Lab Supervisor
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation 6 reviews - Dillingham, AK

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The Laboratory Supervisor works under the direction of the Laboratory Medical Director and implements the laboratory policies and procedures. Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and test result reporting in a highly complex laboratory, as defined by CLIA-88.

  • Meets the minimum qualifications of testing personnel in a highly complex Laboratory, as defined in 493.1489 of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).
  • Previously qualified or could have qualified as a Medical Technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published in March 14, 1990 (55 FR 9538), on or before February 28, 1992, or
  • Professional registry as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Pathology (ASCP), National Certification Agency (NCA), American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), American Medical Technologists (AMT), or Federal government (HEW)
  • Has at least three years of supervisory experience in a clinical Laboratory
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (infant/pediatric/adolescent/adult/geriatric).
  • Assess data reflective of the patients' status
  • Interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs
  • Provide the care needed as described in Laboratory procedures
  • The individual must be able to work with and care for people of all cultures

  • Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for the day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory and personnel performing testing and reporting test results
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Responsible for writing and maintaining Laboratory procedures
  • Instrumentation
  • Responsible, in cooperation with the Laboratory Medical Director, for selecting appropriate new/replacement Laboratory equipment
  • Assures that all Laboratory equipment maintenance schedules are followed
  • Personnel
  • Responsible, in cooperation with the Laboratory Medical Director, selection of qualified Laboratory personnel
  • Assures annual competency assessment on Laboratory personnel
  • Responsible for annual evaluation of Laboratory personnel
  • Budget
  • Responsible for development and implementation of the Laboratory operational budget
  • Quality Control
  • Maintains the Laboratory Quality Control/Quality Assurance program
  • Proficiency Testing
  • Assures that the Laboratory participates in all required proficiency testing programs
  • Assures that proficiency testing samples are tested and reported like patient testing
  • Supplies
  • Maintains appropriate levels of supplies, consumables, and reagents
  • Laboratory testing
  • Follow the testing personnel responsibility standard as defined in 493.1495 of CLIA-88.
  • Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities
  • Each individual performing high complexity testing must:
  • Follow the Laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Follow all of the Laboratory's Quality Assurance procedures
  • Perform and document all required quality control activities
  • Perform and record all required instrument maintenance and calibration activities
  • Follow the Laboratory's established procedures whenever test systems are not within the Laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results
  • Correct the problem(s), or
  • Report the problem(s) to the Laboratory Medical Director
  • Document all corrective actions taken to correct problem(s)
  • Prepare specimens for send out to various Laboratories
  • Log test results from send out Laboratories in the appropriate patient files
  • Disseminate test results to the appropriate individuals and departments
  • Perform or assist with specimen collection
  • Phlebotomies (blood draws) from patients of all ages and physical conditions
  • Give patients and providers directions in collecting urine, sputum, stool, and other specimens
  • Take call for the Laboratory during the hours that the Laboratory is not routinely staffed
  • Adhere to Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager

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