Supervisor of Clinical Laboratory
Company: Renown Healthcare
Posted on: April 17, 2019
Position Purpose Under the direction of the Clinical Laboratory
Management, the incumbent is accountable for ensuring that
appropriate and timely specimen handling, delivery, specimen
testing, results reporting and customer service are provided in an
efficient and cost effective manner in accordance with laboratory
and hospital policies and procedures. The incumbent is also
responsible for ensuring that all laboratory procedures being
performed in areas of responsibility will comply with all
regulatory, accrediting, and licensure requirements.
This position will be required to work a flexible schedule that may
include evenings and weekends and provide coverage for the
department as needed.
The primary responsibility for this position will include one of
the following (or a combination of all) areas in the Clinical
* Microbiology: includes the subspecialties of Bacteriology,
Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Virology, Parasitology and Molecular
* Core Laboratory 1: includes General and Special Chemistry, Blood
gases, Immunology, and Serology, knowledge of automation line and
Remisol Interface preferred.
* Core Laboratory 2: includes Hematology, Coagulation, Special
Coagulation and Urinalysis.
* Transfusion Services (Blood Bank): includes Blood Transfusion
medicine, and Blood Utilization and Waste.
* Histology: includes Histology Tissue Grossing, Processing,
Embedding, sectioning and Staining. Preferred knowledge of
cytology, including GYN and Non -GYN specimens and Pap Smear
preparation and reading is suggested, IHC and special stains, Bone
Marrow processing and Transcription.
* Quality Management and Quality Control: Directs the collection of
data for studies related to quality improvement; including
monitoring of patient turn-around times (TAT); Uses
Transformational Health Care fundamentals to optimize our patient's
health care experience. Manages CAP inspections with oversight of
laboratory document control to meet accreditation standards.
Nature and Scope Renown Health Clinical Laboratory is a
24-hour/7-days a week operation, providing laboratory services to
both inpatient and outpatient populations. Lab Services are located
both at Renown Regional Medical Center and at Renown South Meadows
Medical Center, including various outpatient locations in Northern
Incumbent will make operational decisions in conjunction or
consultation with the Clinical Laboratory Management regarding
hiring, performance evaluations, employee terminations, etc.
Technical decisions regarding implementation of work flow policies
and procedures will be made in conjunction with the Clinical
Laboratory Management and the Medical Director, and with the final
approval of the Medical Director. In this position, the incumbent
is responsible for handling multiple priorities such as providing
testing services for trauma victims to routine medical patients,
and providing consistently accurate and timely laboratory results
to nursing and medical staff. It is the expectation that the
Supervisor will actively work in the department covering a bench no
less than 20 percent and no more than 80 percent of their scheduled
The major challenges of this position are supervising multiple
employees, ensuring adequate staffing, general supervisory duties
and research and development of new policies and procedures.
Innovative cost reduction strategies are continuing areas for
review to provide new opportunities and possibilities.
The incumbent must consider the age of the patient when any patient
contact is initiated. Must be able to communicate with a diverse
patient population and their families when in contact. Positive
customer service behavior is expected at all times.
The incumbent must be knowledgeable of and observe all safety
requirements in a laboratory and hospital setting. Comprehensive
knowledge must be maintained for all procedures that are required
to be performed. Competency in work related skills must be
This position does not provide direct patient care. Disclaimer The
foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed
to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and
efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended
to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred Name Description
Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English
language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Requires
a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Medical
Technology, or a closely related field according to current
applicable state and federal regulations. Experience: Requires two
(2) or more years of medical laboratory experience as a nationally
certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist Senior (Medical
Technologist) in the appropriately designated function areas(s).
License(s): A current State of Nevada Clinical Laboratory
Technologist license as a General Supervisor is required within 7
months of hire. Certification(s): National certification as MT
(ASCP) or equivalent is preferred; specialty certification in one
or more areas of responsibility preferred. Computer / Typing: Must
be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer
to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.
Previous experience with Soft Computer system and Laboratory
Information Systems is favorable.
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