Laboratory Supervisor - Full Time - Days - Garden City, KS
May 18, 2018
Garden City, Kansas
St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters more than 80 years ago. This 115-bed, Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center provides a full-range of medical specialties for the people of southwest Kansas with a Level III Emergency Room, leading edge cardiac care, the Maternal-Child Birth Center and a free standing Cancer Center affiliated with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Exceptional care, extraordinary people and a faith-based, non-profit mission - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital unique for patients and rewarding for associates. Residents of Garden City enjoy life in a relaxed, small-town (population approx. 30,000) with a zoo, several parks, golf courses, modern shopping and more. For more information about St. Catherine Hospital, visit http://www.stcatherinehosp.org/.
A leadership position responsible for operational management of the clinical laboratory. Responsible for direct leadership of technical associates and may include pre-analytic supervision as determined by site. Performs all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to testing and clinical relevance. Functions in a self-directed manner, and exhibits effective communication and advanced problem solving skills.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Equivalent
Minimum Experience Requirements
3 years of MLS, MT, or MLT work experience in the clinical laboratory.
MLS with ASCP certification, or MT/MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification, or specialty ASCP certification in the assigned department.
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Name Description Time Spent
Responsible for operational management of the clinical
laboratory, including direct leadership of technical associates.
Responsible for staff scheduling and monitoring of workflow.
Responsible for the coordination and completion of training of
new associates and students. Responsible for ensuring staff
competency assessments are met and completed. Ensures that
staff meets all safety, compliance and regulatory standards.
Responsible for associate selection, hiring, training, performance
appraisals, recognition, coaching, and corrective action.
Investigates and resolves occurrence reports. Responsible for, or
has oversight of, compiling various reports and resolution of
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issues. Actively involved in inspections and follow up. Maintains
clinical skills and competencies to assist on bench as needed.
Demonstrated knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA or other process
improvement tools. Participates in quality improvement projects.
May be required to participate in or lead laboratory and/or hospital
projects, teams, or committees. Attends department, laboratory,
and hospital meetings and forums.
Responsible for review of QC, maintenance, calibrations,
validations, reagent verification, downtime metrics, and other
department documentation. Ensures AMRs and correlations are
completed per schedule. Assists with coordination of
implementation and validation of new analyzers. Ensures that
proficiency testing is assigned, tested, and submitted.
Coordinates and completes proficiency testing investigation follow
up. Reviews various laboratory reports including critical values,
revised reports, TNP reports, QM reports and others as assigned.
Works with technical specialists to ensure compliance and
standardization within lab areas. Acts a liaison between technical
specialist and technical associates. Monitors quality metrics and
processes to meet goals. Facilitates investigation, follow up and
retraining with associates as needed.
ANALYTICAL TESTING AND RESULT REPORTING
Maintains a safe and clean working environment. Follows
laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agencies policies, procedures,
and guidelines. Performs all levels of testing within the assigned
discipline with a high level of competency. Performs job duties in
an efficient and organized manner within required time frame.
Utilizes critical thinking skills to correlate and interpret data.
Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including
communication documentation of critical results. Demonstrates
problem resolution and decision-making skills for any operation
and technical problems. Assist with resolution of unusual test
orders by following up with reference lab, pathology, referring to
lab leadership when appropriate. Compiles and reviews LIS
reports to ensure all samples are collected and processed in
appropriate time frame. Takes appropriate steps to ensure
continuity of laboratory operations and patient care is always
Responsible for equipment operation, maintenance,
troubleshooting, and appropriate documentation of activities.
Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently
in monitoring financial activities and budget development.
Serves as a liaison with other laboratory departments and hospital
services. Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results,
status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory
information. Consistently monitors Centura email account and
provides timely response when appropriate. Handles and resolves
customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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