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Clinical Lab Supervisor - Blood Bank- WMC Health

at Westchester Medical Center

Posted: 5/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 91848

Job Description

Company:
WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

Location:
Valhalla, NY

Department:
Blood Bank- WMC Health

Schedule:
Full Time

Shift:
Evening, Weekend

Hours:
3:30PM to 12MN

Contact Information:


Job Details:

Job Summary: The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor coordinates the daily activities of staff in the Blood Bank. The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor supervises the on-going technical operations of the section and ensures the validity and accuracy of test results. Coordinates staff, materials and equipment needs.

Responsibilities:

· Supervises Blood Bank staff, including training, discipline. Authorizes overtime as needed to ensure efficient workflow and adequate coverage. Responsible for ongoing evaluation of job performance.

  • Oversees timely filling of all transfusion requests. Prepare blood or blood products for patient use and reports to Blood Bank Director on a timely basis related to technical and professional problems.
  • Ensures compliance with AABB, FDA, CAP, DNV and Department of Health Standards for blood according to usage and projected need.
  • Monitors supplies of reagents to ensure adequacy at all times. Also orders blood according to usage and projected need.
  • Maintains adequate amounts of lab supplies and initiates steps to increase or decrease quantities as necessary. Removes expired blood products on a timely basis with proper record keeping.
  • Performs periodic quality control checks on equipment. Reviews daily quality control performed by others on items including freezers, refrigerators, centrifuges, incubators, donor room equipment, worksheets, and computer review.
  • Actively assist in in-service education of the staff.
  • Performs related duties, as required.
  • Ability to participate in quality management operation of the lab.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Blood Banking/transfusion Services
  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor the quality control and all other quality performance standards and policy procedures followed in the lab.
  • Develops and teaches new testing and other lab procedures to subordinates, other lab techs and new employees.
  • Consults with the pathologists and lab administrator on difficult, unusual and other daily operational procedures.
  • Coordinates daily laboratory operations as per safety standards of the lab.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Experience: Minimum of six (6) years pertinent clinical laboratory experience, required. Prior supervisory experience, preferred

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or related degree, required.

Licenses / Certifications: Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist (or Cytotechnologist, as appropriate to area of assignment).

Other:

  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a time sensitive environment.
  • Ability to perform accurately and consistently under high stress.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with the operation of basic office software

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • May assist with the training and orientation of new employees and clinical students from various departments and external institutions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required as professional Laboratory Supervisor.