Section Supervisor

Lexington Medical Center

Job title: Section Supervisor

Company: Lexington Medical Center

Job description: LMC Northeast – Lab

Full Time

AM/PM Shift


Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs nearly 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.

Job Summary

Assume responsibility of developing and maintaining a technically proficient section of the clinical laboratory while meeting standards set by peer review organizations. Maintain administrative duties that ensure proper operation of the section.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Associate Degree in Medical Technology or Bachelor Degree from a regionally recognized accredited college or university with courses in the physical and biological sciences

Minimum Years of Experience: 4 Years of recent relevant experience in a clinical laboratory and other relevant experience

Substitutable Education & Experience: None.

Required Certifications/Licensure: MLS/MT or MLT certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC)OR CLS certification by the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) for Laboratory Personnel OR equivalent certification from state or government OR an equivalent combination of education and acceptable clinical laboratory experience.

Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Process laboratory specimens related to the department supervised.
  • Perform and monitor the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques
  • Organize, update, perform, monitor and document quality control and preventive maintenance program in section.
  • Monitor proper handling of proficiency testing.
  • Perform trouble-shooting procedures on all assigned department equipment, communicate with service, and relay appropriate information to appropriate personnel; document appropriately
  • Serve as a technical resource/go-to person performing as a key operator of a laboratory instrument; train employees on its operation, troubleshooting, and updates.
  • Perform quality assurance activities such as process improvement analysis (PI/CQI) to enhance productivity, turn-around times, and overall service of the laboratory department.
  • Review patient and instrument data for accuracy and maintain proper records (i.e., quality control reports
  • Recognize abnormal results, evaluate and correlate data with other test results/diagnosis; interpret appropriately and conduct follow-up action if required
  • Perform proper notification of abnormal results per policy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory agencies (COLA, OSHA, CLIA, JCAHO) and oversee accreditation preparation and inspections.
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures as established by LMC; be a role model for other staff and make suggestions for to improve safety conditions.
  • Provide patient care/support that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of the patient group served.
  • Evaluate and implement new test procedures/new instruments, recognize/review current procedures for needed updates or corrections.
  • Develop/revise laboratory procedures/manuals, reports, and other documents.
  • Train students on technical procedures and equipment and teach in a classroom setting to students or staff (lecture/continuing education).
  • Meet requirements for General Supervisor as listed in CSF42 493.1463.
  • Clinical Administrative: 10% Maintain supply inventory; initiate order requests and oversee hospital biannual inventory. Conduct follow-up action on backorders; Research all section complaints and resolve concerns. Keep pathologists and Administrative Laboratory Director/Lab Manager advised of significant and/or potential problems; Evaluate need for new instrumentation. Evaluate and justify cost of purchasing, operating and maintaining equipment. Validate training of staff on new equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Interface with vendors to gather information, negotiate prices, and resolve service concerns; Maintain accreditation standards for all appropriate accrediting agencies and peer reviews; Establish and monitor section goals that are in accordance with laboratory and hospital goals.

  • Communication: Serve on hospital committees and task forces as requested and able; Maintain good communications within the section and lab. Conduct regular section meetings.
  • General: Demonstrate leadership ability and actively participate in Laboratory Management Team meetings and activities; Implement and delegate decisions in section operations; show independent judgment in problem solving and unique situations; participate in policy-making decisions; Serve as charge person for lab on weekends; Perform such duties as may be assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, i.e., fire, disaster; Attend educational programs and encourage staff education; Ensure personnel safety through monitoring of policy adherence and proper education and training. Assist in development of appropriate safety procedures; Perform other duties as directed by Medical Director or Administrative Laboratory Director.
  • Productivity: Monitor section testing turnaround time; Schedule section personnel to provide coverage appropriate for workload; Perform technical duties 50% of time: management 50% of time.
  • Personnel Management: Hire, discipline, coach, orient, instruct, and evaluate section personnel; Conduct performance evaluations for personnel within section; Instruct personnel in the performance of new procedures/policies and monitor ongoing employee performance; Ensure cross training of section personnel; Identify the learning and educational needs of self and staff; Evaluate and revise job descriptions for personnel within section; Maintain updated CRPA’s for personnel within section; Monitor personnel time and attendance.
  • Financial: Plan and monitor annual capital equipment budget, personnel budget and supply budget for section. Reconcile significant deviations.
  • Service Excellence Criteria: Maintain an optimistic, professional, career oriented demeanor (positive role model) as leader within your area at Lexington Medical Center. Exemplify excellent customer relations toward patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers. Hold self and subordinates accountable for conformity to Service Excellence Policy and “House Rules.”
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Expected salary:

Location: West Columbia, SC

Job date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 08:53:04 GMT

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