Sample Prep Lab Supervisor
Bonfils Blood Center - Denver, CO

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Position Summary:

Under administrative direction, develops and supervises activities and individuals within the Donor Testing Laboratory.

Position Responsibilities:

1. Practices responsible financial resource management.

1.1. Assists manager in writing goals that support the strategic plan.

1.2. Assists manager in justifying capital expenditures including exploration of alternatives and return on investment of expenditures.

1.3. Reviews requests for supplies, equipment and repairs within the parameters of budgetary allotments and financial services policies.

1.4. Determines and assures adequate inventory of supplies to maintain efficient operations.

1.5. Leads staff in product assessment or comparison studies.

1.6. Notifies management of changes in supply/equipment performance.

1.7. Develops staffing and workflow design to assure cost effective operations.

2. Performs all aspect of Supervisor responsibilities.

2.1. Communicates effectively with staff.

2.2. Monitors staff competency.

2.3. Assists in providing work design and position specifications.

2.4. Schedules staff and assigns duties and projects, to accomplish work and assure cost effective operations.

2.5. Maintains and monitors department inventory and supplies.

2.6. Reviews and authorizes time; maintains time reports and attendance records accordingly.

2.7. Documents employees’ performance, providing staff members’ feedback in a timely manner.

2.8. Ensures work is complete and accurate.

2.9. Interviews and select job candidates for hire.

2.10. Ensures appropriate orientation and training of new staff members.

2.11. Develops an open, efficient and effective work environment.

2.12. Identifies and resolves conflict.

2.13. Counsels, disciplines and, on occasion, terminates employees, in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and with Human Resources approval.

2.14. Performs routine operations 20-50% of time.

3. Designs quality in the system.

3.1. Assists in writing, revising and reviewing Operating Procedures (OPs).

3.2. Ensures OPs are implemented, followed, and reviewed on an annual basis by staff.

3.3. Ensures work environment supports operations, training and performance of tests according to OPs.

3.4. Ensures records are maintained to allow tracking and trending of department’s functions.

3.5. Works with department Manager, Training Specialist and Quality Engineer (QE) to perform validations, as necessary.

4. Monitors the system.

4.1. Reports and documents any discrepancies, malfunctions or problems to Manager.

4.2. Reviews data from monitoring nonconformances and makes recommendations for improvement.

4.3. Ensures methods for data collections are developed, implemented, and makes recommendations to management.

4.4. Supports error management system and implements corrective and preventive actions.

4.5. Guides staff in troubleshooting of department processes.

5. Facilitates continuous improvement.

5.1. Implements change in an effective and efficient manner.

5.2. Assists in development of planned and systematic processes for improvement.

5.3. Assists in developing long range plans to accomplish quality.

  • Assists in department audits and serves as auditor contact, as needed.
  • Responsible for performing end of shift duties according to OPs.
  • Performs testing on donor samples and other duties in compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Serves as vendor field service contact, as needed.
  • Participates in department on-call rotation.
  • Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution and/or Medical Technologist (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA), or Blood Banking (ASCP) required


    Previous laboratory or blood center experience required

    Previous supervisor/management experience preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge of viral, diagnostic, serological or general laboratory testing practices required

    Familiarity of cGMPs and regulatory/accreditation agencies (FDA, AABB, CAP)

    Manual dexterity

    Grammar, punctuation and spelling rules essential

    Excellent organizational skills

    Excellent oral communication and facilitation skills

    Excellent written communication skills including writing, editing and proofreading

    Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Attention to detail

    Ability to prioritize work based on needs of organization and value of project to company mission

    This is a full time position with benefits reporting to our headquarters at 717 Yosemite Street, Denver CO. The hours are Mon-Fri from 2:30pm-10:00pm with rotating Saturdays. The starting pay is $20.31 to $24.14 per hour (plus a shift differential) dependent on experience.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We participate in the SSA/DHS E-Verify program. To read employee rights and responsibilities under the family and medical leave act, go to

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