Make a difference in the lives of newborns and take this unique opportunity to join a public health team that works in a vibrant university environment. Located in Worcester, MA, the New England Newborn Screening Program of University of Massachusetts Medical School serves the families of five New England states. The program is an integrated, multidisciplinary operation, providing high-quality and timely laboratory screening, clinical referral, outcomes follow up, and research, to prevent or minimize the effects of disorders that can lead to mental retardation, life-compromising conditions, and death. The program provides screening every day for about 500 newborns from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
As a member of our Newborn Screening Program, you will join a team of University of Massachusetts Medical School professionals whose dedication and daily focus builds the worldwide reputation of the New England Newborn Screening Program and ensures the best opportunities for healthy babies.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Clinical Data Liaison has the important role of communicating abnormal laboratory results to babies’ doctors, for the Massachusetts’ Newborn Screening Program. The Clinical Data Liaison works under the direct supervision a Scientist responsible for the specified laboratory section to develop, implement and evaluate new reporting algorithms, and to improve current reporting activities. The Clinical Data Liaison works with the Scientist, the Program Director, and the Quality Assurance Manager for development of Quality Assurance Activities protocols. The Clinical Data Liaison is responsible for implementing quality assurance activities inclusive of written protocols, selection of appropriate reporting policies, employee training, competency assessment, and operations improvement. The Clinical Data Liaison may oversee the scheduling and work of Clinical Data Specialists I or II.
Works independently and as an integral team member to assist the Scientist with:
Utilizes the Program’s electronic tracking system to assist the Scientist with: