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Laboratory Section Supervisor at AdventHealth Gordon

Laboratory Section Supervisor

AdventHealth Gordon Calhoun, GA Full Time


Laboratory Section Supervisor – AdventHealth Gordon

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Gordon:

Located in the foothills of North Georgia Mountains

Co-workers that feel like family

Faith based organization

Employee Referral Program

Educational Reimbursement Plans

What You Will Be Responsible For:

•             Reads, examines, and interprets complex test results

•             Serves as a resource and addresses complex tests/procedures

•             Manages instrument maintenance and troubleshooting practices

•             Leads quality control and quality assurance testing

•             Assists with data collection and special projects, as assigned

•             Assists with department orientation and trains medical laboratory staff

•             Performs assigned pre-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, which may include general and analytical equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; specimen collection as needed; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; quality control and calibration performance; and other pre-analytical activities

•             Performs all expected tests and analytical procedures for assigned department or work area efficiently and accurately, according to established procedures, performance standards, and departmental competency standards. Participates in proficiency testing, consistently adhering to federal and state regulations as well as Institutional policies

•             Performs post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, reporting results (including highly abnormal results) in accordance with established procedures. Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, neonatal through geriatric patients

•             Provides orientation and training to new employees and medical technology students as needed, under the direction of the lab leadership. Appropriately documents orientation and training of new employees and medical technology students

•             Provides guidance to technicians and support staff, resolution to customer service issues within guidelines, and support education to clinical staff as appropriate or requested. Facilitates workflow when necessary

•             Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication

•             Follows appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding and adheres to Chemical Hygiene plan and Infection Control policies. Employee job duties may include transport of hazardous waste from the point of generation to a designated secure storage area; employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling hazardous waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and transport of hazardous waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment

•             Performs various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or work area

•             Assess competencies according to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments(CLIA) regulations

•             Manages quality assessment and technical oversight, problem solving, scheduling, interviewing applicants, provides input for staff performance, oversees training and competency evaluations

•             Manages employees in hiring, coaching, or termination with limited supervision from leadership

•             May assist with Standard Operating Procedures and document control

•             Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge and Skills Required:

•             Follows and ensures adherence of staff, to the Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies; protects confidentiality of patient information and results at all times

•             Ability to work independently and adapt to varying priorities, including directing workflow with minimal supervision

•             Ability to maintain equipment/records and perform quality assessment activities

•             Ability to operate computer systems to maintain patient documentation, testing records, and other related documents

•             Ability to educate and train new staff in medical laboratory settings

•             Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals

•             Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English

•             Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office


                Bachelors and 5+ years’ experience

                Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelors degree in a chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology field and 5 years of clinical laboratory experience OR Master’s degree in a chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology field and 3 years of clinical laboratory experience


  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Supervisor


  • Supervises Laboratory Section Staff

Job Summary:

Responsible for managing assigned selected aspects of laboratory processes or shifts, which may include workflow, quality control process, performance improvement activities, training of new employees, advanced problem solving for customers and coworkers, department equipment or computer maintenance and upgrades, writing/reviewing procedures, or other tasks assigned. Assists department manager with meeting goals in all Extending Excellence areas.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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