Supervisor - Specimen Management/Phlebotomy - FT (12:30pm-9:00pm)


  • Location: Des Moines, IA

  • Posted: Feb 4, 2019

Job Description


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Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Plans, organizes and supervises the daily operations of all pre-analytical processes including specimen collection, preparation and storage for Mercy Clinical Laboratory.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and nursing departments regarding specimen collection procedures.
Works with appropriate laboratory and nursing staff to resolve and identify opportunities for process improvement. Facilitates process review and implements identified changes.
Uses multiple IT platforms to collect, register, order and receive samples for laboratory testing.
Identifies and requests needed IT changes that would improve workflow and/or reduce errors.
Responsible for formal phlebotomy training program for nurses, PCTs and students.
Works closely with couriers to ensure appropriate delivery of samples to the laboratory.
Responsible for interviewing and hiring of staff for vacancies in the areas of responsibility.
Schedules staff to ensure appropriate coverage. Monitors and adjusts staffing appropriate to the workflow to meet productivity targets.
Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to disseminate information and receive feedback.
Develops and maintains orientation materials and coordinates completion of staff orientation.
Completes annual performance evaluations and ensures assessment of employee competencies.
Performs disciplinary action when indicated.
Ensures standard operating policies and procedures are current and adhere to the Laboratorys document control system
Ensures compliance with the requirements of laboratory regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Evaluates, recommends and coordinates new instrumentation purchases, staff training, instrument set-up and advanced troubleshooting.
Supports and utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards. Contributes to the formation of the vision, policies, standards and culture.
Develops and maintains quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives appropriate to the areas of responsibility.
Assists in the formulation and implementation of section goals.
Maintains an inventory system that ensures appropriate supply levels.
Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Manager, Clinical Laboratory Director or Medical Laboratory Director.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Associates degree required with 3 years clinical lab experience OR bachelors degree preferred with 1 year clinical lab experience.
Laboratory Certification through ASCP or similar organization preferred.
One (1) year supervisory experience preferred.
Experience in phlebotomy preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred

Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0209830
Schedule: Full-time
Market: Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines

1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: (515) 247-3100

Web: http://www.mercydesmoines.org

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