Lab Section Supervisor (MT) - Chemistry Needham Lab at Atrius Health in Needham, Massachusetts

Posted in Health Care 9 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Atrius Health is a nonprofit healthcare leader delivering a system of connected care that enables us to know our patients better so that we can serve them well. Across 32 clinical locations, more than 50 specialties and 825 physicians, we provide proactive, customized care to more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patients across eastern Massachusetts. The Atrius Health practices including Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and PMG Physician Associates - together with VNA Care - work in collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities, to develop innovative and effective ways of delivering care in the most appropriate setting, making it easier for patients to be healthy. We believe that by establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of our patients, we enrich their health and enhance their lives.
Under general management, supervises the daily operations of a sub-group or specific shift(s) of a larger laboratory to assure the delivery of the highest quality of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic testing. Directs workflow, resolves technical problems and ensures laboratory operations conform to established standards.Ensures the accurate and timely reporting of clinically useful results.Reports to the Clinical Director of Laboratory Operations.
Supervises small group (typically 2-10 employees) of technical nonexempt staff (primarily phlebotomists and medical lab technologists). Carries out supervisory responsibilities within areas of responsibility in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Provides direction and support to staff to assure departmental effectiveness and efficiency. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; reviewing personnel actions of subordinates and addressing complaints and resolving problems. Establishes standards, normal values, and methods of control for each laboratory test performed. Inspects and verifies work of staff to ensure technical output complies with standards for quality. Reviews and approves final test results and quality control results. Attests to the validity and accuracy of the results. Performs daily quality control and monitors on-going results. Must supervise the equivalent of at least 2 full-time employees.
Provides laboratory expertise and guidance to staff and serves as internal consultant on technical issues. Directs staff on difficult procedures. Identifies and analyzes inconsistent results. Suggests changes to increase the validity and reliability of results. Works with supervisor to plan, design, and direct installation of new or improved laboratory techniques. Consults with pathologist on unusual cases. Implements quality control measures and monitors work quality for compliance with changes to increase the validity and reliability of results. Identifies conflicts and problem areas and intervenes toward resolution of these problems. Works with the lab and/or practice administrator to ensure the successful delivery and continuity of laboratory services. Provides administrative presence for patient/staff inquiries and requests. Resolves problems within a broad scope of established parameters. Involves supervisor when clarification is needed and keeps supervisor informed of progress. Counsels lab personnel who are having difficulty maintaining standards. Interacts and consults with medical providers about patients and problem lab work. Keeps regional lab manager and/or practice administrator informed about issues.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science or equivalent preferred . Certified Medical Technologist (ASCP) preferred or equivalent certification. Will accept meeting the federal requirements of CLIA 88 qualifications for laboratory supervisor.
Skills and Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years' experience as medical technologist with at least 1 year of supervisory experience in a laboratory environment. Demonstrated organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills. Strong analytical, problem resolution and business judgement skills. Must be proficient with Excel & Word and have a general experience working with LIS products. Must be able to multi-task. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
Atrius Health is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and other constituents of Atrius Health will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other dimensions of diversity.
Benefits Include:
* Up to 8% company retirement contribution,
* Generous Paid Time Off
* 10 paid holidays,
* Paid professional development,
* Competitive health and dental benefit package.
Atrius Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or any other employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military service or application for military service, veteran or disability status.Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).VEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the statePDN-93a0f4c5-9eb8-4d54-8773-293dd3153c47