Job Summary: The manager of the stem cell lab leads clinical laboratory section(s) and/or laboratory support functions within the Diagnostic Laboratories of the Medical Center. Provides direction for the supervisors of the individual laboratories and serves as a key resource to integrate clinical activities and optimize patient care. With the lab leadership team, defines clinical performance standards and quality measures, monitors actual performance and when necessary identifies problems and initiates corrective actions. Manages staff, operating budget and participates in capital budget.
Department Summary :
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
#1 in survival rate in United States for Stem Cell Transplant Patients
One of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, and the only one in Tennessee that conducts research and cares for adults and children with cancer.
Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a non-profit alliance of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers who have come together to improve care for cancer patients everywhere.
Ranked #1 Cancer Center in Tennessee and 33rd in the nation, by U.S. News & World Report.
Nearly 300 researchers and physician-scientists in eight research programs.
A comprehensive team of more than 100 physicians with the depth and breadth of experience to design a treatment plan customized to every patient.
In addition to the Henry Joyce Clinic at The Vanderbilt Clinic, convenient community locations are located at One Hundred Oaks, Cool Springs, Franklin, Spring Hills, Springfield and Clarksville - with additional locations coming soon.
A wide spectrum of services support patients' individual needs from diagnosis through survivorship, including education, prevention, screening, diagnosis, wellness services, hereditary cancer consultation, treatment, palliative care and survivorship. Enhancing cancer care in the region through affiliate relationships with Baptist Memorial Health Care, Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center.
Currently we are 7th in competitively awarded NCI grant funding with over $65 million; a total research base of over $155 million in research funding from public and private sources.
Privileged to serve more than 6,252 new cancer patients and deliver care for more than 151,000 outpatient visits each year.
At the forefront of promising new therapies, with access to over 150 clinical trials at any given time.
Nationwide leaders in cancer survivorship, with one of the only centers in the country with a comprehensive program for cancer survivors regardless of age, type of cancer or where they received their oncology treatment.
Developed www.mycancergenome.org , an award-winning online resource for genetically informed cancer information, which has received visitors from over 200 countries/territories.
Hours: 8-5 Monday thru Friday, weekends as needed
Supervising, training, mentoring and developing assigned staff.
Ensuring regulation compliance is in conjunction with the Administrative Director, and that the lab meets all regulatory and accreditation standard including FACT, CAP, FDA and Joint Commission.
Ensuring the laboratory procedures are performed with strict adherence to SOPs. Reviewing procedure worksheets and ensuring QC procedures are performed and documented according to SOPs, reviews QC procedures.
Assigning all technologist daily workload and maintaining on-call schedule.
Supervises processing, cryopreservation and storage of hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC). Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of supplies and reagents utilized in the laboratory.
Managing patient records and stem cell product inventories, preparing reports, assisting manager collecting data for quality indicator reports that are reviewed quarterly by the Laboratory Director and QA.
Monitors and coordinates programs and actions within areas of responsibility; has overall fiscal accountability for sections(s).
Develops work goals and objectives based on interpretation of organization plans and forecasts; plans to achieve goals or establish priorities through appropriate budgeting and program development.
Monitors payroll reports for overtime and FlexPTO as well as conducts performance appraisals.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.