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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 Laboratory:· Microbiology: includes the subspecialties of Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Virology, Parasitology and Molecular Microbiology.

      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

 

      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 workflow 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 time.

      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 demonstrated annually.

      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 job.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Education: 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: Two (2) or more years of medical laboratory experience as a nationally certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Histotechnologist preferred.

License(s): A current State of Nevada Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Histotechnologist license required at time of hire. General Supervisor or General Supervisor with a Specialty is required within 7 months of hire.

Certification(s): National certification as Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) or Histotechnologist HTL (ASCP) preferred; specialty certification in one or more areas of responsibility preferred.

 

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