Clinical Team Leader, Liverpool

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Clinical Team Leader – Liverpool (22/CTLE)

Job Duties:
•    The smooth and efficient running of the RCLS division
•    The supervision of staff and the allocation of duties
•    Ensuring that all members of the team are performing optimally according to their level
•    Training and development of staff and the conducting of regular training reviews and Appraisals
•    Providing advice and guidance on technical issues associated with clinical diagnostic testing and analysis of clinical trial samples
•    Ensuring best practice in the provision of a clinical diagnostic service and keeping up to date with latest developments and trends in clinical diagnostics
•    Ensuring that the analytical facilities and testing equipment provided by RCLS are maintained and developed in line with marked and regulatory needs
•    Ensuring development of new test methods is established to be withing, and fulfilling, regulatory requirements
•    The establishment and maintenance of analytical procedures in conjunction with the RCLS Quality Department and ensuring that these meet the requirements of the appropriate regulatory bodies and international standards
•    Ensuring sound and secure chain of custody is maintained throughout the analytical process
•    Ensuring that all Technical and Quality documentation and records of analytical results are fully completed, stored securely and archived as required
•    Analysing and interpreting the analytical data generated by the laboratory prior to the release of results
•    Ensuring that all the necessary quality control checks are completed daily and that they meet both internal and external criteria
•    Liaising with the RCLS Laboratory Manager in the review, confirmation and reporting of results
•    Secure reporting of analytical results to the external client
•    Generation, analysis and reporting of laboratory performance and productivity indicators
•    Stock management and forecasting
•    Monitoring of QC performance across clinical instruments and resolution of any IQC and EQA actions requested by the RCLS Lab Manager and Quality Team
•    Recording and monitoring of temperature for laboratory and equipment
•    Conduct any EQA/IQC investigations when performance of a test method deteriorates
•    QC assignments for clinical test methods
•    Configuration of new QC material on LIMS
•    Annual review of Test Method Uncertainty of Measurement
•    Communication of critical results to the customer
•    Assist in the management of non-conforming work identified within all RCLS lab sites

The successful applicants must meet the following criteria:
Essential Skills:

•    BSc in Biomedical Science and Diploma in Professional Practice / Qualified to degree standard in Biochemistry or a Life Science Degree (Minimun 2:1)
•    Maintain professional membership of national and international societies such as ACB, BSH, IBMS, and IFCC
•    Experience in clinical diagnostic testing and reagent applications
•    Working knowledge of quality systems (ISO17025, ISO15189, CAP, GCP)
•    Possess excellent verbal and written communication and organisational skills
•    Demonstrate excellent leadership qualities
•    Computer literate
•    The ability to manage and motivate staff
•    The efficient and effective use of resources
•    The ability to interpret and analyse data and direct analytical projects accordingly

Desired Skills:
•    Managerial experience

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