduct manual and automated DNA extraction and FDA approved tests as well as lab-developed tests. Perform testing utilizing platforms including single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels involving end-point detection of SSP-PCR, bead-based extension reactions, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and Sanger sequence analysis of genomic and cDNA. Interpret results and patient report generation, preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment and qualification of reagents. Train and assess technical staff in local procedures. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities): 1. Supervise Molecular Laboratory staff performing testing of patient and blood donor samples submitted for DNA testing to predict red cell, platelet and white cell antigens. Manage staff scheduling to optimize productivity. Establish and monitor productivity, operation, and quality metrics to assure daily testing and turnaround goals are being met and quality test results are being produced through standardized processes. Monitor discrepancy occurrence and resolution to assure appropriate decisions, product disposition and documentation of problems. Train, coach, and evaluate performance management to ensure a well-qualified team and to enhance operational success. 2. Assure supplies, sample testing and staff resources are managed in fiscally sound manner. Assure records are reviewed, managed and archived according to regulatory requirements and local procedures. Coordinate testing and reporting of periodic laboratory proficiency testing. 3. Implement process, product and equipment changes and upgrades according to established change control plan. Execute prescribed validation plans for processes and equipment if indicated. 4. Actively communicate and collaborate with managers and supervisors of other departments and regions regarding test ng schedules and coordination of receipt of test results. Perform technical reviews of test results and reagent and instrument qualifications and instrument calibrations. 5. Communicate with hospital blood bank personnel to report patient findings. 6. Prepare and present case studies and educational reviews related to blood cell antigen genotyping to laboratory staff, departmental staff, and broader audiences, as requested. Draft abstracts and manuscripts relevant to work performed in the laboratory; prepare and present posters and oral abstracts at scientific conferences. 7. Assist the Laboratory Director in evaluation of new technology for potential integration and use in the laboratory.

Schedule: M-F 10:30 am - 7 pm Pay Range: $90-110k annually $10k sign on bonus included!

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Medical Technology or related field and either advanced degree or certification (i.e. ASCP SBB or MB or equivalent) is required. Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in a CLIA certified or other GLP laboratory plus 2 years of general laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Certification may be substituted for 1 year of specific lab experience. Management Experience: Minimum of 1 year of lead or supervisory experience.Supervisory experienced in CLIA certified or other GLP laboratory preferred. Skills & Abilities: Ability to resolve complex problems, often involving groups of people. Organizational skills withtheability to prioritize tasks, delegate and follow-up. Knowledge of scientific and blood bankprinciples pertaining to imunohematologic testing preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability toinfluence and motivate others. Knowledge of test methods, project management systemsand tools.Ability to work on a team.

The American Red Cross requires new hires in this location or position have at least one vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and commit to being fully vaccinated within six weeks of employment. Upon being hired, individuals will be required to submit proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation at the time of offer and your request must be approved prior to hire.

WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE (Preferred Qualifications): ASCP certification (BB, SBB or MB) or equivalent certification preferred.

BENEFITS FOR YOU: We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn. * Medical, Dental Vision plans * Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts * PTO + Holidays * 401K with 5% match * Paid Family Leave * Employee Assistance * Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term * Service Awards and recognition

Physical Requirements: Requires standing, stretching, stooping, and bending for extended periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc.

The American Red Cross requires all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This means that all individuals working for the organization must be fully vacc