***This is a Permanent Full-Time Time-Limited position. ***
***This position is being posted under the provisions of the Communicable Disease Policy; State HR Manual, page 11, section 8 ***
The NC State Laboratory of Public Health is currently accepting applications for a Newborn Screening Unit Manager. The primary purpose of the Newborn Screening (NBS) Unit is to rapidly and accurately detect potentially fatal or disabling conditions in newborns to improve health outcomes. The NBS Unit Manager is responsible for the technical, administrative, and scientific oversight of the NBS Unit. This unit is comprised of a Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS) laboratory, Galactosemia/Biotinidase/Fluoroimmunoassay (GAL/BIO/FIA) Laboratory, and a Molecular Analysis Laboratory.
This position serves as the Newborn Screening Unit Manager and CLIA Technical Supervisor for the Unit. The following responsibilities are associated with the position:
Selection of test methodology,
Validation of new test procedures (this can require characterization of the screening population using pilot studies),
Management of an approved proficiency testing program
Establishment and maintenance of a quality management system within the Unit
Resolving technical problems and ensuring corrective actions following deviations in performance specifications
Managing training needs of external partners and assuring that all testing personnel receive routine in-service training and education
Evaluating the competency of all testing personnel and assuring all personnel maintain competency consistent with CLIA requirements
Hiring, monitoring employee’s work schedules, evaluating employee’s work performance and enforcing personnel policies.
This individual works collaboratively with partners to submit proposals in response to funding opportunities and collaboratively coordinates activities associated with the awards. The NBS Unit Manager represents the NCSLPH at state, regional, national and international meetings and coordinates quarterly meetings of the NC Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
This position may be required to work on an occasional Saturday or state holiday to maintain turn-around times for laboratory testing.
About the Division of Public Health and the State Laboratory of Public Health
The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
At the State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH), we provide medical and environmental laboratory services such as testing, consultation, and training, to public and private health provider organizations responsible for the promotion, protection, and assurance of the health of North Carolina citizens. The NCSLPH serves the entire state as a reference laboratory for difficult, unusual, or otherwise unavailable laboratory procedures and assists in the development, evaluation, and standardization of medical and environmental laboratory testing procedures. We provide training and consultation to improve and assure quality services in other laboratories and certify milk and water laboratories and milk analysts. Visit our website at http://slph.ncpublichealth.com to learn more.
Campus Amenities and Benefits at the State Laboratory of Public Health
We are located in Raleigh, NC. According to Forbes, we are ranked as one of the top 20 best places to retire and the 2nd most educated city in the country. US News & World ranks Raleigh among the top 15 places to live in the U.S.
220,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility
Plentiful Free Parking
Easy access to highways (70, 40 and 440), NC Museum of Art, Umstead State Park, healthcare providers, and shopping centers
Proximity to globally and nationally ranked universities (NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke)
Fitness area with exercise equipment, classes, and wellness activities
Patio Dining with Umbrellas
Weekly Food Trucks, including Double Food Truck Fridays
Car Cleaning and Detailing Services On-site bimonthly
Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Employees and Families
Monthly and quarterly career development classes, including opportunities for traveling
Library of academic journals and materials on-site
Employee Engagement and Staff Development Activities
NCSLPH Employee Recognition Programs
State Health Plan and State of NC Employee Benefits
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Employees in this position must be capable of meeting the Federal CLIA ’88 personnel requirements for a technical supervisor in a laboratory performing high complexity testing. Applicants must provide copies of their transcript(s) and/or certification(s) to be considered for the position.
Experience in general management such as: priority setting; developing and monitoring budgets; obtaining and managing grants; developing and/or applying state and federal statutes and regulations; supervising a diverse staff; developing and mentoring staff; strategic planning; implementing organizational change; and collaborating with a wide range of internal programs and external stakeholder groups.
Demonstrated competency in analyzing data derived from high complexity testing to ensure accurate testing and reporting.
Experience in maintaining compliance with regulatory and standard-setting agencies, such as CDC, CLIA, ISO.
Competency in developing and critiquing clinical diagnostic and/or public health laboratory practices, procedures and policies.
Experience in representing an agency on multi-disciplinary committees and workgroups, and managing multiple, complex and competing priorities.
Comprehensive knowledge of newborn screening instrumentation and methodologies.
Skills in the use of published research to evaluate and develop procedures, methods and training materials.
Experience in maintaining a robust quality assurance program, including the development and implementation of improvement plans.
Doctoral Degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution and 1-year postdoctoral training/experience in high complexity testing in the respective specialty; eligibility for certification by the US DHHS-approved boards preferred
Master’s Degree in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution and 3 years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing in the respective area, of which 1 year is in a supervisory capacity.
Preferred candidates will have experience in laboratory management, including management of a clinical laboratory performing a wide range of highly complex tests, including molecular diagnostics and tandem mass spectrometry, while meeting strict quality control requirements.
Preference will be given to those with comprehensive knowledge of the conditions found on the “Recommended Uniform Screening Panel” and ability to apply this knowledge to: conduct validation studies; establish reporting algorithms; provide guidance on interpreting complex test data and establish clinically useful reference intervals.
Experience in representing and/or advocating for a public health program before diverse audiences, such as agency executive leadership, legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, state and federal funders, constituent groups, public health partners, healthcare providers, scientific organizations, and the public is desired.
Physical Requirements: An occupational medical assessment may be required to determine your ability to safely work with biological, chemical, or radiological hazards. This position may also require periodic medical screenings to confirm safety practices are effectively preventing occupational injury or illness.
All costs associated with obtaining occupational health services are covered by NCSLPH. This position requires extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction and moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for moving from one work site to another.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree in chemistry from an appropriately accredited institution and seven years of progressive chemistry laboratory experience including at least two years supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience
Internal Number: 60041359
About NC DHHS State Laboratory Of Public Health
State Laboratory of Public Health
4312 District Drive
Raleigh, NC 27699