Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual’s education, training or experience and technical abilities.
This individual: 1) functions as the department Section Supervisor or Lead, responsible for supervising the daily operation of the section(s), 2) provides consultative services to the medical staff in the capacity of Technical Consultant, 3) oversees the section/department performance improvement program and participates in hospital interdisciplinary performance improvement initiatives, 4) is responsible for the technical and fiscal management of the section(s), 5) oversees the section(s) quality management/assurance program, 6) ensures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements, 7) assesses staff competency and completes performance evaluations in a timely manner,8) ensures the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 9) develops, maintains and updates section policy and procedure manuals, 10) reviews quality control performance ensuring documentation of corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications, 11) identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify the, Director, or Medical Director, 12) performs a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment using both manual and automated methods in Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and any other discipline as introduced into the laboratory, 13) ensures the performance and documentation of equipment maintenance – daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, 14) recognizes age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 15) ensures that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 16) ensures the currency of all laboratory policies and procedures, 17) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 18) may be assigned responsibilities related to LIS and/or POC. 19) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
1. Possession of a current and valid state Generalist Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.
2. Minimum 5 years clinical laboratory supervisory experience required.
3. Working knowledge of Laboratory Information System (LIS).
SECTION I: PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY
A. KNOWLEDGE OF WORK
1 Recognizes the role of the clinical laboratory and the need for accurate and timely test reporting
2 Fully comprehends and actively participates in the Laboratory’s Quality Assurance/Management program
3 Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of department quality control policies and corrective action documentation.
4 Performs laboratory patient testing consistent with laboratory policy and procedure 100% of the time
5 Possesses a thorough knowledge of laboratory safety and contributes to the overall safety program of the laboratory
6 Fully understands the department and hospital infections control policies and procedures and the need and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the laboratory environment
7 Demonstrates a clear understanding of laboratory regulations and accreditation requirements.
8 Knowledgeable of the department’s Performance Improvement initiatives
9 Knowledgeable of the National Patient Safety Goals as they apply to the laboratory
10 Maintains current CLS licensure and submits copies of continuing education completed to manager.
11 Provides leadership and guidance to the staff in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, and outcome achievement.
12 Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy work environment by modeling the desired behaviors and encouraging those in others.
13 Demonstrates the ability to cope with and manage change, as well as help others do the same.
14 Collaborates with other departments to solve ongoing issues that impact departmental/organizational goals and patient care delivery.
B. DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES
1 In the absence of the director, assumes director responsibilities for the department.
2 Supervises work performed within the section or department. This will include, but not limited to, the review of test results reported, organizing work flow, and prioritizing work as needed.
3 Ensures that the scheduling of staff and work assignments are consistent and provides adequate coverage for the section/department.
4 Performs and verifies quality controls results, documents corrective action taken to resolve any QC outliers.
5 Verifies correct labeling of all specimens prior to testing and resolves all labeling errors.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION INSTRUCTIONS: SCORE EACH CATEGORY BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Work Type: Full Time Employee
Legend: Shift 1=Day, 2=Evening, 3=Night, 4=Varied.
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