Lab Supervisor- Core Lab, FT-40hrs (N)

Silver Spring, Maryland
Aug 17, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:Job Description Details:

General Summary:

Assists the Automated Department Manager with coordination and oversight for the efficient and effective operation of Automated Laboratory; to directly supervise and evaluate personnel and to perform technical, quality review and administrative duties as they apply to the section; accountable for review of department quality assurance and performance improvement procedures to ensure adherence to regulatory standards.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

  • This position is responsible for the operational continuity of the Automated Laboratory and functions in a line capacity in the management of the Department of Laboratory services.
  • Performs routine and specialized procedures, reviews and approves clinical test results for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
  • Responsible for assigned and scheduled quality control, review of daily test results, maintenance schedules and records. 
  • Responsible for review, preliminary counseling, and participation in staff evaluations with the department manager.  Acts as the resources person resolving technical matters.   
  • Responsible for training as needed/directed by the department manager; department manager retain responsibility for the training plan and acceptance of all training and competency. Responsible for the orientation, training and support ongoing competency for the automated staff as established by the department manager.  Responsible for documentation of validation of training for staff as directed by the department manager.
  • Manages workload and re-assignment of personnel based on the shift needs, communicates daily with Department Manager and Charge Techs. 
  • Areas of responsibility include Automated Laboratory Services.   Performs all duties in accordance with established protocol for a laboratory performing high complexity procedures as defined by the standards of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

See below for combinations of certification and education required.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology (Medical Technology), biological, chemical or related science; and satisfactory completion of a clinical laboratory educational rotation;


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics -and- successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Technologist program.


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry, one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, -and- one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and/or Clinical Microscopy within the last ten years. Clinical rotations or professional experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist and a certified medical technologist.


Current ASCP, AMT, or NCA certification as a Medical Technologist.  Can consider previously certified Medical Technologists, who met the credentialing requirements by the Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW certified MT).

Strong knowledge of laboratory methodologies, interpretation of results, quality assurance, and CMS regulations required; Ability to work in harmony with other personnel; Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; Basic computer literacy. Demonstrate comprehension and command of oral, verbal and written English Language Skills.

Management Statement:


Management at Holy Cross Hospital involves understanding that we operate within a fiduciary relationship in which we are expected to steward our communities resources in such a way that we produce high quality, safe, efficient, and effective care for both today's patients and tomorrow's patients.  This enables us to become the most trusted provider of health services within our community. 

A Supervisor at Holy Cross has resource monitoring and staffing responsibility for either a specific department function or for a certain shift and number of employees.   Supervisors must have the ability to organize day-to-day work-flow and prioritize, adjust, and redistribute workload as necessary to assure that optimal service and resource use is achieved within the unit being supervised. The supervisor has primary responsibility to ensure that departmental and organizational policies are consistently communicated and that practice within their area of responsibility is aligned with these expectations.  The supervisor is also the primary management contact for staff concerns, and directly oversees the communication of organizational objectives to the staff.  Communication skills and the ability to educate staff are important elements of this job. 

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports daily to and receives reports from the Automated Manager and Charge Technologists. Coordinates with the Associate Director for process improvement, and quality assurance. Works directly with Automated and Laboratory Support Managers and Charge Technologists to coordinate department workload and operational issues.  Documents and shares shift- to-shift report. Reports directly to the Manager, Automated Laboratory. Assumes responsibility for work performed and works with minimal supervision. Work is performed within established guidelines. Independent judgment is required to resolve problems with occasional review by the Manager and/or pathologist.  Performs testing in accordance with established procedures and protocols.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.