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Del Sol Medical Center

Lab Supervisor

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El Paso, TX, United States
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)
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Introduction

Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Lab Supervisor today with Del Sol Medical Center.

Benefits

Del Sol Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a(an) Lab Supervisor. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs testing without supervision for the pre-analytical, analytical, post-analytical testing of waived, moderately complex and complex departments according to established standards of accreditation set forth by TJC, CLIA and C.A.P. The Laboratory Supervisor may be responsible for one or more departments in the Laboratory (Microbiology, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Chemistry and Blood Bank). The Laboratory Supervisor performs testing of body fluids aiding in the diagnoses, evaluation and the treatment of patients. He/she must maintain the highest standards of all accrediting agencies. Performs related quality control and clerical work as required. Evaluates new procedures or methods under direct supervision of the Laboratory Director and Laboratory Manager. Assists in training and orientation of personnel. Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site telephone or electronic consultation in order to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures of the Laboratory.

POPULATION SERVED:

Clinical Laboratory services performed on patients from Neonate to Geriatric ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

A. Laboratory Supervisors Responsibility (General Supervisors responsibility - CMS)

  • Is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by testing personnel.
  • Must be onsite to provide direct supervision when high complex testing is performed by any personnel.
  • Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure the acceptable levels of
  • analytic performance is maintained.
  • Assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s
  • established performance specifications.
  • Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test
  • system is properly functioning.
  • Providing orientation to all testing personnel.
  • Annually evaluating and documenting the performance of all testing personnel.

B. Directs lab section staff in the performance of their duties.

  • Requests new and replacement staff as needed and as budget allows.
  • In conjunction with the Lab Director, interviews and reviews candidates for hire.
  • Oversees the orientation and training of new employees.
  • Prepares and maintains work schedules to provide adequate coverage.
  • Counsels or disciplines employees when indicated in accordance with policy and guidelines.
  • Teaches, supervises, delegates and serves as a resource person in accordance with the competency level of all staff members.
  • Ensures that employees are kept current with all training and retraining needs, and oversees competency testing of personnel.
  • Completes performance evaluations on time and sets reasonable, achievable goals for employees.
  • Ensures that all assigned duties of the staff are completed with timeliness and quality.
  • Addresses employee concerns and conflicts according to hospital policy.
  • Ensures adequate supplies are maintained.
  • Ensures that accreditation standards and requirements are communicated and followed.
  • Ensures that all safety policies and procedures are communicated and followed.
  • Communicates, supports, and models a service-oriented relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Assists in the performance improvement activities of the lab and hospital.

C. Oversees the technical aspects of the Laboratory.

  • Oversees the quality control activities for the technical section(s), ensuring that these activities are complete, accurately filled out, and performed and reported in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that all preventive maintenance and instrument performance checks are performed and recorded according to schedule.
  • Ensures that the procedure manual(s) is kept complete and up-to-date.
  • Together with the Lab Director, monitors compliance with accreditation requirements.
  • Trains or assists in training other employees on the procedures of that section(s).
  • In conjunction with the Lab Director, is responsible for the formulation and execution of the policies and procedures for that section(s).
  • Maintains adequate knowledge of software / computers to complete work quickly and efficiently.

D. Performs clinical laboratory assays in one or more of the technical disciplines

  • Demonstrates good knowledge concerning techniques and theory.
  • Performs tests accurately and precisely according to written policies and procedures and established practices.
  • Learns and adapts well to new instrumentation and techniques.
  • Ensures that assay results are reported in a timely, legible, and meaningful format with appropriate reference values and/or interpretive comments and delivered to the appropriate clinical practitioner/clinical area.
  • Ensures that test selection and reference ranges are appropriate for the age of the patient.
  • Performs duties with minimal supervision, showing appropriate independent judgment.

E. Ensures timely availability of laboratory results

  • Organizes work and work area for efficiency of performance.
  • Performs work with sufficient speed to allow acceptable turnaround time of results.
  • Demonstrates good productivity as judged by efficient use of time and volume of testing and other duties performed.
  • Prioritizes work appropriate to relative importance and critical nature.
  • Immediately reports and documents critical values.

F. Ensures the quality of analyses through quality control, quality assurance, and maintenance activity.

  • Performs quality control activities appropriate to each assay performed, and responds appropriately to outlier results.
  • Successfully participates in proficiency testing activities in each technical area for which the employee has responsibilities.
  • Participates in preventive maintenance and repair of instrumentation.
  • Participates in preparation of calibrators, reagents and other materials.

G. Participates in training and educational activities for the laboratory.

  • Helps train new employees or those with less experience in a technical area.
  • Participates in providing in-service education for the laboratory and other hospital personnel.

H. Assumes responsibility for ensuring that various functions are performed during the work period.

  • Ensures that all QC functions needed for the shift are performed.
  • Ensures that all preventive maintenance functions are performed during the shift worked.

I. Infection Control, Safety and Accrediting Agencies

  • Maintains the Laboratories quality assurance and quality control program to meet laboratory-accrediting standards.
  • At least annually reviews all safety policies, procedures, and materials to maintain current knowledge of safety issues.
  • Practices safe work habits according to policies and standard procedures.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.

J. Performs testing without supervision for the pre-analytical, analytical, post-analytical testing of waived, moderately complex and high-complex testing according to established standards of accreditation set forth by TJC, CLIA and C.A.P. K. Performs other related duties as directed or required.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

Current BLS certification required if scheduled to work at offsite FSED.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher level of education with education from an accredited program in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Work experience in lieu of Degree only for internal candidates. A high degree of knowledge/experience in medical laboratory technology and laboratory accrediting agency standards is required.

Two years of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing. Full knowledge of the medical laboratory area is required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Certified as a MT, MLS or CLS from any licensure recognized by the laboratory certification agency (e.g. CLIA, CMS, TJC, C.A.P.) Preferred 2-3 years of leadership experience in a clinical laboratory environment. Ability to navigate through Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

Ability to relate professionally with people, analytical abilities, ability to problem solve, train employees and to motivate others. Organizational skills, research skills, time management skills, written and verbal communications and supervisory skills required. Excellent customer service skills required. Ability to navigate through Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Del Sol Medical Centeris a full service, acute-care hospital in east El Paso, Texas. We have a Level II trauma designation. This facility has 300+ patient beds. Our range of services include emergency care, cardiac care, women’s services, Level III NICU, rehabilitation, a bariatric clinic, and a Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. Del Sol Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Lab Supervisor opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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