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Medical - Assoc Dir Rheumatology

Job Summary The Associate Medical Director Immunology acting under the leadership of the Medical Director Immunology and in collaboration with Scientific and Laboratory leadership is responsible for providing clinical consultation to the clinical laboratory within Immunology which will maximize quality patient care and ensure continuous business growth throughout the Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute family of Laboratories. Assume Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned/delegated by Laboratory Director.   Scientific Under the direction of the Medical Director Immunology, provide scientific and clinical oversight for laboratories in San Juan Capistrano.  Leading scientific staff, develop and oversee R&D projects from inception to launch. Has demonstrated knowledge of and facility with immunology laboratory testing methods and procedures, experimental design and test development. Supports Clinical Laboratory Scientists and operations technical staff in trouble shooting assays and interpreting patient test results. Utilize laboratory procedures and results from body tissue, fluids, secretions, and other specimens, identifying the presence and stage of diseases.  Reviews, interprets and documents clinical test results within established turnaround times. Provides inputs for new research developments in the appropriate fields of expertise.  Makes recommendations on tests to develop consistent with mandates from the Medical Director Immunology, Chief Science Officer, Clinical Franchises, and/or other internal businesses. Reviews new research developments in the appropriate fields of expertise.  Makes recommendations on strategies and tests to develop consistent with S&I strategic plan. Participates in Clinical Development projects. Provides consultation to Clinical Trials. Provides consultation to Business Development. Reviews testing which may be reloaded to Quest Diagnostics regional laboratory facilities. Member of appropriate Sub-specialty Team(s).  Attendance at regular Sub-specialty Team meeting and other senior laboratory management staff meetings.  Participates in assigned significant scientific, business and policy decisions impacting the clinical utility and quality of testing services. Advises Quest senior management staff of trends and actions that must be incorporated into business and strategic planning. Interacts with Academic Associates in areas of assigned expertise to develop new strategies and testing methods. Provides leadership to staff, identifies potential test/platform candidates, process design and development, and transference to operations. Provide educational programs for the medical and laboratory staff, and participates in educational programs of the Company. Clinical Consultation: Honors requests for consultations from clinicians regarding the appropriateness and interpretation of laboratory tests.  Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative. Collaborates in reviewing test method selection and validation. Collaborates in ensuring that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and consults on corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory. Collaborates in monitoring quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system.  Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.  Collaborates in corrective action and preventative action plans and procedures. Collaborates, as appropriate, in Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered. Collaborates in the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures for test systems. Collaborates in reviews of report format for appropriateness of clinical information communicated in areas of assigned expertise.  Collaborates in review of interpretative reporting comments as needed. Supports Clinical Franchises in medical education and Medical Affairs related activities. Is available for after business hours clinical consultations. Lab Management: 1.       Member of appropriate Subspecialty Team(s).  Attendance at regular Subspecialty Team meeting and other senior laboratory management staff meetings.  Participates in all significant scientific, business and policy decisions impacting the clinical utility and quality of testing services. 2.       Interacts with Academic Associates in assigned areas to develop new strategies and testing methods. 3.       Interacts with Clinical Correlations staff.  Reviews potential reference ranges for new analytes in areas of assigned expertise.  Collaborates in review of reference range memoranda for appropriate tests. 4.       Interacts with internal (Client Services, Lab Services, Sales and Marketing) and external clients to facilitate and foster increased transfer of information related to medicine and science at Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute.  Works closely with Sales staff throughout Quest Diagnostics to provide appropriate medical and scientific support as required. Job Requirements 5.       Attendance at National meetings in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge and to provide representation for Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute. 1.       Board certification in specific field of practice is required; sub-specialty certification Rheumatology preferred. 2.       M.D. degreerequired. 3.       Progression towards California Licensing is required. 4.       Progressive exposure to a field of Administration, Finance, Medical Sociology, Marketing or Human Resources though an MBA is preferred. 5.       Physicians should exemplify professionalism consistent with Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute's values, vision, mission and fundamental objectives.                                                                                   req11415
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