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Laboratory Supervisor - Specimen Processing - Days

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Laboratory Medicine 710414
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 **The hours for this position will vary from 5am-6pm.**


Specimen Processing is one of the first critical pre-analytical steps in laboratory medicine. Here patient samples are checked for proper identification, specimen integrity, and accessioned into laboratory computer system. Specimens are sorted and distributed to the appropriate testing areas. In addition to the trained personnel that handles specimens, our laboratory has an automated system for specimen handling. This system helps us to  enhance our turnaround time performance by moving specimens as needed to centrifuges and then onto an automated delivery track. The laboratory operates 24/7. Specimen processing staff also processes, packs and ships a large volume of specimens that are sent to reference laboratories. 


The Call Center for Specimen Processing answers all incoming calls inquiring about the status of tests performed in the Core Laboratory along with specimen collection requirements for tests performed in the Division. In addition, the Call Center reports critical value, vital and nursing calls to health care providers on results related to Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology testing.

 

Supervises assigned technologists and technicians

- Ensures all personnel are trained
- Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines
- Monitors progress of technologists through the Professional Development Model
- Coaches and counsels and writes performance evaluations for assigned employees
- May assist with staffing/scheduling

 

- Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines
- Monitors progress of technologists through the Professional Development Model
- Coaches and counsels and writes performance evaluations for assigned employees
- May assist with staffing/scheduling

 

Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards
- Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues
- Is a subject mater expert
- Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs
- Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database
- Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes
- Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities
- Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate
- Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents

 

Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures
- Ensures current practices match CAP and IQCP regulations
- Assists with MOCK CAP inspections and documentation at 6 months interval
- Reviews and updates SOPs in timely manner to meet CAP regulations
- Oversees timely completion of Proficiency testing according to CAP regulations

Manages customer service interactions and relationships with diplomacy and professionalism.


Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Molecular Genetic Technology or a related science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology). Five years of clinical laboratory experience to include two years of lead or supervisory experience. One of the following: Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Clinical Laboratory Specialist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Cytogenetics Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Histocompatability Technologist by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics or other certification in a specialized field relevant to the laboratory assigned. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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