Lab Supervisor Job Description

Lab Supervisor Job Description

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Lab supervisor provides leadership to staff to assure all testing meets and exceeds CLIA, CAP, JC and MA State standards.

Lab Supervisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Trains and develops laboratory staff using the principles of Coaching Essentials the Laboratory Analyst Development Program (LADP)
In coordination with department director, designs and implements a systematic approach in measurement and assessment of the department’s processes for the purpose of quality control and improvement
Assure proper administration of Human Resources policies and pay practices regarding personnel in the laboratory
Quality Management Representative - Maintain Quality System (ISO 9001-2008) expertise to provide input to plant quality planning, practices and implementation
Plays a leadership role in the ISO 9001 Quality process as it applies to laboratory analysis and overall Product Quality Control
Collation, review and submission for approval to Laboratory Director of all QA monitoring, QC, Validation, Correlation, Linearites, and Normal Range studies
Ensuring instrument maintenance is completed on times
Conducts regular performance evaluations for direct reports
Monitor industry sector trends to maintain compliance with industry recognized agencies
Supervises all technical staff

Lab Supervisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lab Supervisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, BLS, ISO, CITI, BCBA, CDA, CNAS, ACLS, HVAC, FSSC

Education for Lab Supervisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lab supervisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Medical Technology, Science, Chemistry, Education, Medical, Biology, Technical, Clinical Laboratory Science, Engineering, Physical Science

Skills for Lab Supervisor

Desired skills for lab supervisor include:

CAP and state regulations
CAP and relevant state regulations
MS Office
Quality control
Statistical analysis
Microsoft Office

Desired experience for lab supervisor includes:

Responsible for timekeeping
Oversees the supply inventory
Submits quarterly reports to the Program/Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center
Generates and maintains annual report for all laboratory QA indicators
Inspects laboratory equipment and instrumentation by performing calibrations, linearity and control testing to insure proper function, evaluate need of repair or replacement
Ensures competency of staff by visual observation, blind specimen analysis, and proficiency testing

Lab Supervisor Examples


Lab Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab supervisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lab supervisor
  • Develops new and innovative weld methods to be used within the fabrication of JCI-Waynesboro products
  • Administers weld certification testing for UAW employees
  • Conducts pre-employment Weld Tests for applicants
  • Monitors training/certification progress, creates reports/evaluations, establish routine review meetings with trainees, UAW committee, supervisor of target area for employee and C.I
  • Maintain continuity amongst all active JCI-Waynesboro weld personnel
  • Tracks and enters Quality Incident Monitor forms (QIMs) into tracking database
  • Oversees the ordering of laboratory supplies and ensures adequate inventory is available and logged in according to established guidelines
  • Reviews QC on a monthly basis by each analyte
  • May perform the professional duties of Medical Technologist (refer to Medical Technologist job description, job code 2099) as necessary
  • Develops and implements a physical and chemical sampling and testing program for raw materials, work-in-process (WIP) and finished products at the facility
Qualifications for lab supervisor
  • A minimum of 2 years of industry experience with Test Lab / Assembly / Machine Shop environment experience preferred
  • Associate Degree from an accredited school of nursing, Cardiovascular Technology, or Radiological Technology required
  • Read and interpret manufacturing prints as required
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or related field of Laboratory Science, with registry as MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA), and four years of related clinical laboratory experience as an MLT or MT that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities as obtained in a hospital setting within the last 8 years
  • MT (ASCP), CLP (NCA), HEW/HSS, or MLT (ASCP) required
  • Ensures all testing is performed according to corporate methods, laboratory requirements, applicable regulatory requirements and policy

Lab Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a lab supervisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lab supervisor
  • Understands and manages fundamental business –testing, quality, downtime
  • Manage the analysis and certification process for shipment of all finished products of the Wichita Plant
  • Assure that the Wichita plant is furnished with analytical analysis for process control decisions and technical studies in a timely, accurate, low cost manner, on a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week basis
  • Assure that the Wichita Plant is in compliance with all environmental standards by providing manpower and support of the environmental responsibilities of the Control Lab in accordance with KDHE certification requirements
  • Review existing methods of analysis for Wichita Plant products and seek to improve them via in-house expertise, knowledge gained from R&D or technology available from equipment vendors
  • Approve methods of analysis for operating materials, raw materials, intermediate process samples and products of the Wichita Plant
  • Act as a consultant in general and analytical chemistry to Wichita Plant, provide technical resources for analytical support of the Wichita Plant and cooperate with Operations in the solution of quality problems
  • Maintain recordkeeping systems in the Laboratory for analytical data and Lab operating statistics, to support plant operations and customer specification requirements
  • Manage certification and sampling process for National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certification
  • Fulfill personal responsibilities in accordance with all safety and environmental requirements, and insure that all personnel assigned to the laboratory fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with all safety and environmental requirements
Qualifications for lab supervisor
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, implementation of new services
  • Highly collaborative independent
  • Prefer Experience implementing Lean / Continuous Improvement projects in an organization
  • Prefer Experience using 6 sigma tools and problem solving methodology
  • Temperature
  • Minimum of 3 years experience or familiarity with manual and CNC machining and grinding, specifically OD grinding and lathe operations

Lab Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a lab supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lab supervisor
  • Approve and issue test methods to be used in routine work
  • Coordinate development of operator test methods and provide supplies and training for the operator test methods
  • Provide analytical support to operations, process engineering, and Technical Service groups
  • Maintain safety in the lab operations including conducting monthly safety meetings and by participating and promoting participation in safety programs such as Job Observations and Near Miss Reports
  • Recommend changes in product specifications as appropriate
  • Maintain a Quality Assurance program for the lab
  • Evaluate new equipment and methods to improve lab performance and efficiency
  • Maintain an efficient laboratory data management system including core user responsibilities for SAP
  • Assist in the lab’s implementation and continued participation in the ISO 9000 registration for the Pasadena and Deer Park PVC sites
  • Direct the selection and shipment of the appropriate quality resin for customers
Qualifications for lab supervisor
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing a department in a manufacturing setting
  • Ability to assess overall business conditions and assign work appropriately
  • 6 years of clinical supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Schedule staff to appropriate levels by volume
  • Oversee operations to ensure acceptable turn around time for the completion of work by the Laboratory
  • Manage the accuracy and integrity of the results produced through supervisory reports, quality and performance improvement

Lab Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of lab supervisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lab supervisor
  • Responsible for the supervisory review of quality control records and equipment maintenance records
  • Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with applicable safety regulations and instructions, correcting unsafe work habits and practices and/or bringing to the attention of the Safety Team or a supervisor any practice or condition that may be detrimental to the safety and health of the employees
  • Implement and continuously improve quality systems to ensure compliance with testing SOPs and specification
  • Lead laboratory audit ready status efforts in understanding FDA, Baxter, and other regulatory and quality requirements
  • Make appropriate staffing recommendations through effective interviews, performance appraisals, and by driving appropriate accountability and feedback
  • Perform lab tests in the lab specialties of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry and blood bank, molecular or microbiology by automated and manual methods according to defined policies and procedures
  • Performs high complexity tests such as bone marrow, sperm morphology, etc
  • Perform preventative maintenance, advanced troubleshooting and calibration of laboratory instrumentation
  • Performs method and instrument evaluation and implementation
  • Investigates/resolves technical issues and responds to customers
Qualifications for lab supervisor
  • Technical Qualification in Chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Ensure all departmental reviews are submitted on time
  • Establish training goals for all new hires and participate in the review of measured goal results
  • Ensure staffing levels are appropriate and recommend action in a timely fashion when they are not
  • Medical Technologist certification and education is required
  • Point of Care experience is preferred, will have these responsibilities

Lab Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab supervisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lab supervisor
  • Investigates and resolves customer concerns
  • Completes partner performance evaluations
  • Select and interview partners with manager
  • Manages partner attendance, monitors errors, behavior issues and corrective actions
  • Neonate (birth – 28 days)
  • Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)
  • Pediatric (1 year – 12 years)
  • Adolescents (13 years – 17 years)
  • Adult (18 years – 64 years)
  • Geriatric (65 years and older)
Qualifications for lab supervisor
  • Experience with CAP regulations in Chemistry
  • Staff leadership and development experience
  • ASCP or other Lab certification, required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or related field (biology, physics, computer science, zoology)
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biology, or Physical Science
  • Successful completion of a Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program

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