South Sunflower County Hospital
Assistant Laboratory Manager/Supervisor
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Contact: Gail Bley
Telephone: 662-887-8235 ext. 1621
Apply on-line: South Sunflower County Hospital Website