Responsible for the timely performance of testing on the assigned shift. . Prepares and oversees monthly and quarterly staff schedules (holidays, weekends, and vacations schedules) according to the needs of the laboratory. Prepares supervisors weekly/weekend on call schedule and holiday schedules. Approved time off. Oversees bi-weekly payroll, coordinates and monitors time and attendance reporting. Print exception reports and monitor trends. Provides schedule information to the Director for the monthly schedule. Ensures that QC activities are carried out appropriately and on the required schedule.
Analyzes and reviews results of tests performed by technical personnel on the assigned shift in a timely manner, evaluating for technical accuracy and making appropriate determinations based upon the results. Analyzes, reviews and evaluates results for final reports and verifies entries made by laboratory personnel, including test data, demographics and billing prior to final reporting.
Participates in the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and disciplinary actions of technical personnel.
Reinforces topics discussed at full staff meetings on assigned shift. Documents proceedings. Reports to full staff meetings effectively on special assignments.
Coordinates clinical experience for new employees, pathology residents, fellows and medical technology students. Participates in teaching and evaluation of students assigned to the laboratory.
Reads, understands, and complies with Network and Laboratory policies and procedures, N.J and N.Y. State Dept. of Health, CAP, ASHI, and UNOS regulations and standards. Coordinates preparation of the Laboratory for inspections and is the liaison with regulatory agencies. When possible, volunteers as an ASHI or CAP inspector.
Coordinates and monitors laboratory CAP, ASHI, NYSDOH, NJDOH and CLIA accreditation and licensing process.
Coordinate and monitor schedule for proficiency testing from CAP, ASHI, UCLA. Assign all technical staff to participate through the year. Notify staff upon receipt of PTA survey, print results once posted by agency, get remedial action done and make sure all the signatures are completed.
Maintains and coordinates laboratory service agreements with all organ transplant center on a two-year basis. Laboratory service guide maintenance, make and update Fee schedule on a regular basis.
Maintains current task authorization for all laboratory procedures and performs specimen management, reagent preparation, proficiency testing, clinical testing and data entry and retrieval as needed and in conformance with approved laboratory procedures. Participates in 27 hours of continuing education activities/year in order to maintain current knowledge and skills in the field.
Direct staff to ensure the laboratory facilities and equipment are maintained in accordance with all Laboratory and Network safety and infection control policies and practices, including all refrigerators, freezers and incubators. Maintains and coordinates biannual preventive maintenance service on all laboratory equipment. Monitors staff with regard to the disposal of Laboratory regulated medical waste.
Maintains and complies with laboratory safety audits annually. Maintains and monitors spill kits.
Prepares and monitors temperature schedules (Isensix) on a monthly basis on all three shifts. Prints Isensix records on a monthly basis and maintain log in the office for inspections. Issues and maintains all the user name/password and other codes to all staff members for Isensix.
Maintains and updates medical waste tracking forms for NJS as well as Environmental Protection Agency. Prepare and send EPA report on medical waste on an annual basis.
Maintains all staff CE hours. Sets up GU audio-conferences on a bi-weekly basis for CE hours.
Monitors the inventory of Blood Bank reagents and supplies and ensures their availability.
Serves as a member of the laboratory management and QA/QC committees. Participates in committee initiatives.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or a related field and 4 to 6 years of histocompatibility testing with at least 2 years in a supervisory or specialist capacity is required.
Certification CHT/CHS (ABHI) is required.
At the discretion of the Laboratory Director CHT/CHS certification may be substituted for a minimum of 5 years or more supervisory experience in an ASHI/CAP certified HLA laboratory.
Must qualify under current Federal and ASHI regulations as general supervisor.
Recommendation of the Lab Director is required.
Must accept assignment to any shift as determined by the director to be in the best interest of the laboratory’s duties to the patients.
New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age. sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability or any other class protected by Federal, State or Local laws.
Internal Number: 1225
About NJ Sharing Network
Who We Are
NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. We are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list.
We operate 24/7/365 with a team of over 150 highly trained and dedicated members on staff. Our Governing and Foundation Boards are made up of a diverse group of individuals from both public and private sectors, across a variety of disciplines, and many of whom have been touched by donation including donor families and recipients. They bring great experience and insight to the important and life-saving work that we do.
NJ Sharing Network was formed in June 1987 when three New Jersey organ procurement organizations merged.
Later that year, legislation passed by both state and federal governments, known as Required Request/Assured Option, began requiring hospitals to present the option of donation to family members of potential donors.
Since then, NJ Sharing Network and our Foundation have s...et out to educate the general public about how transplantation can save lives with the goal of increasing the number of organ donors.
What We Do
By working closely with hospitals and transplant centers, and increasing awareness with education tools and the media, the number of organs recovered in New Jersey for transplant has quadrupled since NJ Sharing Network was founded. Through supporting our hospital partners, medical examiners and funeral directors in the identification, referral and care of potential organ and tissue donors, we realize our mutual goal of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.
Our fully accredited “state of the art” transplant laboratory performs histocompatibility testing of organ donors and recipients. The laboratory also plays a critical role in the pre and post-transplant evaluation, and successful transplantation of highly sensitized individuals who would be difficult to treat under general conditions.
The Family Services Division provides care during and after a donor family's experience. Family Services also addresses unique issues related to seeking consent for organ and tissue donation.
NJ Sharing Network's goal is to educate New Jersey residents about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, so they can discuss donation with their families and make the personal decision to register as a donor.
In addition, we work closely with state lawmakers to pass legislation, such as the landmark 2008 Hero Act which mandates donation education in public high school curriculums, for public institutes of higher learning and as a condition for graduation for professional nursing and medical school programs.
Volunteers are at the heart of our community outreach. Our volunteers help educate the public about organ donation and transplantation by participating in programs including Donate Life Regional Groups, faith-based outreach, hospital and corporate events, high school education and the wrapped in love program. To ensure our volunteers are knowledgeable and comfortable with their role as our advocates, monthly volunteer certification trainings and specialty programs are available.
Best Place to Work in New Jersey
We're honored to be selected by NJBIZ as one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the third consecutive year! We thank our NJ Sharing Network staff, whose dedication and compassion make our organization such a special place, and our community of supporters for making our life-saving mission possible.