The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the quality and reliability of all testing performed in the area of responsibility - Blood Bank. The Supervisor is active in matters of test evaluation, validation, selection of instrumentation, methodology, quality control, testing schedules, proficiency testing, maintenance, and regulatory and accreditation requirements. Maintains high standards for accuracy, precision, and appropriate turn-around-time of those services offered by that laboratory section. Works closely with Laboratory Manager, Medical Director, Pathologists, other Supervisors, physicians, nurses and other healthcare personnel to accomplish these goals. Teaches, trains, directs, coaches, monitors, evaluates, and counsels employees working in their department. As appropriate for the laboratory's needs, may also maintain skills, knowledge, competency, and ability to perform testing in other laboratory departments. May assist laboratory director in overall management of laboratory operations especially concerning patient safety, quality laboratory services, and employee matters that arise in the director's absence. Maintains knowledge and awareness of hospital policies, procedures, and goals, and ensures that employees know, understand and follow same. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, Chemistry or Biology is required; or, Ninety semester hours (or equivalent in quarter hours) of college courses, with a minimum of 48 semester hours in chemistry, biology and mathematics required.
2. Formal laboratory training (e.g., "internship") in an accredited laboratory, including lecture and supervised practical instruction in Blood Banking.
3. Successful completion of ASCP-MT, NCA-CLS, HHS, or AMT-MT laboratory technologist (scientist) examination. Other comparable certification credentials may be acceptable to the laboratory administrative director and /or chief pathologist.
4. Four (4) years of pertinent full time laboratory experience in an accredited laboratory required.
5. Work history of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience, preferably in a hospital setting and in one or more laboratory sections.
Essential Job Functions (Physical Requirements):
· Ability to stand and move around for at least 8 hours per shift.
· Correctly perceive colors and shades.
· Bend, lift, reach and move up to 25 pounds.
· Exposure to acids, soaps, disinfectants, other chemicals including some potentially hazardous substances requiring personal protective equipment.
· Exposure to blood, urine, other body substances, including those carrying potentially infectious diseases requiring personal protective equipment.
· Exposure to potential hazard of electrical shock and to mechanical injury.
· Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year, operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients.
· Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment.