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Hematology Supervisor - Clinical Laboratory
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Job Description


To supervise the chemistry technologists and technicians in the performance of their duties. Is directly responsible for keeping the Chemistry Manager informed of all matters. Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.


Performance Appraisal Rating Key: 1 = Exceeds 2 = Meets 3 = Does not meet




A. Clinical/Technical/Service

* Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:
* Add additional Clinical/Technical/Service/Administrative tasks here.
* Schedules laboratory assignments and work flow, reviews analysis performed by staff, and signs out all results. Assures that all tests for the section are properly and efficiently performed and reported. Supervises saving of specimens. Ensures that all results are entered correctly in the LIS.
* Supervises and ensures correct functioning of the laboratory quality control system in section. Ensures that quality control actions are taken and documented in a timely fashion by the technical staff. Checks for trends and accounts for and supervises the correction of problems. Keeps the Chemistry Manager informed of actions and unresolved problems.
* Supervises instrument maintenance ensuring that accurate and complete records of instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs are kept. Promptly contacts company repair persons, discusses problems with them, and troubleshoots by telephone. Schedules company repair persons in house in a timely fashion. Reports actual and impending instrument defects to the Chemistry Manager. Performs and documents pipette calibrations and preventive maintenance on all instruments.
* Supervises and ensures adequate inventory of reagents and supplies. Initiates timely ordering and follows up on order status. Informs Chemistry Manager of any problem associated with ordering supplies, including the need to amend blanket orders. Supervises reagent dating, storage, and cross-over studies to ensure continuous availability of satisfactory reagents, standards, and controls.
* Routinely works rotating weekends. Works holidays and off-hour shifts when necessary. In an emergency, works weekends not regularly assigned.
* Compiles data for area as need for cost-accounting and budgeting processes, as requested by the Chemistry Manager.
* Reviews Outreach Reports as needed.
* Is familiar with and enforces laboratory safety practices.
* Meets criteria for competency assessment in all areas.
* Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigened area.
* Age Specific Competencies (check all patient population served)
* Neonate/Infant Pediatric Adolescent Adult Geriatric Not Applicable
* a.Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.
* b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.
* c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.
* d. Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.
* B. Organizational/Managerial
* Participates in the department's performance improvement activities.
* Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
* Add additional Organizational/Managerial skills here.
* Supervises and directs chemistry technologists and technicians in the timely and accurate performance of their duties. Assumes responsibility for safety practices in their area.
* Provides on-the-job training for all personnel trainees in correct operation and maintenance of instruments and al other bench responsibilities, i.e., Quality Control, inventory, work load recording, documentation of unusual occurrrences, telephone protocols, etc.
* Conducts performance reviews on union personnel and issues initial oral warning to union personnel when performances are unsatisfactory. Enforces laboratory and Hospital Center policies on an on-going basis. Immediately informs the Chemistry Manager of any personnel and administrative problems in area.
* Schedules all union personnel on all shifts, including work schedules, vacations, and overtime. Responsible for overall coordination of shifts and daily workload flow.
* Maintains attendance and payroll records.
* Ensures that all failures on proficiency surveys are addresed and documented in a timely manner. Ensures that corrective action are implemented.
* Each Supervisor must know how to cover all supervisory sections. Supervisors are responsible for covering each other when a Supervisor is out for any reason. Specific supervisory areas will rotate as assigned by the Chemistry Manager.
* Interviews prospective employees. Conducts performance appraisals and takes disciplinary action, when necessary.
* C. Educational/Professional Development
* Participates in the development of other staff members.
* Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.
* Identifies learning strengths and needs
* Utilizes learning resources.
* Add additional Educational/Professional Development skills here.
* Monitors the timely handling and recordkeeping of Proficiency Survey Specimens, ensuring correct distribution. Analyzes the collated results, ensuring that forms are filled out, and mails the reports to the Proficiency Agency in a timely fashion.
* Gathers data for new method and equipment evaluation as directed by the Chemistry Manager. Evaluates and implements new procedures and instruments and updates existing methodologies under the guidance of the Chemistry Manager/Laboratory Director.
* Lectures to the Clinical Chemistry staff on technical subjects. Schedules and conducts meetings with the technical staff to keep them informed.
* Trains new technologists, students, and pathology residents; keeps records of trainings. Performs follow-up and prepares proficiency test results for assigned areas.
* D. Communication/Relationships
* Demonstrates a professional, courteous,and respectful attitude in dealing with patients,
* families and significant others.
* Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff
* and extended community.
* Add additional Communication/Relationship skills here.
* Answers verbal queries and complaints from medical and hospital staff. Directs queries and complaints they cannot answer, satisfy, or handle to the Chemistry Manager. Informs the Chemistry Manager of actions taken.
* Maintains good communication within all areas of pathology.
* Answer phones appropriately and monitor staff for compliance.
* May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary.


Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Medical Technology


Five years clinical chemistry.


Meets New York City requirement as of July 1994 or New York State Regulations.

About Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center. Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.