Responsible for competency, evaluations, hiring, disciplinary actions, and continued education of histology related personnel. Responsible for suggesting terms of employment, contract negotiation (contract employees), and following the processes of rehabilitation and disciplinary actions of lab related employees. Liaison between histology personnel and Laboratory Manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manages and coordinates the procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment.
- Monitors standing orders, negotiating supply contracts, continued evaluation pricing/discounts, and termination of agreements with vendors. Supervise and control inventory distribution
- Coordinates and performs training of personnel performing laboratory related duties.
- Ensures that all personnel performing duties are continuously informed of changes in processes
- Evaluation of individual work performance and documentation of performance that needs additional training or disciplinary actions
- Responsible for the initiation, design, and completion of any special projects, process improvements or new method introduction at the request of the Medical Director or Chief Laboratory Officer
- Plans the testing and calibration procedures according to validation protocols for instruments and equipment
- Troubleshooting and repair of laboratory equipment
- Maintains continued service of laboratory equipment. Notification of vendors in the event of equipment malfunctioning
- Maintains a clean and safe environment for all laboratory personnel.
- Performs accessioning, grossing, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, coverslipping, and quality control of histology specimens
- Coordinates the proper education, usage and disposal of hazardous waste
- Must adhere to all universal precautions and enforces personal protective equipment in use by laboratory personnel
- Ensures that all workflow processes are completed within acceptable time frames
- Responsible for the preparation of Quality Control documents, temperature control log sheets, equipment maintenance log sheets, discrepancy logs, calibration logs, and general work performance logs
- Responsible for the maintenance and organization of all documentation generated by the laboratory
- Coordinates any changes to the SOP to the Medical Director and Chief Laboratory Officer for approval of changes.
- Ability to perform laboratory mathematics
- Experienced with workflow management
- High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted activities
- Ability to look beyond daily functions to implement higher standards through evaluation and education
- Advocate and example of team concept
- Superior interpersonal communication: tactful, mature, flexible and professional
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; resourceful and organized
- Assumes other duties as assigned by management
- Understands and observes all confidentiality and HIPAA provisions
- Recognizes and conveys to management any departmental improvements necessary
- Responsible for all equipment in assigned areas of work
- Must obey all safety rules and regulations at all times
- Responsible for maintenance and submission of timesheets by required deadline
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
- Must meet qualification for Technical Supervisor under CLIA
- Minimum Bachelors of Science degree in a chemical physical or biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution with at least 4 years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing with a minimum of 6 months experience in high complexity testing within the subspecialty of histology;
- Comprehensive knowledge of Histology preferred
- Must get ASCP certification within one (1) year of hire.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately.
- Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
- Interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the Laboratory and the public.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to deliver information and results in a timely and efficient manner.
- Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
- Ability to maintain and repair analytical instrumentation.
- Ability to effectively operate a chemistry laboratory and direct student employees.
- Ability to maintain inventory of chemicals and laboratory equipment.
Work Environment: May work in a variety of laboratory environments at Biosafety Levels I or II. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patient samples on complex equipment.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day as needed, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected
Employee Signature Date
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