Lab Supervisor job, DC

A medical facility near Washington DC, has a need for an experienced Regional Lab Supervisor to join their team.  This position will require about 5% travel.  The position oversees approximately 20-25 employees.  This is a high volume lab!  It is a working Supervisor position.

To supervise the operations of a regional laboratory service (Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Core Lab, Cytology, Transfusion Service, Molecular, etc.). To supervise laboratory staff performing moderate and high complexity laboratory tests and to ensure the delivery of high quality, effective information to all providers and Health Plan staff. To research options and lead the effort toward continuous improvement in the quality of laboratory services. To serve as a regional resource and technical operational liaison in his/her specialty to pathologists, providers, and facility laboratories, in the Mid-Atlantic States Region.
Essential Functions:
• Manages QC/QA activities in accordance with the Regional Laboratory QA/QC plan. Routinely prepares interpretive reports to laboratory management utilizing regional quality control and quality assurance information to improve quality of patient information. Assures that all required QC/QA elements to satisfy regulatory and accreditation standards are met or exceeded.
• Ensures specialty laboratories maintain compliance with all proficiency-testing requirements and procedures are consistent with current lab practices and CLSI guidelines. Ensures laboratory maintains compliance with all federal, state, and inspecting agency regulations.
• Works in an effective partnership with the Laboratory Operations Manager and the MAPMG Director of Clinical Laboratories to ensure compliance with quality assurance, accreditation requirements and regulatory standards.
• Serves as a specialty technical consultant to the laboratory management team, pathologists, and providers. May conduct provider in-service sessions regarding specimen collection techniques and collection material changes as required.
• Communicates with Laboratory Operations Manager regarding service area strategies, opportunities for internalization, operations, and issues that impact laboratory service. Completes reports as assigned within established timeframes.
• Provides effective on-going communication with facility Laboratory Supervisors to include quality of specimen handling, problem resolutions, procedural changes, and enhancements to regional services strategies.
• Manages laboratory personnel to include hiring, training, scheduling, payroll preparation, evaluation and competency testing, counseling, disciplining, and terminating in conformance with union contracts, personnel policies, EEO and Affirmative Action.
• Provides technical direction to staff in the performance of all approved laboratory procedures in the specialty discipline. Resolves technical problems and ensures that remedial actions are taken. May perform technical duties as required.
• Supervises and maintains the operations of a regional laboratory service.
• Ensures that the regional laboratories provide accurate, timely and appropriate information to providers.
• Implements regional laboratory standards involved with new or amended procedures and policy changes on a timely basis.
• Manages information flow to staff effectively regarding policy and procedural changes. Maintains records of all training and meetings within the lab structure.
• Prepares and maintains regional laboratory payroll and non-payroll budgets within approved budgetary guidelines.
• Manages information flow to staff regarding policy and procedure changes.
• Participates in internal and external educational programs to develop management skills.
• Interfaces with contract reference laboratory staff to ensure accurate, timely, and appropriate laboratory information.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum six (6) years of full-time comprehensive laboratory experience in high complexity testing required.
• Meets CLIA ’88 qualifications for a general supervisor of high complexity testing with a minimum four (4) years in a specialty department required.

• Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related field (hematology, chemistry, microbiology, core lab, cytology, transfusion service, molecular) required.
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration
• Medical Technologist (ASCP) or Cytotechnologist (ASCP) or equivalent certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.
• Master’s degree in related field preferred.
• Specialty certification preferred.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

  • Is the Lab Supervisor overseeing the whole lab or just a section of it (ie-Core Lab, Blood Bank, Micro, etc); There’s typically 2 Lab Supervisors
  • How many FTEs, is this a working supervisor position:20-25 employee’s (FT/PT/Short Hour and On Call).
  • Who does the Supervisor report to (Mgr or Director):Lab Operations Manager
  • How many beds is the hospital? N/A
  • Volume of lab draws? : This is a high volume facility
  • Is there an outreach lab as well?;No
  • Location address?;700 2nd StN. E Washington DC
  • Shift schedule? Hours worked?; M-F some weekends & holiday 8am  – 5pm

Salary range is $32.83–44.37/hr.

For more information, please contactTina Roberts, President
588 Sutter Street, Suite 349
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 770-1200(415) 684-2526


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