This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences or related field and either a certification as a Medical Technologist, MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or Histotechnologist, HTL (ASCP), Histotechnician, HT (ASCP), Cytotechnologist, CT (ASCP), SCT (ASCP) or related field.
5 years of experience as a Medical Technologist/CLSLIA with at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory or lead capacity. Must be qualified as a Technical Supervisor as defined by CLIA regulations.
Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures for biohazards and chemicals, as well as quality control procedures and regulations.
Manage and direct the daily activities of assigned laboratory work group(s) through appropriate delegation, technical skills training, and work supervision. Supervisors screen and assign workload. Oversee the work of laboratory personnel performing routine testing including planned laboratory work, evaluating performance and handling any procedural or technical problems that may occur.
Supervisors will take measures to keep the laboratory running efficiently by developing and implementing quality control programs, preparing technical reports on lab activity and designing efficient work schedules for personnel.
Manage staff in accordance with organization's policies and applicable regulations. Counsel, train and coach laboratory staff. Directs the management of sections, human resources and employee relations. Responsibilities include appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems.
Approve actions on human resources issues. Foster a unified culture and facilitate collaboration, cooperation, sharing of information and teamwork. Participate in initiatives to improve employee engagement to positively impact operational results, customer satisfaction and employee retention.
Assist in the creation and revision of laboratory policies and technical procedures. Maintain appropriate control and quality assurance procedures. Ensure compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Services quality assurance and safety requirements. Accountable for adherence to state and federal rules and regulations; ensures compliance with CAP, AABB, TJC, federal, state and local agencies.
Keep abreast of new technical developments. Assist with implementation of new tests, equipment, programs and/or procedures in the assigned area(s) as needed. Supervisors learn new laboratory procedures and techniques and introduce them to their team. Accountable for on-going training and professional development of staff.
Meet regularly with staff, technical directors and senior management to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues. Assist in developing performance standards. Monitor work, develop staff skills and evaluate performance.
Performs advanced/specialized tests and other related laboratory techniques. Reruns work of others to confirm test results. Re-evaluates methodology and makes recommended changes to assist in test interpretation. Determines if further testing should be done on samples or if test should be repeated. Performs duties of technologist as necessitated by absence or peak workload. **Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
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