The supervisor shall have a thorough knowledge of Clinical Laboratory Science and shall demonstrate proficiency in the skills and practices of the Blood Bank. The Supervisor shall maintain laboratory standards with accrediting bodies including, but not limited to AABB, CAP, CDC, CLIA, FACHT, FDA, JCAHO and HCFA. He/she shall be responsible for the supervision of the technical and non-technical employees and the operation and administration of the assigned laboratory departments. The Supervisor shall provide training and education for laboratory employees, students, residents, fellows and other employees. Technical competence and good judgement are requires as errors could result in serious consequences to patients. The Supervisor shall have good communication skills and interact pleasantly and professionally with all employees and other customers. The employee shall actively support the policies of the Laboratory and Hospital. The Supervisor shall support and meet the goals of the Hospital, Laboratory and Section Supervised.
1. Completes and submits all Evaluations to the Laboratory Manager (includes initial competency and skills assessment/validation).
2. Performs direct observation and ensures competency for all department staff.
3. Monitors, trends and reports all Quality Improvement indicators and Focus Studies. Recommends and implements improvements necessary to achieve operational goals and to improve patient outcomes. Monitors Quality control and proficiency testing for the department.
4. Ensures that accreditation standards are met for the JH and ULH Transfusion Medicine departments in accordance with CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, AABB, FDA, OSHA, etc.
5. Follows up on all PSN's (Patient Safety Net) or IRIS's for the department.
6. Documents attendance and tardy activity for the department staff.
7. Communicates to staff consistently. Holds section meetings at least monthly, documents and submits minutes.
8. Demonstrates comprehension of all procedures within the department as defined in the Procedure Manuals. Reviews Manuals biannually, revises procedures as necessary.
9. Reviews test results, evaluates and resolves discrepancies. Investigates physician complaints.
10. Attends required department and hospital meetings.
11. Distributes workload to section staff taking into consideration priority work and skill of the employee.
12. Prepares monthly schedule.
13. Maintains staffing for call-ins or other unusual circumstances.
14. Maintains an adequate reagent and supply inventory in the department.
15. Evaluates new technologies for the section in conjunction with the Medical Director of the department.
16. Serves in problem solving role for the department.
17. Assists in orientation of new department employees as demonstrated by the completed orientation checklist in the employees personnel file.
18. Collaborates with Manager and other Supervisors to meet the educational needs of the staff through presentations, educational materials, online learning, offsite meetings, etc.
19. Makes recommendation to the Manager for hires, promotions, disciplinary actions and terminations.
20. Meets regularly with section Medical Director and seeks involvement regarding capital purchases, operational and technical issues.
21. Works consistently with the JH Transfusion Medicine Lead Technologist to ensure all the essential functions listed are completed in the Transfusion Medicine Department.
* Previous experience with automated equipment preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience
Internal Number: 2020-16451
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