Laboratory Supervisor Job Description Sample
North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an "A" rating on the Leapfrog Group's biannual patient safety ratings the last nine surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women's Choice Awards as one of America's Best ERs and one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is located in Thornton, Colorado, a 10-minute drive from downtown Denver.
The Supervisor schedules, trains and assigns duties to the Lab Assistants performing phlebotomy and testing on tissues and body fluids in compliance with all standards set by applicable regulatory agencies including CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, and OSHA.
Maintains knowledge of all procedures and protocols.
Maintains proficiency in performance of technical procedures.
Testing is provided for patients with varying degrees of clinical conditions and different acuity levels.
Testing is provided for all age ranges from newborns to geriatric patients.
The Supervisor manages day-to-day operations within their assigned area of coverage, and maintains effective communications with staff members, other Supervisors, Lab Director, Pathologists and all Laboratory clients.
MT ASCP or MLT ASCP preferred
A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology or B.A. or B.S. in Medical Technology or related field (Chemistry, Biology, etc.), and a one year internship or appropriate experience.
Four years minimum experience as a Technologist in assigned area.
Works as a Medical Technologist by integrating current scientific knowledge with technical competency which relate to the Laboratory Department.
He/she demonstrates knowledge and responsibility, and participates in the implementation of all aspects of the Safety/Chemical Hygiene Plan, Infectious/Exposure Control Plan, Electrical Safety, Disaster, Plan, and Code Blue Plan, fire Plan, Computer Systems, Compliance, Ethics, and General Laboratory.
She/he shall be able to perform venipunctures and capillary collection for specimen procurement with the knowledge of age-related techniques, physical structure, and amounts of blood to be obtained.
She/he shall be current technically and theoretically knowledgeable of tests in medical technology.
Demonstrates knowledge and responsibility for the ongoing quality improvement.
Prepares a work schedule to provide adequate coverage and effective utilization of personnel.
Provides technical instruction and training of personnel and/or students in techniques, instrumentation, and organization of work.
May recommend selection, transfer, and organization of work.
Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
Ensures that policies and procedures are effectively followed.
Establishes implements and monitors specimen accession, identification, and retention systems, meeting process management and external policies and regulations.
Evaluates current procedures and maintains a procedural manual in accordance with CAP and other accrediting agency guidelines; reviews and revises as needed - minimum is yearly.
Establishes and maintains a preventative maintenance program for all instruments, and a log system for recording all actions.
Ensures equipment and instruments are in good operating condition, recognizes malfunction, takes corrective action, and reports to Laboratory Director.
Maintains appropriate level of supplies and reagents.
Enforces safety practices and corrects hazards that exist.
Recommends capital equipment needs and replacements to Laboratory Director.
Interacts in positive and professional manner with physicians and/or nurses on Laboratory results, timing and availability of test results or procedures.
Keeps Laboratory and Medical Directors informed of proposed changes in techniques, procedures, protocols and all problems and/or potential problems.
Participates in continuing education in laboratory medicine, management, and training skills.
In-services personnel when appropriate or when a recognized need exists.
Performs other related work as assigned by Laboratory Director.
Participation in continuing education program on site.
May have 24-hour responsibilities.
May perform duties in other departments other than the specifically assigned department when necessary to assure essential service to physicians and patients.
Enforces Laboratory and Hospital policies.
May act as Laboratory Director when assigned.
Provides general direction and leadership for assigned employees.
Must set an example for employees to follow.
Assists in a variety of job-related duties as assigned by the Laboratory Director.
Chippenham Hospital, a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortune's 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!
We were awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care. We are also a Certified Chest Pain Center and a Level II Trauma Center, which means we provide fast, skilled care in life's most difficult moments.
We are currently seeking a Full Time Laboratory Supervisor of Chemistry and Hematology. Job responsibilities and functions include:
Directing daily operations including decision-making, response to problems, identifying errors and taking corrective actions; Demonstrates technical expertise.
Contributing to good employee relationships and providing for staff development; performing employee performance appraisals.
Adhering to proper resource allocation and coordination. Ensuring maximum efficiency in the use of personnel; controlling departmental supply expenses.
Demonstrating and encouraging innovation and creativity and responding to changes in laboratory medicine. Motivating and education staff to challenge traditional operational methods.
Managing and sharing daily workload; using time wisely and providing a productive atmosphere.
Demonstrating through knowledge of test methodologies and quality control; developing, writing, reviewing and implementing procedures and policies. Preparing laboratory for inspections and preparing reports as needed.
Maintaining good communication with laboratory leadership, pathologists, co-workers, team members and customers; demonstrating an awareness of patient/client expectations and seeking ways to always satisfy.
Supporting the Hospital and Laboratory administrative and management teams and displaying effective leadership skills and talents.
Demonstrating proficiency in all laboratory computer related tasks and providing training to employees as necessary.
Ensuring all instrument maintenance is performed and documented; administering all established quality control procedures and troubleshooting instruments effectively when appropriate.
Understanding and participating in laboratory QA plans, safety policies, emergency preparedness plans and infection control plans.
Understanding/respecting laboratory billing compliance plan; adhering to guidelines set forth in Lab Billing Compliance Plan, attending annual billing compliance trainings and annual ethics trainings as well as understanding and adhering to patient security and confidentiality standards.
Initiating and documenting patient teachings, including family and/or significant others; demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and assess data appropriate to the age of the patient served.
- Graduate of accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Science or equivalent. (required)
- MLS or MT Registry or Certification. Registry/Certification in a specialty area will be considered. (required)
- 5 or more years of experience as Medical Technologist or MLS in designated section or discipline; or previous Supervisory experience in a designated section or discipline. (required)
Weekend & Holiday requirements
We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions
Plan, assign, and coordinate the daily technical operations of assigned functional areas of the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory. Oversee the quality assurance activities of the laboratory including staff competency and proficiency testing programs. Perform standard and complex technical laboratory examinations in order to detect and identify microbial disease agents of interest to public health in the areas of microbiology, immunology, molecular and /or bioterrorism.
Candidates with 4 or more years microbiology experience preferred.
Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Supervise and perform a variety of clinical laboratory duties related to one or more functional areas within the laboratory. Duties may vary depending on the area or areas to which assigned.
Immunology Emphasis: Perform immunological testing for communicable disease such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), e.g. HIV and Syphilis.
Microbiology Emphasis: Perform microbiological and related biological and biochemical examinations on clinical and environmental specimens for the detection and identification of microbial agents of disease; identify microorganisms to the genus and species level; perform complex tests to aid in the epidemiological surveillance for communicable and other diseases.
Molecular/Bioterrorism Emphasis: Perform molecular testing procedures on clinical and environmental specimens, for the identification of infectious disease agents, in addition to suspect bioterrorism agents.
Perform supervisory functions within the assigned functional areas of the laboratory including coordinate daily operations; assign and review staff work; train and orient laboratory staff; provide input on employee selection; conduct staff performance evaluations; correct staff deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures as needed
Perform a variety of administrative functions such as assist with developing and monitoring the laboratory budget and procuring supplies and materials; May serve as the administrator for the laboratory information management system including monitoring data, information accuracy and system upgrades.
Administer quality control, quality assurance and competency programs to comply with federal and state requirements; prepare laboratory operational and compliance reports; ensure proper use of equipment and materials; . Establish and revise laboratory policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA); State of Nevada; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent Program (SAP) and Laboratory Response Network (LRN); Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and prepare required compliance reports. Review scientific literature; participate in scientific and professional groups; attend training courses to maintain knowledge of technological advancements in laboratory testing, federal and state regulations, computer applications, and specialized instrumentation; prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations regarding new or improved methods or developments.
Advise public health personnel, physicians, laboratorians, first responders, and other approved parties on interpretation of tests, sampling and testing requirements; confer with personnel in research centers, state or federal agencies, such as the CDC, on special or technically complex problems.
Work cooperatively with health providers, health officials, and law enforcement regarding the identification of chemical and/or biological hazards; communicate findings to appropriate individuals and authorities as required by law and agency policy; ensure protocols for confidentiality of information are followed.
Perform a variety of complex and advanced, as well as standard, laboratory tests. Adapt, develop and introduce new or modified test procedures and/or equipment into the laboratory, including written documentation of new protocols. Instruct other laboratory staff in the performance of new or modified procedures and/or equipment usage.
Interpret and record data; prepare and maintain required documentation of test results using computer hardware and software. Investigate procedural modifications and unexpected test results to determine reasons for nonconformance with established patterns. Consult with physicians, laboratorians, and epidemiologists on test results and explore alternative methods for verifying or confirming results.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Principles of supervision, training, staff development and performance evaluation.
Quality Control and Quality Assurance principles, procedures and standards as applied to laboratory testing.
Theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science, including the use and care of applicable equipment and systems
Principles and practices of laboratory operations, techniques and procedures utilized in the areas of microbiology, immunology and/or molecular biology.
Life processes of various micro-organisms and their effect on the human body; the etiologies and epidemiology of the agents of communicable diseases.
Scientific research methods, test development and evaluation techniques.
Laboratory safety procedures including handling of highly infectious biological agents as well as hazardous chemicals; appropriate hazardous clean up procedures; universal precautions and infectious control procedures.
Computer systems and techniques as applied within the field of a public health or clinical laboratory and related office management.
Federal and state regulations pertaining to public health or clinical laboratories
Supervise and motivate staff in a team oriented environment.
Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise varied complex projects.
Evaluate the training and competency needs of staff; develop and write training and competency materials; maintain competency and training records.
Serve as technical consultant regarding methodologies, protocols, and established procedures within a laboratory functional area. Ensure utilization of appropriate quality assurance standards and controls.
Immunology emphasis: demonstrate competency in performance of automated and manual immunology procedures; know principles of test systems; understand public health implications of communicable diseases.
Microbiology emphasis: demonstrate competency in performance of microbiological procedures; culture and isolate micro-organisms; prepare, read and interpret slide preparations; analyze and interpret test results and biochemical reactions; identify microorganisms; perform molecular testing; know principles of test systems.
Molecular emphasis: demonstrate competency in performance of molecular procedures; isolate, detect and amplify DNA or RNA; interpret complex analyses and correlate with infectious disease processes.
Identify and locate sources of information about various new tests and uses of new equipment; evaluate and adapt testing methods, using new or modified techniques and/or equipment; develop and write procedures for utilization of new or modified tests and/or equipment.
Evaluate test results and data against measureable criteria; identify, explain and report incongruities in test procedures and inconsistencies in test results.
Utilize word processing or spreadsheet software programs and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to develop and maintain accurate records, reports and other required documentation; compile statistical information required to meet state and federal licensing standards, requirements and accreditation programs; assist with budget preparation.
Communicate effectively; prepare and present reports and analyses, both orally and in writing, to public health, clinical, First Responder or other personnel contacted in the course of work.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff members, public health personnel, clinical laboratorians, First Responders or others contacted in the course of work.
Observe safety precautions and handling of infectious specimens; observe security and confidentiality of test samples and reports.
Training and Experience Guidelines
- Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in medical technology, microbiology, chemistry, biology or a closely related field.
- Five (5) years of full-time experience in a public health or clinical laboratory; two (2) years of which will include supervisory experience involving supervision of laboratory personnel and quality assurance activities. A Masters degree in medical technology, microbiology, chemistry, biology or a closely related field can be substituted for one year of supervisory experience.
License or Certificate:
Possession of or ability to obtain within 90 days, certification as a General Supervisor from the Nevada State Bureau of Healthcare Quality and Compliance and have passed a national examination for certification approved by the Nevada State Board of Health for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license.
Ability to obtain within 120 days, a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS).
ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.
Ensure acceptable turn around time for the completion of work by the Laboratory Department.
Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the results produced through participation in audits of test procedures, quality meetings and follow-up on questionable data.
Ensure all departmental reviews are submitted on time following the schedule outlined by the Lab Manager to ensure sufficient time for management review. Help establish 6 month goals for all technicians and participate in the review of measured goal results.
Ensure employee's have the resources they need to complete their assignments. This includes equipment, training, systems access and an appropriate workspace.
Ensure staffing levels are appropriate and recommend action in a timely fashion when they are not.
Regularly assess the condition of equipment in the laboratory. Ensure the assets of the company are protected through proper use and maintenance. Provide suggestions for better maintenance practices and replacements when necessary.
Acknowledge all inventory received by the laboratory (directly or by trained designees) to ensure that supplies received are complete, in acceptable condition and meet the quality standards of the lab.
Communicate directly with vendors to obtain the support necessary for equipment and product issues.
Communicate with other shift supervisors at shift changes to transition the workload with little interruption in production.
The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for adherence to corporate policies within the Laboratory Department, participates in the hiring of lab employees for their shift, and initiates and documents corrective actions of lab employees not performing adequately per employee handbook.
The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for worksite safety. This includes ensuring adherence to all OSHA requirements and internal policies as well as identifying potentially hazardous conditions and addressing them promptly.
The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for completing any assignments from the Lab Manager on schedule.
Conduct all safety and hazardous waste management activities in accordance with the ALS Tribology divisional Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) compliance policies and procedures, to include, but not limited to, the division's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) Standard Safety Procedure (SSP), Contingency Plan, etc., and to fulfill the position responsibilities described therein.
3+ Years related work experience as a laboratory technician with supervisory experience.
Must have good computer skills, including Microsoft Office products, LIMS, and Internet based reference libraries.
Knowledge of general lubrication principles and understanding of the fundamentals of mechanical equipment.
Good communication skills.
College Degree in Chemistry, Biology or similar major
Industry related certifications such as STLE OMA, CLS or ICML MLT are a plus.
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POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Assists Laboratory Manager as needed to ensure the provision of timely and accurate laboratory test results through processes that are in compliance with requirements established by accreditation standards and by federal/state reimbursement agencies. Assists as needed in staff-related and administrative tasks.
Oversees various technical activities and aspects of the Clinical Laboratories. Has knowledge of advanced scientific principles within the specialty area and is able to apply that knowledge. Collaborates with others to organize work, perform assigned tasks and set priorities.
E DUCATION/EXPERIENCE A Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or an appropriate biological/chemical science from an accredited college or university and successful completion of a structured clinical program (CAHEA approved) is required and certification in Clinical Laboratory Science by a recognized certifying agency and two years clinical laboratory experience with at least one year experience in a specific department. OR Completion of an accredited clinical program and certification prior to 1963 and two years of current clinical laboratory experience with one year experience in a specific department is required. OR A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university and a Clinical Laboratory Specialist certification and two years clinical laboratory experience with one year experience in the specific department is preferred. (Certification after obtaining the degree is preferred.) OR Certifications as a Histocompatibility Technologist AND as a Histocompatibility Specialist by the American Board for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) are required. With five years of histocompatibility testing experience is required with a performance record indicating exceptional initiative, efficiency and competency in performance of all laboratory test procedures currently offered and documented effectiveness in communications with physicians and colleagues and the ability to carry out research
Laboratory Supervisor will be responsible for supervising, performing and coordinating the technical operations of the Lab at Wildlight. The supervisor will ensure the provision of timely and accurate laboratory services to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Develop, implement and ensure that policies and procedures are compliant with regulatory and accreditation agencies. This position is responsible for the performance, quality and accuracy of the results reported; maintenance of instrumentation, including scheduled, preventive, and troubleshooting as needed; preparation of standards, calibrators and reagents; adherence to the laboratory quality management program. This position will assume administrative duties including supervising operations and personnel for the Laboratory.
Supervise the day-to-day technical operations of the laboratory. Perform laboratory testing of human biological samples for diagnostic purposes using various methodologies. Ensure that accurate, adequate laboratory services are provided in a timely fashion. Use knowledge, experience and creativity to implement change and improvements.
Oversee the receipt, prioritizing and the acceptance/rejection of specimens. Perform moderate procedures to provide data for the use in treatment and diagnosis of disease. Operate and maintain laboratory analyzers. Make independent decisions to report normal and abnormal test results.
Write, review and implement policies and procedures for approval by the Medical or Administrative Director. Ensure that UF Health Wildlight policies are enforced.
Perform personnel action including hiring recommendations, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions. Oversee and complete payroll functions. Schedule staff and make workload assignments.
Ensure that laboratory staff are supported and prepared to serve our customers.
Represent laboratory management in meetings and on committees. Work cooperatively with others to achieve organizational goals. Perform all assigned duties in a caring and professional manner, serving as a model to create a customer-focused environment.
Prepare, implement and control the laboratory budget in conjunction with the Director. Evaluate analyzer and procedures to recommend for capital purchase.
Attend staff meetings and complete mandatory trainings. Participate in weekend schedule coverage.
Troubleshooting instruments; Assist with IT testing/validations for lab computer.
Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Possesses critical thinking, prioritization, and organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills including a professional and positive demeanor.
- Strong computer skills including database management, spreadsheets, and statistical analysis.
- Highly motivated with the ability to take initiative in furthering the basic science components of cardiovascular research.
Ability to calculate test results.
Mathematical skills to calculate doses, results, and other data.
- 1 year
- 1 year
Prior Clinical Laboratory experience in the areas of Chemistry, Immunology, Hematology and Coagulation.
- 1 year
Phlebotomy skills in all age groups. Follows procedures for blood collections and solves problems related to processing and blood collection.
- Up to 1 year
Laboratory supervisory experience
Bachelors Medical Terminology required or Licensed as a Clinical Laboratory supervisor in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Serology under Chapter 483, Florida Statutes.
- At time of hire
Clinical Laboratory Supervisor in Clinical Chemistry
- National Certification
ASCP Board of Certification
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The Laboratory Supervisor (FISH) is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of all laboratory services provided by the specialty department section under his/her immediate control. The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for day to day supervision and oversight of the laboratory operation, personnel and for monitoring processes to ensure that acceptable levels of performance are maintained.
The Laboratory Supervisor is also responsible for helping in the implementation of all area procedures and operations as well as ensuring that metrics established to measure quality, production and efficiency are strictly followed.
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Under the direction of, and in the absence of the Laboratory Manager and/or Medical Laboratory Director, the Laboratory supervisor ensures adequate performance of all laboratory procedures
Performs high complexity clinical tests by following department procedures as needed (frequency not to exceed applicable state regulations for exempt employees).
Presents data and/or information across all levels including the lab, department, division, and corporate, and proficiently answers questions from all groups of staff, managers, and clients
Recommends and endorses test methods to include validation, documentation and implementation of test systems
Develops and maintains detailed laboratory procedures manual to meet accreditation and licensing requirements; ensures departmental SOP's accurately reflects the current process; updates SOP's as needed
Provides direct supervision of the laboratory operation and personnel performing high complexity testing and reporting of test results by qualified technologists
Reports any problem cases and/or abnormal findings to the Laboratory Manager and/or Laboratory Director to ensure timely resolution and/or follow up
Initiates and monitors QC programs for the department; assures compliance with regulations; monitors all quality metrics and ensures that corrective actions are documented and implemented
Responsible for the selection, retention, and training of qualified laboratory personnel; ensures that Laboratory staff is trained and follows SOP's and Skills checklists
Resolves technical problems in accordance with established policies and procedures; remains available to testing personnel at all times that tests are being performed to provide on-site telephone or electronic consultation
Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
Assures that corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the department's established performance specifications
Ensures that all personnel meet the standards and have adequate knowledge of the test systems for which they are responsible
Attends laboratory management meetings and informs his/her staff of pertinent information
Ensures that technical personnel are responsive to client requests or problems
Actively supports and aligns with all company, departmental, and safety policies and procedures
Prepares employees reviews, approves time and attendance records, maintains training files and performs other administrative duties as required
Monitors the preparation of solutions and reagents for laboratory procedures on a monthly basis
Monitors laboratory log books, specimen accession sheets, workflow drafts, etc., to ensure quality assurance of specimens
Monitors the performance of various housekeeping and/or maintenance tasks to keep the laboratory and equipment in clean and operable condition
Reviews and signs PO's prior to submission regarding supplies used by the laboratory staff in order to maintain sufficient inventory
Maintains advanced knowledge of CAP/CLIA requirements and is knowledgeable with the specialty requirements within those organizations for assigned discipline
May head up the validation processes through documentation and development of procedural operations for new tests or new lots following manufacturer's guidelines and/or established department SOP's
May work with the Laboratory Manager or Director in the establishment or formulation of new projects, crafting new monitors as well as working with other groups in corporate projects, etc.
May serve as the Education Coordinator for assigned department's state approved training program
May serve as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquires and/or requests from clients and sales representatives
May assist in coordinating orientation and continuing education programs for all licensed departmental personnel
May assist the Laboratory Manager or Director of Operations in establishing budgetary controls and maintaining cost at an acceptable level. May prepare reports detailing departmental activities, revenues, expenses and the like, as needed
May serve as the Safety Officer
Perform other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Director
- Master of Arts or Master of Science Degree from an accredited institution with a major in one the chemical, physical, or biological sciences, and subsequent to graduation, has had at least four years of pertinent laboratory experience of which not less than two years have been spent working in a clinical laboratory having a director at the doctoral level OR-
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences with the addition of the successful completion of a course of at least 1 year. At least 6 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience subsequent to qualifying with 2 of those years spent working in a clinical laboratory with a director at the doctoral level
- At least six (6) or more years experience (high complexity testing) preferred in the assigned specialty. (A minimum of one (1) year of internal service in the designated specialty as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist III is typically required for promotion to this level.)
- At least three (3) or more years of successful experience in a supervisor or leadership capacity preferred
Advanced understanding of general laboratory techniques with emphasis on department specific techniques
Ability to make sound decisions under stressful situations
Validated leadership and analytical skills
Strong social skills to effectively communication with all employees and clients
Strong computer skills to accomplish tasks
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and maintain production and quality standards
Able to work in a biohazard environment and align with safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments
Able to lift up to 50 pounds
Certificate Compliance Requirements
- Nationally: ASCP certification for the assigned specialty, as available
- FL: current state supervisor level license to perform laboratory testing
- CA: current state supervisor level license to perform laboratory testing
- TN: current state supervisor level license to perform laboratory testing
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
The Laboratory Supervisor provides accurate and timely clinical laboratory services used in the assessment, treatment, and diagnosis of disease.
This position is responsible for complete resolution of problems. The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the entire operations including but not limited to:
Clinical and all regulatory
Communication to all customers
Operational Issues like supplies and inventory
The Laboratory Supervisor also assists the laboratory managers/director in accomplishing system and lab wide goals and objectives, supervises the work of personnel in assigned areas of responsibility, and promotes teamwork and cohesion and all levels.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Bachelor's Degree in medical technology and a successful completion of twelve month internship in an approved clinical program required. ASCP Certification or equivalent.
For non-clinical areas, 5 years experience is necessary. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
AAS in MLT(ADCP) or equivalent with 3 years supervisory experience.
MT/MLT (ASCP) registration, equivalent or CLIA eligible required for supervision of Technical areas.
5 years experience in area of clinical expertise.
Able to demonstrate Leadership skills, supervisory experience preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
CPR certification is not required.
Good oral, written and electronic data communication skills enabling the translation of facts to/from a variety of sources both within and outside of the laboratory.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with and interpret numbers and figures.
Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards and cope with professional stress.
Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct patient care appropriate to patient population of specialty:
Adult (15 - 65 years)
Geriatric (>65 years)
Responsible for overseeing the daily workload and staffing placement in the Laboratory while working closely with the Management Team. Responsibilities includes training and mentoring employees; evaluating performance of assigned personnel, monitor performance action plans for employees, interviewing of applicants, improve operational efficiencies by focusing on customer service and maximizing production and profit; scheduling/staffing and directing work flow; maintain harmony in the workplace and professional business demeanor at all times.
Supervise laboratory operations to ensure compliance with FSNS Quality Manual, SOP's and quality control measures specified to maintain compliance with ISO 17025 guidelines.
Perform internal audits of processes and ensure accurate performance and interpretation of test results,
Supervise training of new and current laboratory personnel in procedures and protocols
Provide feedback for and administer laboratory personnel reviews
Directly address client needs as required and in collaboration with the Management Team. Oversee status of all results and reporting for clients on laboratory results as needed (including notification of out of specification results)
Process samples and ability to perform all roles that report to supervisor
Perform analyses in various laboratory areas
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
Ensure that the appropriate number of technicians are allocated are in the respective areas of the Laboratory; this will include shifting people when necessary
Work closely with the Operations and Technical Managers and assists when needed
Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
Responsible for the completion of required training
- Supervision and oversight of up to 30 incumbents, dependent on Lab volume.
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