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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Pathology Faculty
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 711804
Date Posted: 11/30/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist interprets results of Clinical Genomics testing, including chromosomal microarray, next generation sequencing, pharmacogenomics, and and cancer genomics, and works collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Genomics to develop and optimize testing. The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist provides clinical consultation to providers and continuing education for molecular technologists pertaining to the diagnosis of genetic disease. The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist provides technical operations and quality leadership support as needed for the Director of Clinical Genomics Laboratory.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Diagnostic interpretation of all genomic testing performed.
    • Interpretation of chromosomal microarray (constitutional and oncologic), Fragile X, Sanger sequencing, and Next Generation Sequencing tests (constitutional, cancer and somatic disorders, pharmacogenetics).
  2. New test development and technical optimization of current testing.
  3. Participation in Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation activities.
  4. Provides consultation and continuing education to providers, technologists, and medical trainees. Presents molecular data at multidisciplinary care conferences.
  5. Participates in collaborative research pertaining to Genomics.
  6. Participates in laboratory test utilization guidance in Clinical Genomics.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Doctoral-level scientist (PhD) in relevant biomedical field (Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology) or Medical Degree (MD, DO) Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. At least 1 year of training or work experience with NGS Required
2. Work experience in healthcare system laboratory Preferred
3. Leadership experience in accredited Clinical Molecular or Genomic laboratory. Preferred
4. Experience in method development and validation of Clinical Genomic testing. Required
5. Experience in optimization of bioinformatics pipeline for NGS Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Board eligible or Board certified by American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics or Clinical Molecular Genetics. OR, Board eligible or Board certified by American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology. OR, Board eligible or Board certified by American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Interpretation of molecular diagnostic tests and clinical genomic tests for constitutional disorders. Required
2. Interpretation of clinical genomic tests for pharmacogenetics. Required
3. Interpretation of molecular tests for cancer diagnosis, somatic disorders, and therapeutic or prognostic molecular markers. Required
4. Interpretation of biochemical genetic testing. Preferred
5. Positive behaviors, professionalism, and collaboration. Required
6. Strong communication skills and good customer service skills, both written and verbal. Required
7. Effective decision-making, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Required
8. Leadership skills to effectively run operations, financial, and personnel management. Preferred
9. Change management and conflict resolution skills. Preferred
10. Knowledge of CLIA, CAP, CMS, and Joint Commission regulations and standards. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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