To supervise the personnel and operational activities of a small to medium-sized diagnostic or research laboratory.
Supervise and/or instruct the work of technical support personnel (including students) performing a variety of standard and specialized research or medical diagnostic tests.
Coordinate (or assist in the coordination of) quality control procedures for the laboratory, including record keeping/reporting and scheduling as necessary.
Supervise the proper maintenance of laboratory, lab equipment, supplies, and handling/disposal of infectious materials and hazardous chemicals/materials.
Troubleshoot specialized and routine laboratory equipment and perform limited maintenance as necessary.
Perform highly specialized or complex procedures in the laboratory as necessary and perform more routine tests as necessitated by personnel shortages.
Comply with all appropriate regulatory and accreditation requirements applicable to the laboratory environment being supervised.
Instruct and supervise students rotating through laboratory.
Interview, hire, train, and evaluate (or assist) support staff.
A Bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
Depending on the laboratory, a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or registration as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or an equivalent accreditation group (AMT, NCA, ASCP, HEW/HHS) may be required to meet accreditation requirements. Where no specific requirement exists, one additional year of technical experience will be added to experience requirement.
Four years of technical experience in specified area in a hospital or similar laboratory setting is necessary.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
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