laboratory Supervisor- core Lab

Regular Full-Time

Location:

901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Job Category:

CentraState Medical Center

Primary Shift:

Day

Work Schedule:

8A-4P

Days and Hours:

Monday-Friday with occasional additional hours as needed

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Overview

Responsibilities

SUPERVISOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

ADMINISTRATION

Responsible for Laboratory Operations for section and/or assigned shift.

Ensures that all personnel policies and practices are followed.

Assist in formulating goals and objectives for Department.

Establishes and implements policies and procedures in collaboration with associated Departments throughout the organization.

Interviews, hires, disciplines, and fires personnel as appropriate.

Prepares and administers performance appraisals.

Oversees work schedules, to assure adequate staffing is available to complete the workflow.

Authorizes overtime as necessary.

Prepares various reports for assigned committees and Management as requested.

Assumes administrative responsibilities for other areas as communicated by site Manager.

 

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Acts as a technical resource for instrumentation.

Evaluates new procedures and instrumentation for implementation.

Oversees technical performance of section assuring that results are accurate and turn around is optimal.

Develops and reports workload statistics to the Site Manager.

Reports Quality Control, Proficiency Testing and Quality Improvement issues to site Manager as requested.

Maintains and ensures procedures are performed according to SOP.

Ensures result review is performed and associated problems are resolved.

Responds to telephone inquiries off hours.

Ensures that technical manuals are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Performs duties of testing personnel as needed.

Cover any open shifts.

 

BUDGET

Assists Manager in preparation of budget (salaries and hours, supplies and purchased services)

Monitors and justifies monthly variances.

Identifies areas for cost savings within the section.

Recommends and justifies capital purchases. Identifies and aids in the justification of new/replacement instrumentation.

Recognizes and communicates revenue opportunities.

Performs cost analysis for new or existing tests as appropriate.

 

INVENTORY

Oversees purchasing of supplies.

Implements and maintains an Inventory Control System which minimizes cost and improves productivity.

Seeks mechanisms to purchase supplies in a cost-effective manner.

Evaluates new instrumentation/equipment/product purchases as directed by the Site Manager.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Attends hospital wide committees and staff meetings as scheduled.

Communicates laboratory and site issues to site manager.

Chairs regularly scheduled staff meetings.

Promotes shared values and shared governance throughout the organization.

Actively initiates and responds to incident and occurrence reports. Communicates

findings and solutions to site Manager.

Meets with vendors and technical representatives regarding operational needs.

Interfaces and cooperates with other lab management personnel.

 

COMPETENCY TESTING

Aids in developing protocols to satisfy regulatory requirements.

Works with other coordinators and management to ensure compliance.

Provides remediation as indicated.

Participates in in-services as required.

 

REGULATORY COMPLICANCE (CAP, CLIA, JCAHO, FDA)

Updates and monitors laboratory compliance with regulatory agencies.

Coordinates self-inspections and onsite inspections with Manager.

Assures all QA/QC logs are reported, reviewed, and maintained as required by regulatory agencies.

 

SAFETY CRITIERA

Ensures all staff are in compliance with OSHA, Fire, Disaster, Right to Know and Infection Control policies.

Maintains a safe environment in accordance with hospital policies and other regulatory agencies.

Demonstrates knowledge of and practices departmental safety procedures, including safe handling of hazardous.

Demonstrates practice of institutional, patient, and personnel safety procedures.

Complete the mandatory annual training programs addressing those areas appropriate to the section as defined by Human resources.

Qualifications

Education and Training:

· Must meet current CAP requirements for a laboratory supervisor

· Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, or in a physical, chemical, biological, or clinical laboratory science and 5+ years in high complexity testing in CLIA/CAP environment; ASCP certification or equivalent required

 

Experience/Skills Requirement

· Minimum of three (3) years clinical laboratory experience

· Two (2) years of laboratory supervisory experience required

· Proven experience working in a clinical laboratory or healthcare setting, with a solid understanding of laboratory operations and regulatory compliance

· In-depth knowledge of Clinical Laboratory principles, methodologies, and devices

· Familiarity with relevant regulatory guidelines (e.g., CLIA, CAP) and accreditation processes.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues effectively.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders and deliver training programs

· Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to accuracy and quality in laboratory practices

· Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

· Proficient in using laboratory information systems and data management tools

About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.

 

When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.

 

Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!

 

What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.