GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Medical Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the provision of comprehensive, quality-assured laboratory services for all public health department divisions. The Medical Laboratory Supervisor oversees all laboratory activities and has the responsibility for testing that affects the public health of Durham County. The Medical Laboratory Supervisor must function with a high level of self-direction and work independently on a daily basis to solve patient care and analytical issues as they arise. This position is expected to engage effectively in discussions with the Laboratory Director, Administrative Director, and Clinicians. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Daily position expectations include the following: • Provide technical expertise for all areas of the laboratory including phlebotomy services. • Serve as a resource to clinicians and others who utilize the services of the laboratory. • Act as a technical consultant for all areas of the laboratory including instrumentation, methodology, quality control, specimen integrity and phlebotomy. • Interact with a variety of laboratory and public health personnel as well as external customers.
Supervisory expectations include the following: • Create and maintain employee schedules to ensure adequate laboratory coverage. • Maintain competency in all areas of the laboratory and phlebotomy in order to assist with workload regularly. • Assess employee performance and deliver Performance Appraisals, counseling, etc. as needed. • Order and maintain adequate levels of reagent and consumable inventory.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Considerable theoretical knowledge of the variety of laboratory procedures applicable to the area(s) of work. • Considerable theoretical knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation, terminology, and phlebotomy services. • General knowledge of the basic pathophysiological processes being monitored and how the medical laboratory science is applied. • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of procedures. • Skill in phlebotomy. • Ability to make accurate observations and written reports of test results. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Ability to instruct medical technology students and other health professionals in laboratory procedures and instrumentation. • Ability to supervise the work of others; ability to research procedures and methods and implement necessary changes. • Ability to communicate effectively with the staff, the Medical Laboratory Director, Administrative Director, and Clinicians.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in medical technology, chemistry, or a biological science from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of medical laboratory experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Two years of clinical laboratory experience in a supervisor or lead capacity • Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and/or National Credentialing Agency (NCA).
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