Position Overview: Mobile Lab Supervisor
Under managerial direction, this position is responsible for complex laboratory procedures and has authority over testing personnel. This classification requires extensive knowledge of science and laboratory procedures, specialized molecular diagnostic laboratory tests, blood test procedures, and medical terminology to perform specialized medical laboratory diagnostic tests. The Lab General Supervisor will be responsible for employee training and development, preparation and supervision of validation protocols and procedures and completion of validation reports and monitoring and maintaining inventory.
- Supervises, directs, plans, develops, implements, evaluates and oversees the execution of daily operations of the high complexity testing in a molecular diagnostic laboratory.
- The supervisor of high-complexity testing must be accessible to the laboratory as needed for on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation.
- Responsible for the day to day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
- Provide resolution of technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by the laboratory Director and Technical Supervisor/Manager.
- Monitor test performance and manage QA/QC Markers and proficiency testing through CAP the proficiency program.
- Ensure that remedial actions are taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
- Provide orientation of testing personnel.
- Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
- Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
- Maintains medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
- Facilitates the implementation of new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress in accordance with management direction.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
- Complies with state and professional continuing education requirements.
Education and Experience
- Previous experience with direct supervision of Laboratory personnel
- Must meet requirements for General Supervisor under CLIA:
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution; and have at least 1 years of laboratory training or experience, in high complexity testing with a minimum of 6 months experience in high complexity testing within the specialty.
- Associates degree in a laboratory science or medical technology program with at least two years of training and/or experience in high complexity testing; or
- Have previously qualified or could have qualified as a general supervisor prior to 2/28/1992.
- 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