Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Feb 26, 2020Full time
Kingston Health Sciences Centre is a university-affiliated teaching hospital and tertiary referral centre for South East Ontario. The Clinical Laboratories at KHSC provide a wide array of diagnostic tests and services to support the academic health sciences centre and surrounding region. State-of-the-art front-end automation, instruments and analysers are in use in its eleven laboratories. The successful candidate for this full-time, permanent position will primarily provide clinical service in general and special biochemistry, but will also have a secondary academic role that includes teaching and may include research. The successful candidate will receive an Adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University at an academic rank commensurate with experience. Administrative service responsibilities, such as serving on departmental and hospital committees, may be assigned to the Clinical Biochemist by the Laboratory Medical Director or Department Head. Participation in extramural professional activities (such as service to CSCC) is encouraged. The reporting structure for the Clinical Biochemist is through the Service Chief of the Division of Clinical Chemistry to the Laboratory Medical Director. Clinical Biochemist As a laboratory scientist with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or an allied discipline, you have successfully completed subsequent professional training in the specialty of Clinical Biochemistry in an accredited university-affiliated program. Following the specialty training program, professional certification in Clinical Biochemistry is expected to be attained. Your functions are to analyse and interpret clinical and laboratory data related to patient specimens, such as blood and other body fluids. As well, you will advise clinicians on the appropriate use of tests, the diagnosis of disease, and the planning and progress of treatment. You will be a team player and an effective communicator, able to work in a dynamic environment. You will demonstrate professionalism in your interactions with others, inside and out of the health care environment, and will maintain competence in the discipline of Clinical Biochemistry through participation in an accepted program of continuing professional development. Other responsibilities will include: Planning and organizing work in the chemistry laboratory, collaboratively with the laboratory manager Selecting tests to be performed in the laboratory vs. those to be referred out to an external accredited reference laboratory Defining pre-analytical conditions for testing Providing oversight of technical and clinical validation of new tests or new instrumentation Interpreting protein electrophoresis and immunofixation test results Evaluating results of internal and external quality assurance data, whether from the central laboratory or from Point of Care testing devices Ensuring high performance in the laboratory through the monitoring of quality metrics Educating healthcare professionals and laboratory staff (e.g. newsletters, teaching rounds) Providing oversight of policy and procedure development, with inclusion in technical manuals and user’s manual Participating in the Department’s regional outreach program Keeping abreast of current literature relevant to the service Providing after-hours coverage with other clinical biochemist(s) The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and professional certification, or be eligible for certification, as a Clinical Chemist/Biochemist (i.e. FCACB designation of equivalent). Expertise in toxicology/volatiles substances testing and/or biochemical genetics (e.g. inborn errors of metabolism) would be considered an asset(s). Please submit a letter of interest in the position, your Curriculum Vitae, and the names/contact information of three referees to: Sandip SenGupta, MD, Laboratory Medical Director, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7 (electronic submission preferred) – Sandip.email@example.com We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.