Responsible for the accurate and efficient performance of the clinical department on all shifts. Responsible for supervising personnel and ensuring that all procedures are properly performed. Position duties include performing bench work, monitoring Quality Control, instrument maintenance, ordering and maintaining supplies, and workload tallying. Also responsible for performing yearly staff evaluations, preparing yearly budget, work schedules, interviewing perspective employees, and approval of staff time for payroll. This individual is a member of the Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee and attends departmental and hospital meetings.
Provides leadership, supervision, coaching, and guidance to staff.
Maintains standards of quality within the department.
Includes staff in establishing unit goals. Shares accountability with staff for meeting goals.
Holds self and staff accountable to the policies, procedures, and standards of Federal, State, Local and other governing agencies, as well as that of the hospital and department.
Provides input to the Director into the financial management, planning and preparation of annual budget.
Maintains active involvement in budget monitoring as required by director.
Evaluates equipment and supplies to provide optimum service at minimum cost.
Effectively utilize staff within staffing guidelines and budgetary constraints.
Identifies areas for cost improvement and makes recommendation for service program or departmental initiatives.
Prepare required reports including workload recording.
Reviews results from proficiency testing and writes critiques when necessary.
Attends supervisor meetings and Pathology Quality Assurance Committee meetings.
Acts as liaison with other departments, physicians, and Administration.
Is able to perform all tests within clinical department accurately and precisely and set up new procedures. Handles technical matters within clinical department.
Performs bench work in all areas of clinical department.
Is aware of all panic values for all procedures within clinical department and their reporting.
On-call when not on hospital premises to answer questions and solve problems.
Monitors, performs and records all appropriate quality controls.
Monitors and schedules preventative maintenance on a regular basis.
Monitors inventory and assures supplies are adequate.
Responsible for procedure manuals being complete and up to date.
Responsible for adherence to all regulations of certifying agencies, i.e. JCAHO, CAP, AABB, etc.
College degree from an accredited college or university and/or completion of required training in an approved school of medical technology.
Two years of Supervisory experience required
Five years of experience in Microbiology/Core Lab required