To supervise the personnel and operational activities of a small to medium-sized diagnostic or research laboratory.
Supervise and/or instruct the work of technical support personnel (including students) performing a variety of standard and specialized research or medical diagnostic tests.
Coordinate (or assist in the coordination of) quality control procedures for the laboratory, including record keeping/reporting and scheduling as necessary.
Supervise the proper maintenance of laboratory, lab equipment, supplies, and handling/disposal of infectious materials and hazardous chemicals/materials.
Troubleshoot specialized and routine laboratory equipment and perform limited maintenance as necessary.
Perform highly specialized or complex procedures in the laboratory as necessary and perform more routine tests as necessitated by personnel shortages.
Comply with all appropriate regulatory and accreditation requirements applicable to the laboratory environment being supervised.
Instruct and supervise students rotating through laboratory.
Interview, hire, train, and evaluate (or assist) support staff.
A Bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
Depending on the laboratory, a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or registration as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or an equivalent accreditation group (AMT, NCA, ASCP, HEW/HHS) may be required to meet accreditation requirements. Where no specific requirement exists, one additional year of technical experience will be added to experience requirement.
Four years of technical experience in specified area in a hospital or similar laboratory setting is necessary.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. The employee may be required ambulate, remain in a stationary position and position self to reach and/or move objects above the shoulders and below the knees. The employee may be required to move objects up to 10 lbs.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activates, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job; however, completion of these duties is a measure of successful performance. Employees of this job classification are subject to quarterly performance reviews. Basic function, responsibilities and characteristics duties may change at any time with or without notice.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 20004008
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