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Technical Supervisor (Medical Laboratory Scientist)

Ft. Detrick, MD (ID#15409)

When your mission depends on quality health care, rely on a team who can deliver results. From cutting-edge analysis to optimized health programs, Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services (CNHS) can manage any size federal project. Federal clients who partner with CNHS improve their access to care, medical readiness and program efficiency. Wherever the mission takes you, CNHS delivers world-class solutions, on time and on budget.

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SUMMARY

The principal objective of division of medicine task order is to assist in the conduct the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID) medical training in the field of infectious disease and public health.  The purpose of this position is to serve as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Technical Supervisor for the Chemistry and Hematology sections. As Technical Supervisor the contractor must meet the general requirements in accordance with 42CFRPart 493.1449, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA’88), and standards established by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He /She will be in charge of high complexity and general laboratory testing in support of USAMRIID’s Medical Countermeasure Test and Evaluation (MCM T&E) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) BSL-4 containment laboratory and the BSL 2-3 laboratories.  The contractor will not only be relied upon to monitor each sections performance, he will also be required to monitor equipment maintenance, review/run daily quality control, review/approve patient results, complete monthly audit reports, and complete monthly section reports in accordance with 42CFRPart 493, CLIA’88, and standards established by CAP in BSL 1-4. The contractor is responsible for providing support to the USAMRIID Clinical Laboratory and the USAMRIID component of the CDC LRN, as well as the Chief, Division of Medicine, and Chief, Clinical Laboratory.  The individual must be willing to develop and learn new techniques when required, and must demonstrate an acceptable level of performance independently carrying out clinical laboratory support to the Division of Medicine (DoM) within USAMRIID. Performance is evaluated based on the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of results, conformance to established policies, standards and objectives, and, effectiveness of communications and interpersonal skills.

The core mission at USAMRIID is to protect the warfighter from biological threats.  Additionally USAMRIID also investigates disease outbreaks and threats to public health.  Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions, therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics and information that benefit both military personnel and civilians.  USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Technical Supervisor performing clinical laboratory work and overall supervision of the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Hematology sections supporting the USAMRIID research programs and testing of clinical specimens
  • Perform Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Hematology and Clinical Urinalysis techniques such as Chemistry Profiles and Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
  • Perform microbiological and related biological and bio-chemical examinations on clinical and environmental specimens for the detection and identification of microbial agents of disease
  • Perform proficiency testing on simulated specimens
  • Prepare slides
  • Examine slides for the detection of microbial agents
  • Accurately read, interpret and record the results of laboratory tests
  • Perform proper Quality Control (QC) and Maintenance procedures IAW CAP and GLP SOPs 
  • Appropriately maintain records, logs, and reports
  • Provide technical and complex information clearly to research scientist, physicians and medical personnel
  • Assist in research, planning and evaluation of alternate methods and testing procedures, assist with training of laboratory or other related personnel
  • Review and follow current literature to maintain state-of-art-methodology and technologies in the Clinical Laboratory field.
  • Participate in specimen collection when required according to test requested; maintain responsibility for patient identification, specimen
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

No supervisory/management authority or describe supervision

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP or AMT) or eligible to sit for the exam within 1 year of employment
  • Minimum of a BS degree or higher with 2 or more years of experience in a high complexity testing clinical laboratory or in a research setting
  • Desired experience in Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation and Microbiology
  • Knowledge of  or experience with GLP work
  • Familiar with 42 CFR Part 493, CLIA and CAP standards including the maintenance, operation and quality management

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Obtain and maintain participation in the Biologic Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP ) for handling select agents required
  • Pass DoD BPRP health and security screening
  • Favorably adjudicated Single Scoped Background Investigation (SSBI) completed
  • FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) completed and approved
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Sufficient education and experience to understand the science in order to facilitate planning and execution of the project
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and standards
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent written and  oral communication skills
  • Good handwriting
  • Ability to gather project requirements and expectations for all levels of management to include in the project plan
  • Must be a US Citizen

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is primarily performed in a laboratory space.
With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx