Lab Supervisor

Job ID
2020-6730
Location
Tallahassee-Memorial Hosp
Department
Compatibility Testing Lab
Geographic Location
US-FL-Tallahassee
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Shift: This position will work second shift with a weekend rotation.

 

Under the direction of the Director or designee, provides leadership and technical expertise, coordinates workflow, manages staff scheduling and payroll functions, and performs training and quality activities. Ensures that testing is completed in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with regulatory guidelines and organizational policies and procedures. Has responsibility for oversight of staff. Performs the essential functions of the Medical Technologist.

Responsibilities

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the duties and responsibilities performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Supervises the employees of assigned area ensuring efficiency of workflow and continuity of services
  • Ensures completion of employee departmental orientation, competency testing, compliance training and other mandatory instructions
  • Ensures efficiency and productivity by monitoring the production status and directing the workflow and people resources to meet deadlines and standards
  • Provides oversight and supervision of Lab Assistants, Lab Technicians, Medical Technologists and Med Tech Leads
  • Participates in validations, projects and monitoring key performance indicators
  • Provides leadership and technical expertise for the department helping to resolve issues associated with protocol, equipment, interpretation of test results and system interfaces
  • Ensures that all QC/QA procedures, maintenance schedules, instrument calibration and function checks and other regulatory inspection agency requirements are followed 
  • Participates in the ongoing monitoring for each testing process to identify errors or potential problems leading to errors and takes effective and preventive corrective actions when indicated
  • Performs Medical Technologist bench work as needed
  • Participates in an on-call rotation

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in medical technology, biological science or related field from an accredited college or university. Three (3) or more years in a clinical laboratory, preferably blood banking environment including one (1) or more years’ experience in supervision and management experience or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS:

Valid and current Florida Technologist license in Immunohematology or Blood Banking, supervisor license preferred. In certain specialty laboratories performing HLA, molecular testing or patient testing, other Florida licenses may be required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and ability to read technical procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to organize work for timely completion
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read, write and speak English effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Skill in operating office equipment
  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to commute with personal transportation
  • Ability to report to work during a disaster, public health emergency or other catastrophic event.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds).

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. 

 

Functions are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as inclement weather, atmospheric elements and pathogenic substances. Performance of this job could expose the employee to blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

OneBlood is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability/Other Protected Categories

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