Kaiser Permanente Clinical Testing Coordinator in Los Angeles, California

The primary focus of this position will be to coordinate clinical testing and reporting at the Regional Molecular Genetic Pathology laboratory. In addition, the job requires extensive data analysis of microarray or other data and preparation of aberration summaries. Position requires interdependent work with all staff and Directors at the laboratory, as well as, physician group. Overall, position involves many aspects of genetic testing, including sample to data analysis to final report coordination.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Patient laboratory case management of clinical genomic testing results

  • Answering questions regarding Genetic testing and providing information on Genetic tests and testing methodologies.

  • Identifying the best place of testing and researching the possible testing sites and laboratories.

  • Researching complex questions and inquiries by the providers for the laboratory Directors and providing comprehensive answers

  • Participate in laboratory test design and development, including education of laboratory staff in test reporting/clinical correlation

  • Evaluation, annotation, and classification of novel chromosomal rearrangements and gene variants based on extensive review and collation of public and private databases.

  • Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data generated by complex genomic techniques such as next generation sequencing and microarrays.

  • Generating information sheets for the analyzed cases using relevant clinical information to draft a comprehensive interpretive report in collaboration with the laboratory directors.

  • Supporting the clinical testing service of the tumor profiling laboratory in working with the team of molecular pathologists, laboratory directors and genetic counselors.

  • Reviewing patient medical history prior to testing, performing review of genomic data, helping maintain the active knowledgebase for variant interpretation and reporting.

  • Providing follow-up to physicians and/or other clinical providers regarding test results.

  • Performing necessary duties in providing testing assistance and data analysis in oncology (Tumor genomics).

  • Performing data analysis and summary generation on SNP arrays and next generation sequencing.

  • Being able to use a variety of computational databases such as dbSNP, the UCSC and European genome browsers, COSMIC, etc., to aid in the interpretation of genomic variants

  • Providing Genetic testing support to all departments

  • Other duties as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in genomic data analysis and interpretation in clinical context.

Education

  • MA or BS in molecular genetics, genetic counseling, or a related field with experience in genomic data analysis and interpretation in clinical context.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Clinical Cytogneticist Scientist (State of California, Department of Health) OR,

  • Clinical Genetic Molecular Biology Scientist (State of California, Department of Health) OR,

  • Genetic Counselor (State of California, Department of Health) OR,

  • Any other Licensure in a related filed

Additional Requirements:

  • Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical, and genetics laboratory required.

  • Must have effective oral and written, presentation and communication skills, superior organizational skills and be able to work independently.

  • Computer skills appropriate for laboratory and clinical case management necessary.

  • Strong background in Human Genetics and Molecular Genetics.

  • Display excellent writing, communication, problem-solving and organizational skills.

  • Prior experience with variant evaluation using online databases, in-silico variant analysis tools, and interpreting genetic testing results is preferred

  • The position requires knowledge and skills related to interpreting and reporting data from high complexity genomic techniques including next generation sequencing and microarrays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS, PhD in Molecular Genetics, Genomics, or a related field.

  • Positive attributes include excellent organizational skills, a strong interest in learning, the ability to multi-task, and an ability to work independently.

  • Familiarity with SNP arrays and next generation sequencing. (Direct experience with these technologies in a diagnostic setting a plus)

  • Must be comfortable using a variety of computational databases such as dbSNP, the UCSC genome browser, COSMIC, etc., to aid in the interpretation of genomic variants.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory.

Notes:

  • Primary focus of this position will be to coordinate clinical testing and reporting at the Regional Molecular Genetic Pathology laboratory.

  • Job requires extensive data analysis of microarray or other data and preparation of aberration summaries.

  • Position requires interdependent work with all staff and Directors at the laboratory, as well as, physician group.

  • Position involves many aspects of genetic testing, including sample to data analysis to final report coordination.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Clinical Testing Coordinator

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

REQNUMBER: 719173

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.