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LABORATORY SUPERVISOR

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Queens Hospital Center
Department: A37 - Pathology
Requisition Number: QHC14-00257

Job Description:

Under general supervision of Regional clinical Laboratory Director, Laboratory site Manager, supervises day-to-day operations of Queens Hospital Center Hematology and Central Accessioning area of the Rapid Response Laboratory in accordance with policies and procedures. Ensures expeditious processing of laboratory specimens from various services for handling by Chemistry and Hematology sections. Performs day-to-day quality checks, screening specimens as required and in response to negative CQI data; ensures ongoing high quality of processing results in accordance with quality assurance/CQI guidelines. Ensures high-quality data entry of test results and data preparation for reporting requirements. Assists in development of policies/procedures and quality assurance/CQI standards. Provides daily supervision of technical staff. Schedules staffing and employee workload; monitors overtime. Ensures proper daily operation of equipment; maintains equipment and/or coordinates servicing by external vendors. Expedites orders and supplies for section. Maintains awareness of regulatory guidelines. Provides training or instruction to staff; trains staff on new equipment. Provides support to patients of all ages via processing of clinical specimens in accordance with quality assurance/CQI and regulatory guidelines."Require a Hematology supervisor to handle the Hematology section of the Rapid Response laboratory. Supervisor will coordinate with the Laboratory Manager and other supervisors and lead techs in the Rapid Response lab."

Job Qualifications:

-Job requires knowledge of laboratory systems and the interaction of systems with clinical areas at level normal acquired through completion of minimally an Associate's Degree in Medical Technology/ Basic Science. A Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Biology/Chemistry preferred. ASCP/equivalent certification in relevant area is preferred.
-Prior work experience of one year to eighteen months of progressively more responsible experience as lead or senior technologist or junior supervisor in large-scale healthcare organization or high-volume production environment to gain seasoned familiarity with fast-paced clinical operations. Should be familiar with most major types/models of computerized clinical laboratory systems and equipment; should have experience in unionized environment.
-New York State Department of Education Clinical Laboratory Technologist required.
-Desired, but not mandatory, MTASCP.
-Basic familiarity with computerized laboratory systems.
Good analytical skills necessary to solve problems of moderate to high complexity, requiring specialized knowledge, but where supervisors are available for consultation. Standard methods, guidelines and procedures govern most work performed, although incumbent assists in developing daily procedures.
-Good interpersonal skills required for effective job performance; good written and verbal communication skills mandatory; incumbent required to maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of field. Must interact effectively with various levels of hospital staff/external agencies; must effectively supervise staff.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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