General Laboratory Supervisor | Chemistry

Job Requisition #: JR61160

End Date: 6/1/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is recruiting for a Chemistry General Laboratory Supervisor at the Union Hospital location. Hours for this position are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In this position, you will oversee the daily activities of the Cecil Campus General Laboratory to include Medical Laboratory Scientists I and II (MLSs I and II) and Specimen Processing Caregivers (Receiving Clerks and Tech IIIs) on a daily basis to ensure the safe, accurate and timely performance of cost-effective laboratory testing.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor workflows and make appropriate changes to ensure the delivery of quality laboratory services and effective utilization of caregivers to meet committed turnaround times
  • Develop schedules and daily work assignments to ensure effective utilization of caregivers.  In conjunction with Christiana Hospital laboratory supervisors, ensures coverage during all hours. 
  • Communicate pertinent laboratory information to laboratory caregivers, in conjunction with section manager, technical specialists, and Christiana Hospital laboratory managers/supervisors.  Evaluates caregivers of the section in accordance with defined standards of performance with input from technical specialists and MLS IIs.
  • Implement and monitor appropriate safety precautions and address all safety-related issues.  Ensure all safety-related training is completed.
  • Perform coaching and disciplinary actions as necessary under direction of section manager.
  • Hold regular staff meetings as directed by section manager, setting agendas in conjunction with section manager.
  • Support manager and timekeeper by reviewing time and attendance to verify hours worked and submits for approval.  Assist with resolution of any payroll-related problems.
  • Review and validate abnormal laboratory test results, assessing plausibility of results through correlation of data with common physiological conditions.  Consult with Technical Specialists and Clinical Biochemist as needed.
  • Investigate all Report2Learn, Patient and Physician complaints.
  • Assist in updating and writing procedures.  Research new procedures under Section Manager, Section Chiefs, Technical Specialists and Clinical Biochemist.
  • Review quality control data and consult with respective technical specialists, clinical biochemist, section chiefs and QC coordinators on any unacceptable trends.  Maintain and monitor a comprehensive quality control program for reagents and equipment.  Assures that QC is documented properly, and corrective actions are appropriate.
  • Manage and supervise personnel performance and productivity for the Chemistry and Immunology sections.
  • Manage and supervise the technical performance of instruments, specimen processing and laboratory testing for the Chemistry and Immunology sections.
  • Implement, in conjunction with section manager, and monitor an appropriate system for specimen identification, retention and retrieval.
  • Assist section manager in the interview process of employment candidates.  Support clinical instructors, phlebotomists, and technical specialists, providing orientation of new personnel, ensuring that the new caregivers are familiar with the general issues relating to the department and section.  Coordinate scheduling changes and facilitate the effective completion of orientation and training.
  • Assist in ordering supplies for areas of responsibilityAbility to perform all requirements of MLS I and IIs and maintains technical competency of test systems.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science
  • At least four years clinical medical technology/laboratory science experience in chemistry including special chemistry tests and analyses
  • Immunology experience a plus
  • At least one-year of supervisory experience

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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