Supervising Physician - Lab Operations in San Diego, CA

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

Curology   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

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The Laboratory Supervising Physician will be providing leadership, strategy, and supervision of our non-sterile compounding lab, which produces personalized topical medications for patients of Curology Medical Group. The Laboratory Supervising Physician is responsible for overseeing compliance and operations of the laboratory, in addition to directly supervising laboratory personnel during the non-sterile compounding process, to ensure it is compliant with all regulatory requirements, including but not limited to: USP 795, USP 800, Section 503a of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, OSHA, NIOSH, Environmental Protection Agency and accreditation standards, as applicable.

Please note: this is not a telemedicine role. You must be in San Diego or willing to relocate.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures laboratory activity complies with all applicable federal and state and local laws, including but not limited to: Section 503a of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, USP 795, USP 800, OSHA, NIOSH, Environmental Protection Agency and accreditation requirements.
  • In general, ensures the quality and safety of dispensed compounded products.
  • Performs duties in compliance with DLMD and Curology standard operating procedures and best practices.
  • Safeguards operations and compounding practices by establishing and monitoring safety procedures and quality control protocols.
  • Ensures negative pressure laboratory sustains correct pressure, and hazardous drugs are handled safely and effectively.
  • Ensures that all purchased bulk drug products fulfill state and federal requirements.
  • Observes compounding process, and reviews compounding records.
  • Performs in-process and final checks of compounded products, daily. Meticulously records results.
  • Performs professional competency assessments for laboratory personnel. Ensures that only fully trained laboratory personnel are allowed to work independently.
  • Ensures all preparations meet dispensing requirements, prior to a fulfillment process being initiated.
  • QCs documents for all master formulation records, batch records, compounding records, labels and shipping documents.
  • Ensures correct third-party spot testing routinely occurs for compounded preparations.
  • Is responsible for leading Quality-Related Event (QRE) investigations and reporting.
  • Partners with support and providers regarding complaint investigation and resolution.
  • Performs random compounding process audits to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Safeguards operations and contents by establishing and monitoring safety procedures and quality control protocols.
  • Completes special projects assigned by Medical Director or TBD Supervisor.
  • Must have excellent attendance record and be consistently punctual.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities, as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and fosters positive employee relations through effective communication.
  • Oversees, guides and delegates tasks for up to 50 laboratory team members while promoting teamwork and a positive work environment.
  • Provides direct day-to-day supervision of laboratory team members.
  • Mentors laboratory supervisors; helps to develop their management skills.
  • Assigns and monitors compounding laboratory personnel tasks within the laboratory.
  • Directly supervises laboratory personnel involved in compounding processes, including but not limited to measuring components, safely operating equipment, and facility cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Ensures all compounding logs and reports are completed with meticulous accuracy, efficiently, accurately and on time.
  • Facilitates ordering of bulk drug product, Checks Certificates of Analysis (COA); records review of COA.
  • Provides developmental feedback to direct reports.
  • Performs initial (90 day) and annual performance evaluations of laboratory personnel.
  • Conducts competency assessments for laboratory personnel.
  • Manages and approves the timesheets of direct reports.
  • Ensures direct reports stay within budget allotted for time worked.
  • Ensures that laboratory is in a perpetual state of readiness for any inspection that may occur.
  • Ensures all non-laboratory staff (including visitors and vendors) adhere to guidance, laboratory rules and regulations, as applicable.

Work Requirements

  • The Supervising Physician must be able to work in an industrial environment, standing and walking around as much as 90% of the day.
  • Must be able to safely and effectively wear a respirator for an entire day, as necessary.
  • Must be able to perform the duties of a compounder, or a lab aide if conditions warrant additional team member assistance is necessary.
  • May need to lift as much as 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass drug test, prior to hire, as well as any subsequent random drug tests.
  • Must be able work on site during core business hours and provide direct supervision for laboratory activities.
  • Must be flexible to work weekends, as necessary.
  • Typing and computer usage throughout the day.
  • Must be able to travel, as necessary, to obtain/maintain licensure and continuing education units (<5%).
  • Limited exposure to potentially hazardous substances.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
  • Required Licensure: The Supervising Physician must have California MD or DO licensure and be in good standing with the Medical Board of California, and other states.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience.
  • Strong sense of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of protected patient health information.
  • Must exhibit sense of urgency and initiative while maintaining attention to detail in quality-checking preparations, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have ability to keep organized, meticulous records, in accordance with company best practices.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks from multiple sources.
  • Interacts politely and effectively with laboratory personnel, providers, fulfillment team members and others.
  • Ability to grasp concepts and re-apply that information in similar situations.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5+ years of management experience of a team of 15 or larger
  • Experience with medical compliance and regulations for team of 15+ employees
  • Experience with accreditation
  • 2 years experience in nonsterile compounding environment, a plus.

Why you'll love working at Curology:

  • Amazing team culture and environment, leading to almost no turnover since the Company's founding in 2014
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Unlimited, flexible PTO for exempt employees
  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance are covered 90%+ for employees; flexible spending account; 401k
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Free daily lunch and a kitchen stocked with delicious snacks, drinks, and coffee
  • Free subscription to Curology!
  • Company sponsored happy hours and outings

Curology encourages applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Valid Through: 2019-9-19