Overcoming the challenges of implementing high value tests in the clinical lab



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Mass Spectrometrist (Metabolic & Advanced Diagnostic Lab)

Location:Philadelphia, PA
Position:Mass Spectrometrist (Metabolic & Advanced Diagnostic Lab)


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Job Summary:
Responsible for conducting high throughput quantitative analysis of metabolites in various biological matrices primarily using LCMSMS and GCMS for the support of a clinical biochemical service.

Job Responsibilities:
Accurately performs diagnostic tests or procedures of the highest complexity as assigned (advanced tech skill inventory) and reports results through appropriate channels.  Completes, evaluates and records all appropriate quality controls and quality assurance markers.  Activates troubleshooting procedures when necessary.
Demonstrate ability to independently execute laboratory experiments, assists in the development and validation of analytical methods for various metabolic disease biomarkers, steroids, therapeutic drugs and metabolites following College of American Pathologist (CAP) and Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.
Responsible for assisting others by demonstrating expertise of advance experience and/or training (tech skill inventory) as necessary for laboratory operation. Trains all levels of staff (fellow, researcher, tech specialist, med tech, etc) on high complexity testing procedures and equipment (LCMSMS, GCMS, etc), providing feedback to Manager.
Prepares technical documentation drafts for publication and/or procedure manuals. Attends annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). Prepares and presents technical education demonstrations to laboratory or medical staff. May publish/present scientific presentations/papers at a national level.
Responsible for the continuing education of the section staff. Assist the Manager with the preparation of competency assessment tools.
Identifies own learning needs with regards to new projects and partners with the director, CHOP resources or other outside sources for resources.  Participates in national and local professional organizations as permitted. Successfully completes 12 units of approved continuing education activities during evaluation cycle.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related scientific field

Required Experience: Six (6) years’ experience.