Laboratory Supervisor - Full Time - Days - Garden City, KS:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Garden City Kansas

St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters more than 80 years ago. This 115-bed, Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center provides a full-range of medical specialties for the people of southwest Kansas with a Level III Emergency Room, leading edge cardiac care, the Maternal-Child Birth Center and a free standing Cancer Center affiliated with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Exceptional care, extraordinary people and a faith-based, non-profit mission - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital unique for patients and rewarding for associates.  Residents of Garden City enjoy life in a relaxed, small-town (population approx. 30,000) with a  zoo, several parks, golf courses, modern shopping and more. For more information about St. Catherine Hospital, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123834

Recruiter Contact: Amy S. Donnelly [email protected]

Clinic/Department:  6145 CLS SCH GENERAL TESTING 


Schedule:  Full Time

Shift: Days

Position Summary

A leadership position responsible for operational management of the clinical laboratory. Responsible for direct leadership of technical associates and may include pre-analytic supervision as determined by site. Performs all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to testing and clinical relevance. Functions in a self-directed manner, and exhibits effective communication and advanced problem solving skills.


Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or Equivalent


Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 3 years of MLS, MT, or MLT work experience in the clinical laboratory.



MLS with ASCP certification, or MT/MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification, or specialty ASCP certification in the assigned department.



Position Duties (Essential Functions)

Name Description Time Spent


Responsible for operational management of the clinical

laboratory, including direct leadership of technical associates.

Responsible for staff scheduling and monitoring of workflow.

Responsible for the coordination and completion of training of

new associates and students. Responsible for ensuring staff

competency assessments are met and completed. Ensures that

staff meets all safety, compliance and regulatory standards.

Responsible for associate selection, hiring, training, performance

appraisals, recognition, coaching, and corrective action.

Investigates and resolves occurrence reports. Responsible for, or

has oversight of, compiling various reports and resolution of




issues. Actively involved in inspections and follow up. Maintains

clinical skills and competencies to assist on bench as needed.

Demonstrated knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA or other process

improvement tools. Participates in quality improvement projects.

May be required to participate in or lead laboratory and/or hospital

projects, teams, or committees. Attends department, laboratory,

and hospital meetings and forums.


Responsible for review of QC, maintenance, calibrations,

validations, reagent verification, downtime metrics, and other

department documentation. Ensures AMRs and correlations are

completed per schedule. Assists with coordination of

implementation and validation of new analyzers. Ensures that

proficiency testing is assigned, tested, and submitted.

Coordinates and completes proficiency testing investigation follow

up. Reviews various laboratory reports including critical values,

revised reports, TNP reports, QM reports and others as assigned.

Works with technical specialists to ensure compliance and

standardization within lab areas. Acts a liaison between technical

specialist and technical associates. Monitors quality metrics and

processes to meet goals. Facilitates investigation, follow up and

retraining with associates as needed.



Maintains a safe and clean working environment. Follows

laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agencies policies, procedures,

and guidelines. Performs all levels of testing within the assigned

discipline with a high level of competency. Performs job duties in

an efficient and organized manner within required time frame.

Utilizes critical thinking skills to correlate and interpret data.

Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including

communication documentation of critical results. Demonstrates

problem resolution and decision-making skills for any operation

and technical problems. Assist with resolution of unusual test

orders by following up with reference lab, pathology, referring to

lab leadership when appropriate. Compiles and reviews LIS

reports to ensure all samples are collected and processed in

appropriate time frame. Takes appropriate steps to ensure

continuity of laboratory operations and patient care is always





Responsible for equipment operation, maintenance,

troubleshooting, and appropriate documentation of activities.

Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently

recognizing variances, documenting appropriate corrective action.

Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that

deviate from defined procedures.



Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of

supplies, materials, and productive activities. Recognizes and

provides input for opportunities to improve supply management,

lab workflow, and cost containment. Responsible for meeting and

maintaining targeted productivity standards. Provides assistance

in monitoring financial activities and budget development.



Serves as a liaison with other laboratory departments and hospital

services. Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results,

status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory

information. Consistently monitors Centura email account and

provides timely response when appropriate. Handles and resolves

customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when




Physical Requirements

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.




Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications