Job Title: Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor
Company: Good Samaritan Hospital
City/State: Suffern, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Position: Full Time
Req #: 22541
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2021
The Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor supervises staff performing chemistry laboratory testing and assures that testing operations occur in a satisfactory manner consistent with regulatory requirements. This position is responsible for work flow technical and patient issues, acts as a technical consultant for technical and patient issues, and coordinates chemistry lab instruments and maintenance. The Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for executing direction from the Administrative Laboratory Director and Medical Director of the Laboratory.
Manages, supervises, and coordinates all activities related to testing activity within the Chemistry Department, ensuring that patient testing meets quality standards and turn-around time expectations. Oversees workflow and troubleshoots technical and patient issues that arise during shift. Works with laboratory leadership to improve systems to support the patient testing process, and evaluates departmental needs and makes recommendations to revise testing methodologies and platforms as necessary. Functions as a member of the local laboratory leadership team, and coordinates with lab leadership in the identification, implementation, and optimization of patient testing. Evaluates department problems and develops and recommends resolution strategies. Delegate’s proficiency testing challenges to all techs, responsible for result entry in DOH and CAP database and result review with root cause analysis as needed. Delegates work assignments, and, as necessary, reassign staff to meet changing workload and circumstances. Coordinates with LIS and IT to ensure that all appropriate Chemistry lab instrumentation is interfaced. Ensures the performance of linearity studies, correlations and routine and emergency maintenance of chemistry laboratory instrumentation and methodologies as per regulatory requirements. Assures quality control and proficiency testing is performed as per policy and is within practice guidelines. Performs review of patient test results and quality reports. Evaluates training needs and competencies of staff and conducts training accordingly. Assures staff compliance to policies and procedures. Performs payroll duties, Kronos, for the chemistry lab staff, and creates a schedule for Chemistry Department. Ensures and maintains adequate supplies and reagents. Assure cost efficiencies. Develops, writes and maintains appropriate procedure manuals, policies and competency tools. Implements new procedures as approved by Laboratory management. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:
A minimum of six years relevant professional lab work experience
Bachelor’s degree in laboratory sciences or related degree
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid New York State Education Department License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist; National registration preferred (NCA/ASCP)
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.