Laboratory Supervisor - Full Time - Days - Garden City, KS

Centura Health

Garden City , KS  

2018-04-18 2018-05-18
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.



St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters more than 80 years ago. This 115-bed, Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center provides a full-range of medical specialties for the people of southwest Kansas with a Level III Emergency Room, leading edge cardiac care, the Maternal-Child Birth Center and a free standing Cancer Center affiliated with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Exceptional care, extraordinary people and a faith-based, non-profit mission - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital unique for patients and rewarding for associates. Residents of Garden City enjoy life in a relaxed, small-town (population approx. 30,000) with a zoo, several parks, golf courses, modern shopping and more. For more information about St. Catherine Hospital, visit http://www.stcatherinehosp.org/.







*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123834_*







*_Recruiter Contact:_* _*Amy S. Donnelly*_ *_amydonnelly@centura.org_*







*_Clinic/Department:_** 6145 CLS SCH GENERAL TESTING*







*_Hospital:_** CENTURA CLINICAL LABS*







*_Schedule: Full Time_*







*_Shift: Days_*





*_Position Summary_*







A leadership position responsible for operational management of the clinical laboratory. Responsible for direct leadership of technical associates and may include pre-analytic supervision as determined by site. Performs all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to testing and clinical relevance. Functions in a self-directed manner, and exhibits effective communication and advanced problem solving skills.















*_Minimum Education Requirements_*







Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or Equivalent















*_Minimum Experience Requirements_*









* 3 years of MLS, MT, or MLT work experience in the clinical laboratory.















*_License/Certifications_*







MLS with ASCP certification, or MT/MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification, or specialty ASCP certification in the assigned department.























Position Duties (Essential Functions)







Name Description Time Spent







LEADERSHIP







Responsible for operational management of the clinical







laboratory, including direct leadership of technical associates.







Responsible for staff scheduling and monitoring of workflow.







Responsible for the coordination and completion of training of







new associates and students. Responsible for ensuring staff







competency assessments are met and completed. Ensures that







staff meets all safety, compliance and regulatory standards.







Responsible for associate selection, hiring, training, performance







appraisals, recognition, coaching, and corrective action.







Investigates and resolves occurrence reports. Responsible for, or







has oversight of, compiling various reports and resolution of







30%















5772CEN - SUPV LABORATORY







issues. Actively involved in inspections and follow up. Maintains







clinical skills and competencies to assist on bench as needed.







Demonstrated knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.







Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA or other process







improvement tools. Participates in quality improvement projects.







May be required to participate in or lead laboratory and/or hospital







projects, teams, or committees. Attends department, laboratory,







and hospital meetings and forums.







PROCESS MANAGEMENT







Responsible for review of QC, maintenance, calibrations,







validations, reagent verification, downtime metrics, and other







department documentation. Ensures AMRs and correlations are







completed per schedule. Assists with coordination of







implementation and validation of new analyzers. Ensures that







proficiency testing is assigned, tested, and submitted.







Coordinates and completes proficiency testing investigation follow







up. Reviews various laboratory reports including critical values,







revised reports, TNP reports, QM reports and others as assigned.







Works with technical specialists to ensure compliance and







standardization within lab areas. Acts a liaison between technical







specialist and technical associates. Monitors quality metrics and







processes to meet goals. Facilitates investigation, follow up and







retraining with associates as needed.







20%







ANALYTICAL TESTING AND RESULT REPORTING







Maintains a safe and clean working environment. Follows







laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agencies policies, procedures,







and guidelines. Performs all levels of testing within the assigned







discipline with a high level of competency. Performs job duties in







an efficient and organized manner within required time frame.







Utilizes critical thinking skills to correlate and interpret data.







Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including







communication documentation of critical results. Demonstrates







problem resolution and decision-making skills for any operation







and technical problems. Assist with resolution of unusual test







orders by following up with reference lab, pathology, referring to







lab leadership when appropriate. Compiles and reviews LIS







reports to ensure all samples are collected and processed in







appropriate time frame. Takes appropriate steps to ensure







continuity of laboratory operations and patient care is always







maintained.







INSTRUMENTATION,







MAINTENANCE, AND







QUALITY







Responsible for equipment operation, maintenance,







troubleshooting, and appropriate documentation of activities.







Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently







recognizing variances, documenting appropriate corrective action.







Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that







deviate from defined procedures.







10%







STEWARDSHIP







Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of







supplies, materials, and productive activities. Recognizes and







provides input for opportunities to improve supply management,







lab workflow, and cost containment. Responsible for meeting and







maintaining targeted productivity standards. Provides assistance







in monitoring financial activities and budget development.







10%







CUSTOMER RELATIONS







Serves as a liaison with other laboratory departments and hospital







services. Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results,







status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory







information. Consistently monitors Centura email account and







provides timely response when appropriate. Handles and resolves







customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when







10%























*_Physical Requirements_*







Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.















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*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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