Laboratory Supervisor
Location:
Lewisville , Texas
Posted:
December 11, 2017
Reference:
00950-92043
Laboratory Supervisor


Hours: Weekend Only - Evenings 12 hour shift
Location: Medical City Lewisville

Position Summary:
To supervise and monitor the daily activities in the section assigned and ensure that all requests for laboratory testing are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner consistent with departmental policies and procedures. Ensures that all equipment and procedures are functioning properly to provide an acceptable level of service. To have the ability to evaluate the quality of results rendered to physicians and institute corrective actions if results do not meet established criteria. Ensures that all procedures and manuals are current, and conform to accreditation standards. Performs bench work meeting the same guidelines and expectations as other Medical Technologists. Performs other reasonable and related duties as assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Model and ensure the "I AM HCA" behavioral standards are followed.
• Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
• Perform special assignments as needed/requested.
• Serology/Rapid Molecular Testing Oversight
• Serves as a clinical resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care.
• Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
• Attend staff meetings and in-services.
• Transport patients safely.
• Provide care of patients with a variety of medical diagnosis and resulting complications.
• Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
• Reviews results of all work performed in their area on a daily basis.
• Maintains proficiency in all areas of the laboratory.
• Ensures testing is performed in accordance to meet the individual needs of newborns to geriatric patients
• Responds effectively to STAT requests as well as follows established procedure for critical value reporting.
• Provides technical knowledge and expertise for procedural and instrument problem solving.
• Writes, maintains, revises and reviews procedure manuals as necessary.
• Establishes and maintains quality control programs and Quality Assurance Programs.
• Performs and documents all quality control as specified in a complete and timely manner.
• Properly documents all remedial action taken.
• Determines equipment and instrument maintenance and writes procedures for their performance.
• Follows proper procedure for infection control.
• Is familiar with send out procedure, specimen requirements and communications with reference lab.
• Processes patients and specimens in the reception area.
• Maintains proper supply inventory.
Qualifications:
License/Certification/Registration:
Current registration as a MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), MT (AMT), or equivalent is mandatory.
Appropriate specialty certification is desirable, but not mandatory.

Education:
Bachelor's Degree with a strong course background in chemistry and biology or military service equivalent.

Experience:
A minimum of four years clinical laboratory experience per CAP requirements.
Minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in the area of assignment.
Minimum of one year supervisor experience preferred.

Special Qualifications:
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Computer and keyboarding skills.
Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care.
Strong problem solving skills.
Continuous focus on excellence in work environment.
Appropriate specialty certification is desirable, but not mandatory.
Ability to work under stress and cope with problems arising from all phases of patient care.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in solving complex problems and accept responsibility for such decisions, with a minimum of supervision.
Job requires ability to work all shifts and weekends as required.
Ability to operate various instruments.
Can follow written instruction.
Ability to perform procedures according to established standards of operation.

Degree of Supervision Required:
Involves general guidance and directions by the Lab Manager and Laboratory Director and Laboratory Medical Director. The employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently, and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Patient Population Served:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to analyze diagnostic tests for all age categories of patients according to Medical Center of Lewisville expectations and standards. The skills and knowledge need to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience.

Working Conditions: Hospital rooms, common areas, clinical departments, and hospital grounds. See attached physical demands analysis for information related to potential job hazards, and functional requirements.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

Know someone who would be interested in this job? Share it with your network.