Onslow Memorial Hospital MT Supervisor - Chemistry in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Bachelors degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, one of the specialty areas, or one of chemical or biological sciences. Board-registered or eligible as a Medical Technologist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) or specialist in a specialty field. Preferable board-registered with one of the national registries associated with laboratory practice (ASCP or NCA) as a generalist or clinical specialist. Four years experience as a Medical Technologist.
Technical abilities must include basic knowledge of the scope of practice and the laboratory. The Supervisor is expected to be fully competent in all testing and maintenance procedures within their department. The Technical Supervisor also works in the department to support staffing. They are expected to maintain and support all CAP and Joint Commission accreditation standards in all work practices including proficiency testing requirements. Phlebotomy competencies are established and maintained by all technical staff.
Supervisory duties include, but are not limited to a review of daily, monthly, and yearly paperwork. All Quality Control is reviewed and if needed, reported to an established program for peer inclusion and review. Quality Assurance data is gathered and submitted to the Lab Admin for review. The Supervisor will actively participate in training new techs and ensure proper documentation of competency and training for all technical staff. Analyzer maintenance is maintained/reviewed on a recurring basis. Any new analyzer implementation projects are also under the Technical Supervisor’s realm of responsibility to ensure completion and validation under guidance of the Medical Director. The Supervisor is responsible for policy review and updates as needed as well as creation of new polices when needed. The ability to proactively plan activities and projects within the department to ensure minimal interruptions to workflow and patient testing is a must.
The Laboratory is staffed 7 days a week, 365 days a year with 8 hour and 12 hours shifts. The Supervisors typically work between the hours of 0700-1530. This allows the Technical Supervisor to interact with techs from all shifts. Holidays off are rotated between the tech staff, Supervisors included. Weekend administrative call is rotated among the Supervisor staff.