Pathologist Staff - Valencia, California

Quest Diagnostics Santa Clarita, CA

About the Job

Q2 Solutions is seeking a Pathologist to sit in Valencia, CA


PURPOSE

Responsible for the review and reporting of Anatomic Pathology samples in accordance with applicable regulations governing clinical laboratories. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review and report surgical pathology and cytology samples including routine H&E staining, Immuno-histochemistry and FISH assays on a daily basis.
  • Ensure reporting is completed within the TAT required for the assay/ study. Comply with the international standards for scoring of the assays and participate in peer review programs, CAP proficiency surveys on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the development and validation of new assays in the AP lab with review and interpretation of results for new assays on a regular basis.
  • Involved in trouble shooting and resolution of technical issues related to assay protocol.
  • Participate in the training sessions with pharma and other diagnostic partners for scoring of new assays leading to certification and subsequent analysis of patient samples.
  • Participate in sponsor discussions for new study requests and / or new assay development as and when required.
  • Participate in scientific review for new study requests, provide pathologist expertise and input for the study requirements as and when required.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer service are maintained. Collaborate with Quality Assurance staff on development and implementation of effective programs. Monitor outside proficiency testing program as required; take corrective action promptly when results are unsatisfactory.
  • Establish effective staff selection and training program to ensure that qualified staff are hired and continuously trained in order to remain current on testing procedures.
  • Keep abreast of new technical developments. Implement new tests, equipment, programs and/or procedures in the department as needed. Lead continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality of services and operational efficiency.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • In depth knowledge of clinical testing procedures and applicable laboratory testing regulations
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance and quality control principles and in depth knowledge of company-specific  program requirements
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health rules and regulations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills Excellent client management and problem resolution skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients