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Supervisor, Laboratory

Description

UPMC Shadyside is hiring a Supervisor to lead the Automated Testing Laboratory team! This role will work a schedule of primarily night shifts with some evening shifts as needed. 

This will be a working supervisor role with both bench and leadership roles! We are a patient-focused and team-oriented laboratory that specializes in world-renowned oncology and takes great pride in what they do for the patients and their families. If you're looking to join a modern, state-of-the-art facility, along with a dynamic and diverse team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment, UPMC Shadyside is the place for you!

Why UPMC?

We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. You can expect:

  • A career ladder that provides growth opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.
  • You’ll have access to our competitive and robust Total Rewards benefits package which was ranked 20% higher in value than other competitors in our market
  • An AWARD-WINNING workplace with endless opportunities.
    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.

Purpose:
Supervise assigned laboratories/departments through managing, planning, servicing, organizing and controlling the activities of personnel engaged in the collection and transport of patient specimens, the processing and handling of laboratory specimens and in the generation of timely and accurate test results. All activities are directed in accordance with the express standards of accrediting agencies, the Laboratory Director and the UPMC Laboratory Service Center. Assures compliance with the UPMC mission and values for providing service excellence. Implied accountability to patients and the medical staff servicing those patients also exist. Use a wide range of independent judgment and discretion in order to coordinate the efforts of the particular laboratory/department for the maximum benefit of patients served.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigates and develops new techniques and instrumentation. Promotes continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Interviews and selects personnel that contributes to an engaged and motivated staff.
  • Coaches and develops staff and initiates corrective actions via Human Resources as necessary.
  • Ensures adherence to all departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Maintains up-to-date policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory guidelines (CAP, Joint Commission, etc). Informs staff of policy and procedure changes.
  • Completes all projects assigned by the Laboratory Director, or Manager in a timely fashion.
  • Develops annual capital and operating budgets and manages all budgets in accordance with established financial guidelines. Investigates and corrects any budget variances.
  • Ensures that time and attendance for subordinates meet departmental expectations. Monitors and approves payroll.
  • Receives and investigates all complaints concerning the laboratories and its personnel and takes action to resolve concerns when necessary.
  • Continually evaluates section performance to ensure clinical value and quality of results
  • Participates in hospital committees as appropriate to represent the laboratory. Leads lab work groups
  • Remains abreast of developments in the field of management and laboratory science while pursuing a program of self-development.
  • Supervises technical staff, ensures adequate training, conducts competency assessments, and completes annual performance appraisals on time.
  • Performs duties of a Medical Technologist as required.
  • Provides direction to the technical and clerical staff to maintain optimal workflow and productivity. Coordinates staffing to assure maximum efficiency and equal distribution of the workload.
  • Interacts courteously and professionally with all Laboratory customers, clients and staff. Promotes positive interdisciplinary relations.
  • Establishes both short and long term operational goals, and implements appropriate monitoring and control systems to ensure the laboratories are achieving strategic goals.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science, OR a successfully completed HEW (HHS) proficiency examination, and 4 years Clinical Laboratory experience.
  • Bachelor degrees in a non-science will be considered only if the candidate meets general supervisor qualifications per CLIA 88 regulatory standards.
  • Leadership experience preferred.
  • Ability to engage, develop and encourage employees to fulfill their full potential.
  • Ability to supervise personnel in situations of high-stress levels and be able to reconcile the objectives of management and the medical staff to produce optimal departmental outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Am Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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