About the Role
The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor is responsible for
the general supervision of Clinical Laboratory personnel and the
daily operations of the Analytical Laboratory. The Clinical
Laboratory General Supervisor may also perform high complexity
laboratory testing (Next-Generation DNA sequencing) on patient
specimens, interpret and report patient results, and perform
quality control and quality assurance procedures while complying
with all applicable local, state, and federal laboratory
The high complexity nature of the work requires excellent
attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication
skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and
schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team
The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor will often be the
first point of contact for CLSs and Laboratory Associates during
laboratory processing and will provide guidance while
troubleshooting complex problems. The Clinical Laboratory General
Supervisor must also act as a liaison between the CLSs and
Laboratory Associates and the Technical Supervisor, Quality Manager
and Laboratory Director. As such, the Clinical Laboratory General
Supervisor must exhibit leadership skills such as good judgment,
sound analysis and decision making, the ability to remain
professional and composed under pressure, effective interpersonal
skills, and the ability to effectively communicate across all
levels of the laboratory and across departments.
The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor will also be involved
with scheduling, troubleshooting high complexity technical and
non-technical problems, coaching and mentoring the laboratory
staff, building effective teams, managing projects and meeting
project deliverables, and understanding and implementing laboratory
goals. Given the wide variety of tasks involved in this position,
the Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor must demonstrate the
ability to analyze complex issues and make sound decisions in a
timely manner, commitment to helping and motivating employees, the
ability to respond to difficult issues quickly, fairly, and
ethically, outstanding organizational skills, the ability to
respond to change with flexibility and to adapt quickly to evolving
circumstances, and excellent communication skills including
utilizing various communication channels (team meetings, one on one
etc.), proactively communicating team goals and priorities clearly,
openly and objectively, and communicating changes, issues, and
challenges in all directions of the organization.
How you'll contribute:
- Provide day-to-day supervision of laboratory personnel.
- Be responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory
including but not limited to scheduling, independently
troubleshooting and resolving technical and non-technical high
complexity problems that adversely affect test performance.
- Perform administrative duties including but not limited to
writing employee performance evaluations and reviewing SOPs, Work
Instructions, protocols, training forms, QC forms, equipment
maintenance forms, and the annual review of Standard Operating
Procedures and Work instructions.
- Coach and mentor CLSs and Laboratory Associates including but
not limited to providing guidance and constructive feedback and
assisting with the development of the troubleshooting and judgment
skills of CLSs and Laboratory Associates.
- Manage the testing and validation of new procedures and
- Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to
the laboratory's standard operating procedures as needed.
- Manage patient results, quality control procedures, and
laboratory equipment, as needed
- Assist with the training of new laboratory personnel and
training of new procedures with existing personnel.
- Lead and participate in the maintenance of stringent standards
for quality, identifying any issues which might adversely impact
the quality of test results and/or employee safety, and
communicating these to the appropriate management representatives
as necessary for resolution. Report all concerns of test quality
and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
What you'll bring:
- California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (Generalist
preferred, CGMBS accepted)
- Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science,
Clinical Science or related field.
- Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory
- A minimum of Four years of Clinical Laboratory experience
required, 6 years preferred.
- At least two years of supervisory experience preferred.
- Outstanding professionalism, leadership, and communications
- Ability to provide direct supervision to testing
- Ability to analyze and problem solve complex issues that impact
- Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis
- Ability to work as part of a team.
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