Weston, Florida, USA
REQ # 120234
LOCATION WESTON, FLORIDA
FACILITIES CC FLORIDA WESTON
PROFESSIONAL AREA ALLIED HEALTH
DEPARTMENT 1255 LABORATORY MEDICINE-PATHOLOGY AND LAB MEDICINE
SCHEDULE FULL TIME
Supervises personnel and ensures agency compliance in the laboratory.
- Supervises personnel and ensures agency compliance in the laboratory.
- Assists the Laboratory Director in the management and supervision of the laboratory through planning, directing, coordinating, implementing, controlling, evaluating and improving the quality of patient care delivered.
- Supervises one or more designated sections and ensures that goals and standards are in compliance with hospital standards and those of the applicable accrediting organizations.
- Manages the equipment and resources in the department.
- Promotes teamwork with all customers.
- Identifies each patient specimen and testing orders and ensures results are accurate and reported in a timely manner.
- Ensures specimen integrity and identification and resolves specimens not meeting testing criteria.
- Reports pertinent information to the physician, patient care area or Laboratory Manager (e.g., panic values, instrument malfunctions, delay in testing, reagent or supply depletion.)
- Reviews all sectional policies and procedures annually and revises as needed. Develops, implements and monitors new policies and procedures.
- Ensures staff reviews the policies on an annual basis.
- Screens, interviews and assists in the selection of individuals for open positions within the section.
- Participates in interdisciplinary teams, committees, or activities to improve organizational performance and interdepartmental communication.
- Helps maintain section employee files (new employee orientation checklists, equipment training checklists and other competencies) and submits them to the Laboratory Director.
- Completes and conducts performance evaluations for all subordinate staff after 3 months of employment and annually.
- Submits completed evaluations to the Laboratory Director.
- Ensures instrument operations and results are reliable and consistently performed and documented.
- Reviews and investigates outliers.
- Answers the telephone, greets customers and provides consult and technical support to the technologists, physicians, phlebotomists and nursing staff.
- Relays and suggests opportunities for improvement to the Laboratory Director and contributes to organizational and sectional performance improvement.
- Reviews, investigates and documents quality control patterns and submits monthly assessment reports to the Laboratory Director or the Laboratory
- Reviews and signs the monthly quality control in the chemistry department.
- Organizes the functions of the section supervised through the appropriate assignment of responsibilities, delegation and overall direction of work-flow processes.
- Communicates with the Laboratory Director, Managers, Pathologists, employees and other departments to coordinate efforts, meet special needs and address problems or concerns.
- Monitors resource utilization including staffing, supplies and expenses.
- Provides guidance and training to employees in the section as necessary.
- Reviews daily and monthly maintenance in the chemistry department.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Education: B.S. Degree in one of the Chemical, Physical or Biological Sciences or B.S. of Science Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent.
- State of Florida supervisor's license in one or all disciplines.
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
Complexity of Work:
- All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
- World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
- Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
- Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
- Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
- Managerial Responsibilities: Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
- Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
- This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.
- Three years management experience as a full time section supervisor preferred.
- This position is primarily mobile in nature.
- The average amount of lifting is 10 pounds with occasional carrying of objects up to 20 pounds.
- Sitting for short periods of time, the ability to file, move records, laboratory supplies, and equipment also requires bending and stooping.
- Communication by means of the spoken, written and typed word is required.
- Work requires finger dexterity and eye hand coordination to operate a computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.
- Mental Demands: Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among staff and to work collaboratively with department director, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.
- Special Demands: Use of personal protective equipment is required as there is a potential for exposure to biohazardous or infectious agents when drawing and processing specimens.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
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