Lab Shift Manager

 

 

 

Lab Shift Manager

 

Milton Keynes

FTC Till SEPT 2022

Salary 38,000 £50,000 DOE

Shift Patterns

Our esteemed client is now looking to recruit a strong Lab Shift Manager on a FTC till Sept 2022.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The Shift Manager will be responsible for the continuous operations of the laboratory to include:

• Processes

• Staffing

• Equipment

• Trouble shooting all the above

This role will provide the laboratory with an individual experienced in molecular biology methods, who is a proven team leader, to assist with the management of personnel and processes in the SARS-CoV2 RNA testing laboratory.

Working closely with the senior BMS and section managers, they will ensure that lab processes are carried out safely, efficiently and to the quality standards required of ISO15189:2012 laboratory accreditation.

Reporting to the Laboratory Operations Manager, they will have responsibility for SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing processes up to and including Cherry Picking and Reflex genotyping.

They will have line management responsibility for section managers.

The duties outlined below are an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role.

The post holder will also be expected to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.

Provide technical expertise to the project including process trouble shooting.

2.

Provide end-to-end SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing daily process management.

3.

Mediate and liaise for effective interdepartmental communications.

4.

With the assistance of section managers, manage staff in the SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing laboratories during their shift.

5.

Responsibility for the line management, training and development of section managers.

6.

Accountable for overseeing the effective management and assessment of training and ongoing competency assessments of the laboratory staff in line with the organisation’s procedures.

7.

Review technical documents and coordinate with Section Managers for SOPs to be compliant with the ISO15189:2012 standard using the laboratory QMS.

8.

Oversee laboratory management in ensuring that compliance with organisational quality standards and H&S requirements are maintained.

9.

Pursue a programme of continuous professional development in accordance with any relevant professional registration.

10.

Managing all lab staff in terms of rotas, timekeeping, absence, and sickness to ensure effective laboratory operations.

11.

Responsible for ensuring all timesheets reflect true work effort to prevent fraud and approving timesheets within required timescales for payroll authorisation.

12.

Hourly monitoring and updates of processes and sample throughput with use and oversight of laboratory LIMS system.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

1.

BSc Honours degree in a Biological Science.

2.

Extensive experience using a variety of PCR methods.

3.

Evidence of ability to troubleshoot PCR preparation processes and carry out appropriate corrective actions/investigations.

4.

Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within laboratory accreditation specifications (ISO15189:2012 / ISO17025:2019).

5.

Proven experience of managing people and dealing with employee relation issues effectively.

6.

Experience of training and supervising a team in a laboratory setting.

7.

Ability to deliver and record training in accordance with the organisation’s procedures.

8.

Willingness to participate in 24/7 shift working as required.

9.

Evidence of excellent communication and extensive team-working skills.

10.

Evidence of excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills.

11.

Experience of viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology.

12.

Experience of Health and Safety regulations and procedures

13.

Effective ability to problem solve and trouble shoot.

14.

Can demonstrate continuous adaptability and process improvement with quality and consistency as primary focus.





 

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