The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is accepting applications for a Laboratory Administrator. The purpose of this position is to oversee, manage and keep records of all the diagnostic activities and tests performed in the immunology lab. Responsible for the quality assurance program and implementation in the laboratory and for all instruments according to the protocols in the lab and responsible for the maintenance of the equipment and laboratory.
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Duties / Responsibilities:
Oversees laboratory management/organizational components including but not limited to: keeping record of all diagnostic samples submitted to the immunology lab and monitoring turnaround time of these samples
Purchasing, accounting and cost analysis including monitoring and maintaining inventory of expendable items and reagents, and supervision of billing and record keeping of diagnostic tests Investigates complaints and deviations from laboratory protocols and reports findings in a Corrective Action Report (CAR)
Writing, reviewing and responsible for organizing new and present SOPs for diagnostic tests
Responsible for quality assurance of the immunology lab in accordance with KSVDL QMS and AAVLD accreditation standards and/or additional quality or regulatory standards that may become important in the future
Assist the KSVDL Quality Team part-time with moving from a paper quality management system to an electronic quality management system (Q-Pulse). Additional quality tasks may include, but are not limited to, uploading documents to Q-Pulse, assisting labs with updating standard formats of documents, assist with performing internal audits and reports, maintaining corrective action records, organizing and archiving paper documents (SOPs, controlled information , forms, worksheets, training records, maintenance records, equipment records, logs, reagent records, internal audit reports, external audit reports, CARs, PARs, PDEVs, AI, MR, etc.), and assist in maintaining compliance with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) standards and good laboratory practices (GLP) or other quality standards if the need arises. Perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the Director of Quality
Receives requests and processes laboratory samples according to laboratory protocol, assists clients via phone, email and fax concerning testing questions, and result interpretation
Responsible to communicate with clients (both for diagnostic samples and researches) and improve the service and efficiency according to provided feedback
Process and analyze diagnostic samples including, but not limited to, the following techniques: flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, cell sorting, latex agglutination, luminex multiplex assay, and ELISA
Ability to effectively keep the lab functioning also when no other lab employees present Assay quality control sera and monitor results to verify adequate precision of methodology, reagents and instrument functions
Monitor diagnostic and research test results to ensure that correct data for diagnosing or monitoring patient status is reported
Maintain and calibrate instruments daily to insure accurate consistent operation of equipment and to promote increased instrument life span; process is achieved by following instrument manufacturer's suggested guidelines and/or laboratory maintenance charts
Correct instrument malfunctions within reasonable expectations of training capacity to ensure return to continuous operations yielding accurate and precise results and to avoid down time and costly back-up
Troubleshoot instrument and reagent problems to determine cause of malfunction or poor testing results
Communicate with external universities or other sources for maintaining and external quality control program
Required Minimum Qualifications:
B.S in biology, biochemistry, or related field
One to three years of relevant experience
MLT, MT, or RVT
Highly proficient computer skills including databases, spreadsheets, word processing and data entry are required
Excellent written and oral, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Highly motivated, self-directed, detail oriented, and has a positive team attitude
Quality assurance, laboratory safety
Internal Number: 508798
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