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Supervisor, Blood Bank - Full Time, Days

Company: Cayuga Medical Center
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionReports To: Assistant Technical Director, Laboratory or ManagerThe Laboratory Supervisor is a highly skilled medical technologist who tests and analyzes blood and other body substances to aid health care providers in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Blood Bank Supervisor is responsible for overseeing laboratory personnel, implementing processes, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the equipment used to analyze specimens and ensuring that automated and manual tests are completed in an accurate and timely manner.Job Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the implementation of new tests/platforms and projects.*
  • Analyze and test specimens, including proficiency testing, quality control and manual procedures, and report appropriately according to protocol. Supervises laboratory personnel to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained and may perform bench assignments and scheduling.*
  • Utilize complex information systems and middleware; collect, interpret and review data, including quality control. Ensure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from laboratory's established performance specifications, and ensures that results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.*
  • Maintain adequate inventory and conserve resources, and create purchase requisitions when necessary.*
  • Develops and reviews Standard Operating Procedures, and audit with process improvement if necessary. *
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment. Perform validation and correlation studies, including consultation with manufacturers if problems occur.*
  • Develop and coordinate staff training, competencies, performance reviews and verify that testing personnel are competent before performing testing independently.*
  • Maintain a compliant environment, including adherence to all lab and hospital procedures, NYS, CAP, HIPPAA standards and infection control/safety guidelines. Oversee internal and external proficiency testing, address recalls and manufacturer changes as indicated. Prepare for and participate in applicable inspections.*
  • Monitors quality assurance and performance improvement activities and maintain inter-and intra-departmental work flow by cooperating with others. Develop effective relationships with users and suppliers, and lead regular meetings. Keeps lab management team informed of status and concerns.*
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Is flexible in assuming additional responsibilities as assigned.*= Essential functionsPhysical Demands: May require light lifting and carrying, including boxes, equipment, stooping and kneeling, maybe required to lift up to 30 pounds. Repetitive use of hands (eg. computer keyboard usage), sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time is often necessary; must be able physically to operate automation used in the job.Education: Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology (or equivalent) and registered as a Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab Scientist by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent.Licensure: Meets NYS Department of Health requirements and is currently licensed as a Clinical Lab Scientist.Experience: Meets NYS qualifications and eligibility criteria to perform duties as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor.Additional Qualifications: Good written and oral communication skills preferred. Requires ability to work independently, prioritize work, manage time wisely and adjust to changes in work volumes. Problem solving ability and attention to detail is preferred. Is expected to facilitate meetings within and outside the Cayuga Medical System.Schedule: M-F, 7:00 am -3:00 pm; Weekend/Holiday rotation

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Keywords: Cayuga Medical Center, Syracuse , Supervisor, Blood Bank - Full Time, Days, Other , Ithaca, New York

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