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Laboratory Supervisor (Donor Testing) / 3rd Shift

Company: Versiti Blood Center of Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Versiti was founded with the belief that together, our blood centers can better serve patients' urgent need for life-saving healthcare. We love what we do, and we're looking for passionate individuals to join the Versiti family. We foster a diverse environment that affirms each employee's dignity and worth, and we offer a chance to work with a team of compassionate people who provide lifesaving blood to our communities on a daily basis.

Laboratory Supervisor, Donor Testing - Full time / Nights

*POSITION SUMMARY*

- Supervises daily laboratory testing (and possibly sample management) personnel to ensure test completion is performed timely and in accordance with standard operating procedures.

- Serves as a resource to all testing lab personnel for troubleshooting instrument, equipment and/or procedural problems. Performs waived, moderate and high complexity testing as needed. Initiates deviations, conducts investigations, identifies root causes, and assists Director in development of short and long-term strategies for corrective actions.

*DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES*

* Supervises lab staff to provide day-to-day leadership, manage performance and complete performance reviews and other supervisory functions.
* Organizes and directly supervises all laboratory activities and personnel to ensure compliance with all standard operating procedures and regulations are being followed.
* Monitors daily testing operations to ensure smooth and timely receipt of test results for all customers.
* Responsible for shift related personnel activities including coaching, counseling, and setting performance expectations/standards.
* Assesses laboratory productivity through personal observations. Identifies system improvements to promote productivity and assess staff needs.
* Accurately performs pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic activities defined by departmental procedure for which the associate has successfully completed training and for which competency assessment is current.
* Participates in the training of new and existing staff as needed. Ensures staff competency assessments are completed in a timely manner. Performs six-month or annual competency assessments as needed.
* Ensures staff maintains competency on all trained platforms, Lot Release and Sample Management.
* Schedules staffing for all routine testing and maintenance activities.
* Performs secondary review and quality control of test results. Ensures results are not transmitted to customers until all QC and testing results are acceptable.
* Performs data entry accurately and completely as applicable. Maintains documentation compliant with a cGMP environment.
* Recognizes, documents, reports and resolves discrepant conditions or problems that may adversely affect the performance or reporting of test results. Follows departmental procedures and standard operating procedures whenever test systems do not perform within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
* Ensures that all necessary remedial actions are taken and documented whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established policies and procedures.
* Follows the standard operating procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient/donor test results.
* Documents and investigates deviations. Assists with the development and implementation of corrective actions to ensure procedural, instrumentation and personnel issues are addressed to prevent or minimize recurrence of issues.
* Participates and/or assists in proficiency testing, continuing education, special projects and validations.
* Ensures adherence to all established departmental and corporate policies.
* Accessible to lab personnel during assigned shift to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with established policies and standard operating procedures.
* Complies with all Versiti safety policies and procedures.
* Manages on-call tasks and ensures testing and release of on-call test results as are completed appropriately.

*QUALIFICATIONS*

Education

MT (ASCP) with 6 years clinical laboratory or blood center experience *or *Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, or other applied science and seven years clinical laboratory or blood center experience required.

Experience

One year of supervisory experience and knowledge of blood banking and/or infectious disease testing preferred. See also New York State Qualifications (attached). Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office products

NEW YORK STATE QUALIFICATIONS FOR LABORATORY STAFF

*Supervisor*

(Equivalent to NY definition of lab supervisor)

1) Master of Science with a major in chemical, physical, or biological sciences + 7 years clinical lab experience subsequent to date of graduation

2) Qualifications of a Medical technologist (see a-d below) + 6 years of clinical laboratory experience subsequent to qualifying as a medical technologist.

a) Completion of a bachelor's degree in medical technology

b) Completion of 90 semester hours (3 years of study), including 16 Bio, 16 Chem, and 3 Math + completion of a 12 month medical technology certification program

c) Completion of a bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, or biological sciences + at least one year of clinical lab experience

d) See additional NY regs for qualifying techs working in the field of clinical laboratory medicine prior to 1972

3) Experience working as a supervisor at any time between July 1, 1961 and September 1, 1971

Skills and Knowledge

* Ability to read and interpret documents such as Standard Operating Procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other department manuals.
* Ability to express him/herself clearly and effectively in oral and written form. They must be able to communicate effectively with diverse cultures, co-workers, management, vendors and/or customers as necessary. He or she must be proficient in technical writing and must demonstrate clear verbal communication skills.
* Able to work efficiently under pressure and time constraints in a fast paced environment

* Able to manage multiple tasks or projects simultaneously.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive donor and associate information.
* Willing to follows universal precautions and protective measures required by Versiti and outside regulatory agencies for blood exposure.
* Willing to participate in professional activities and take advantage of continuing education opportunities to maintain expertise in both technical and supervisory skills.
* Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards including FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices.
* Be willing to work hours other than those primarily designated in order to support the department.
* Demonstrate independent decision making and/or conflict resolution skills.

Tools and Technology

The Testing Lab Supervisor must be computer literate and able to utilize the necessary software and hardware to perform the functions of the job and access company communications. Experience with Word, Excel, copier, fax, scanner required. Experience with Surround, Deviation management software, SOP software and lab middleware preferred.

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS*

* Clean, climate-controlled laboratory environment. Incumbent may be exposed to blood or body fluids or be in areas which contain these items.
* Visual acuity and manual dexterity
* Ability to sit or stand for 8-10 hour time periods
* Ability to lift up to 40 pounds alone, over 40 pounds with assistance for short distances
* Ability to hear high-pitched tones.

*COVID - 19 Vaccination Policy*

All New Employees must be vaccinated from COVID-19. Versiti may provide a reasonable accommodation to employees unable to receive the Covid-19 vaccination due to a qualified medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance consistent with state and federal law. Employees and candidates can apply and must be approved for an accommodation prior to their hire date.

*What's in it for you?*
* Complete insurance coverage - medical, dental, vision, life

* Full-time and Part-time benefits offered

* 401(k) with company match
* Generous paid time off
* Wellness program

*Our Mission: *

We are Blood Health Innovators who enhance lives through discovery, diagnosis, and treatment.

*Our Vision: *

We will expand the frontiers of patient health through the integration of science, medicine, and service.

_Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status._

_Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions._

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,000.00 - $88,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Pet insurance
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* On call
* Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:
* Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
All New Employees must be vaccinated from COVID-19..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Versiti Blood Center of Indiana, Indianapolis , Laboratory Supervisor (Donor Testing) / 3rd Shift, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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