Laboratory Supervisor - Immunology Lab
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Description

The Laboratory Supervisor - Immunology Lab is responsible for assisting the Laboratory Leadership in the day to day efficient operation of the Antibody Screen, Infectious Disease (IDD) and Flow (including ABO and A1 titers) Departments within the Laboratory Services Department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

LABORATORY

  1. Maintain proficiency/competency in the Flow, Antibody Screen and IDD Department areas.
  2. Provide day to day scheduling and supervision of test performance by lab staff ensuring efficiency, productivity, timeliness, and accuracy of test performance.
    1. Maintain constant test documentation and practice according to established policies and procedures.
    2. Monitor test performances and maintain acceptable results by supporting analyses and invalid rates to ensure acceptable analytic performance is maintained.
    3. Support and maintain oversight through departmental QC program and assure pre-qualification/QC is performed.
    4. Assist laboratory leadership with investigation, documentation and corrective action of occurrences/errors/nonconformances.
    5. Perform records review for testing and donor/patient reports.
  3. Work with the laboratory leadership to ensure that the laboratory successfully meets qualifications for CLIA, CAP, FDA, UNOS and ASHI accreditations.
    1. Develop and implement new policies and procedures within the requirement scopes of the various inspection agencies (CLIA, CAP, FDA, UNOS and ASHI).
    2. Develop and perform validation plans for new assays, equipment/instrumentation, and computer programs.
    3. Assure that all proficiency testing is performed in a timely manner.
    4. Oversee training and training documentation for lab staff as it relates to the Flow, Antibody and IDD Labs.
    5. Assure that the lab staff fulfills the requirements of the Laboratory Competency Assessment Program.
  4. Responsible for assuring properly functioning equipment and adequate supplies and reagent inventory for lab staff in the Flow, Antibody and IDD Labs.
    1. Monitor equipment maintenance according to the predetermined schedule.
    2. Perform and/or direct lab staff with troubleshooting of equipment, instrumentation or reagent problems.
    3. Oversee inventory management for the Flow, Antibody and IDD Department areas
  5. Assist the laboratory leadership toward implementation of laboratory goals and technology development/advancement within the Flow, Antibody and IDD Department areas.
  6. Work with the Laboratory Supervisor – Molecular to ensure proper staffing.
    1. Review and approve/deny staff PTO requests.
  7. Provide quality customer service to laboratory customers.
  8. Serve as a member of the administrative on-call team (AOC).
    1. Maintain on-call responsibilities as necessary to ensure coverage of the call schedule.
    2. Maintain current knowledge of IDD, HLA typing, flow cytometry, antibody screening, and ABO to provide appropriate feedback as AOC.
  9. Maintain coordination, cooperation, enthusiasm and support of the laboratory staff to meet organizational goals.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  1. Undergraduate degree in clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical or biological science or related field required.
  2. Obtain a Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS) ABHI certification within 2 year of eligibility.
  3. Minimum three years HLA experience.
  4. Supervisory or management experience strongly preferred.
  5. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and participate in 24-hour call.  Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  6. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.
  7. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills.
  8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  9. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and lab equipment.
  10. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information in person or by phone.
  11. OSHA Category I – Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  12. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.

 

MTN BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

 

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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