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Clinical Laboratory Accessioning Supervisor


This is a Contract position in Valencia, CA posted November 26, 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities :
• Direct sample accessioning in a high-complexity laboratory operation including decision-making, response to problems, identifying errors and taking corrective actions.

• Adhere to proper resource allocation and coordination.

Ensuring maximum efficiency in the use of personnel; controlling departmental supply expenses.

Manage and share daily workload; use time wisely, providing a productive atmosphere.

• Demonstrate thorough knowledge of test methodologies and quality control.

• Ensure integrity of specimen identification procedures are followed.

• Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever specimen identification and patient demographics do not meet established performance specifications.

• Provide orientation and training to all personnel.

• Perform, evaluate and document employee competency.

• Perform, evaluate and document employee performance appraisals.

• Develop, write, review and implement operational procedures and policies, as approved by Director or Manager.

• Assures laboratory functions in a manner consistent with laboratory, CLIA and local regulations.

• Prepare laboratory for inspections and prepare reports as needed.

• Demonstrate technical expertise and perform duties of laboratory accessioners, as needed.

• Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.

• Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.

• Maintain good communication with leadership, team members, and customers.

• Demonstrate an awareness of client expectations and seek ways to satisfy.

• Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory computer related tasks.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications :
• BS Degree in biology or related scientific discipline.

• Have at least 1 year of laboratory training or experience (or both) in high complexity testing.

• Have practical knowledge of routine laboratory equipment and procedures.

• Be detail-oriented, well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Good, accurate computer skills.

• Able to work effectively and able to deliver on tight datelines.

Recommended Qualifications :
• Previous Supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory setting.

• Hands on technical expertise in Infectious Disease testing.

• Experience with LIMS and laboratory automation.

Working Conditions :
• Clinical Public Health Laboratory environment; exposure to blood borne pathogens; must wear personal protective equipment including lab coat, gloves and completely closed footwear.

• Employee may be requested to work shifts other than daylight depending on the needs of the laboratory.

• Weekend rotation may be required.

• Travel is not required.

Physical Requirements :
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use a keyboard, type, and occasionally stand and move to other parts of the lab.

• Must have manual dexterity to use lab equipment.

• Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.

• Able to lift boxes up to 25 pounds Direct Reports : Accessioning team members N othing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

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