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

123834-en_US
Centura Health
Garden City Kansas
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Description

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 http://www.stcatherinehosp.org/.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123834



Recruiter Contact: Amy S. Donnelly [email protected]



Clinic/Department:  6145 CLS SCH GENERAL TESTING 



Hospital: CENTURA CLINICAL LABS 



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.

     





License/Certifications



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



LEADERSHIP



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



30%



 



5772CEN - SUPV LABORATORY



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.



PROCESS MANAGEMENT



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.



20%



ANALYTICAL TESTING AND RESULT REPORTING



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



maintained.



INSTRUMENTATION,



MAINTENANCE, AND



QUALITY



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.



10%



STEWARDSHIP



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.



10%



CUSTOMER RELATIONS



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



10%



 



 



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.



 



 INDTCH1


 



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. 

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