South Sunflower County Hospital

121 East Baker Street

Indianola, Mississippi 38751

(662) 887-5235

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Your Hometown Hospital

South Sunflower County Hospital

Indianola, MS


Assistant Laboratory Manager/Supervisor

Full Time


Department:  Laboratory


Reports to:     Laboratory Director/Manager/Supervisor

Chief Clinical Operation Officer


  • Graduate of a 4-year Medical Technology Program

  • License/Registration:  Must be licensed by ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologist) 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a clinical laboratory prefer previous supervisory experience

  • Must be able to teach and train new Laboratory Technicians/Laboratory Technologist

  • Must be able to provide Medical Laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information to Physicians and Nurses.

  • Must be able to prepare procedures for specimen preparation, specimen collection  and testing.

  • Must be able to evaluate laboratory information.

  • Must be able to communicate/consult with the pathologist and physicians.

  • Must be able to conform to CLIA guidelines and guide/educate the Lab Staff.

  • Must take the lead in reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital Public Health Department and CLIA.

  • Must be willing and able to help maintain equipment performance.

  • Must be knowledgeable and active in troubleshooting procedures and instruments.


Job Responsibilities:

Must be able to assist the Laboratory Director with the following task:

Maintain medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; verifying invoices and sending for payment


Maintain medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustments


Maintain quality results by participating in the hospital quality assurance program; consulting with pathologist; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; update policy

and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records


Implement new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress


Maintain medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality. 


Maintain medical laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees


Complete operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results


Maintain medical laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results


Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; ; reviewing professional publications; establishing person networks


Maintain medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair


Comply with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs monitoring outcomes


Resolve problems by consulting with pathologist, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals


Bill for services rendered; monitors daily charges; works with business office to set up charges on new test


Willing to accept additional duties as signed by the Laboratory Director


Available to staff for consultation, as needed

Blood collection:

Draws acceptable blood samples, from the patient’s finger or vein

Uses sterile technique in the collection of Blood Cultures

Properly identifies patient and labels sample at the patient’s bedside

Attaches Blood Bank Band at time of collection of Crossmatch Sample

Collects samples from patients of all ages, ranging  from Newborn, Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, or Geriatric.

Good communication skills/techniques with all age groups.


Pretesting skills:

Performs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance on the instruments in the    laboratory

Runs, reviews, evaluates and documents Quality Control for each test performed

Able to troubleshoot instruments

Calls Technical Support and resolves instrument problems over the phone

Chooses acceptable samples for the testing process

Testing Skills:

Conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis of body fluids such as blood, urine and stool

Performs test:  documents, and reports promptly, accurately and proficiently

Performs repeat analysis on all critical values

Verifies quality control has been performed and is acceptable before reporting results.

Identifies incompatible units and positive antibody screens in Blood Bank

Recognizes agglutination that is seen with incompatible units or positive antibody screens

Identifies antibodies with Antibody Workup in Blood Bank

Provides the proper blood product for transfusion in Blood Bank

Consults with the Lab Director on difficult analysis or abnormal findings, as needed

Post Testing Skills:

Recognizes normal results and critical values for all age groups

Recollects and verifies samples with erroneous values.

Notifies nurse or physician when critical values are obtained

Communication Skills:

Notifies Lab Director of any need for time off in advance

Notifies Lab Director of any issues that negatively affect patient testing

Notifies Lab Director of supply needs

Provides direction and assistance to patients, patient’s families, and visitors in a  

courteous manner

Responds to others in a positive and professional manner

Uses empathy and good communication skills

Offers suggestions for positive change in the lab

Reviews all information posted by the Lab Director

Works continuously at establishing a good rapport and cooperative working relationship with all hospital personnel

Attempts to recognize the needs of others and meet that need when possible

Demonstrates good judgment when responding to request and interacting with nurses and physicians

Policies and procedures:

Has read and reviews annually all written procedures.

Has a complete understanding of the policies and procedures outlined in the Laboratory Departmental Policy and Procedure Manual

Has a complete understanding of the policies and procedures outlined in each section manual

Work Area and Handing of specimens:

Receives reagents and supplies

Rotates stock.  Checks expiration dates

Cleans and disinfects working area.

Wears PPE when handling body fluids or contaminated objects

Disposes of hazardous material according to proper guidelines

Never takes shortcuts that may endanger someone

Schedule and Work Hours:

May be asked at any time to perform duties not mentioned on this form

Available to work, as needed

Arrives to work on time

Arrives to work on the day’s schedule

Notifies Lab Director of any sickness that may interfere with attendance

Notifies Lab Director in advance of any vacation or days off needed

Adjust to scheduling changes in a pleasant manner.

Willing to cover when there is a staffing shortage

Promptly responds to stat request


Computer Skills:

Correctly manually enters results into computer

Correctly accepts interfaced results

Correctly handles Lab Corp Interface testing

Correctly enters Microbiology results


Hospital Policies and Procedures:

Knows the labs responsibility during a fire or a disaster

Knows the telephone numbers of coworkers (or where to find them)

Uses Universal Precautions in the full testing process

Follows appropriate isolation protocols

Clocks out when leaving the hospital campus

Work Environment:

 Knows precautions needed to protect themselves in a laboratory environment:

 Works near moving mechanical parts

 May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals

 Risk of Electrical Shock

 May work with flammable material

 May be exposed to airborne particles

 Noise level is usually moderate.



Posted 4/11/2018


Contact:  Gail Bley

                 Telephone: 662-887-8235 ext. 1621


                 Apply on-line:   South Sunflower County Hospital Website