Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

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Laboratory supervisor provides quality oversight for testing of clinical supplies (investigational products) to assure quality and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other applicable regulations and internal procedures.

Laboratory Supervisor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective laboratory supervisor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included laboratory supervisor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Determine and perform assigned quality control procedures
Have responsibility for all maintenance, quality control, correlation studies and method validation on all instruments and procedures within the division
Perform weekly data review and updates of inventory data
Mentor and train laboratory technicians
Provides clinical and administrative oversight to laboratory / pathology supervisory personnel and administrative assistants
Review of all proficiency testing (CAP Surveys)
Review of all performance improvement activities
Provides oversight to laboratory supervisory personnel for the maintenance and updating of all Clinical Lab policy & procedure manuals
Evaluates personnel for job performance (EPRS) or reviews (including sign off) EPRS performed by the department supervisors
Conducts staff meetings on a regularly scheduled basis

Laboratory Supervisor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Laboratory Supervisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOT, NICET, ACI, ASCP, MT, AMT, NCA, ABHI, QC, QA

Education for Laboratory Supervisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Laboratory Supervisor

Desired skills for laboratory supervisor include:

Principles
Analytical methods
Practices
Quality control
Related theory
Statistical analysis
Applicable instrumentation
Current government regulations and leadership
Veterinary testing and procedures
Federal

Desired experience for laboratory supervisor includes:

Responsible for providing department orientation to physicians, interns, and nursing staff
Responsible for scheduling of all staff for 24x7 coverage of Clinical Lab, including holiday coverage
Responsible for review and updating of all Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (TJC) standards (PPR) via web based access to TJC
Responsible for review and signatory approval of weekly time logs and electronic submission of time (SSTA)
Responsible for review and signatory approval of all requests for leave for supervisory and non-supervisory personnel
The incumbent is responsible for interviewing and hiring of staff and or provides assistance and or oversight to the hiring process

Laboratory Supervisor Examples

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Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a laboratory 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 laboratory supervisor
  • Responsible to maintain change of custody information
  • To supervise and assist where necessary the preparation of client sample shipments back to the client or an appropriate 3rd party laboratory or to NY for testing as appropriate
  • Transport of specimens to the technicians in the laboratory when necessary
  • Filing and retrieving internal copies of all reports and forms
  • To supervise and review purchase and the maintenance of the department’s storage freezers
  • Ensure that defined metrics are captured and reported on a regular basis as requested by CS Management
  • Performs invoices coding
  • Meet with lab personnel for frequent performance discussions annual performance appraisals
  • Interact with multiple support groups such as Quality Assurance, Project Management, Metrology
  • Supervises staff, assigning work, monitoring activities and evaluating performance
Qualifications for laboratory supervisor
  • Two to three years relevant experience*
  • Requires color determination
  • Requires standing, pulling and/or pushing, carrying, reaching, stooping and crouching, speaking, listening, and smelling
  • Requires sitting, climbing, walking, lifting, grasping, crawling, near vision acuity
  • Contributes to maintenance of department diagnostic equipment and other technical resources
  • Prepares reports, presentations and other information summarizing work activities
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Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a laboratory supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for laboratory supervisor
  • Supervises maintenance of equipment and assigned calibration activities
  • May interface with accounting to resolve billing issues (POs, test codes, lot numbers, sample numbers, quantity)
  • Generates price quotes as requested by Customers
  • Ensure that samples to be tested are properly prioritized for testing
  • Insure that proper documentation for quotation for services requested, acceptance of quotation by client and delivery of quoted service results are filed for potential auditing purposes
  • Be responsible for the overall supervision of the Cytogenetics Lab
  • Prioritize overall activities of area to meet departmental goals, assigns/delegates work to staff, anticipates impact of special/emergency requests
  • Ensure adequate coverage at all times
  • Respond to questions/problems raised by staff to ensure timely completion of work
  • Establish work schedules and priorities to ensure that work flow is controlled and meets the needs of the department and ensures delivery of quality service
Qualifications for laboratory supervisor
  • Ability to safely handle potentially infectious patient specimens, carcinogenic substances, odorous and other hazardous materials
  • Minimum BA/BS degree and 5 years experience in the medical device industry
  • Laboratory personnel must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • Expert in Corporate Policies QP 8.2-03 Pathogen sampling and testing
  • Review workflow and policies and procedures to most effectively meet the mission of the department
  • Monitor staff compliance with department and Center standards, policies and procedures intervening when necessary to assure adherence
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Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of laboratory supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for laboratory supervisor
  • Ensures daily production deadlines and quality standards are met through appropriate management of available resources
  • Maintains up-to-date SOP and Procedure Manuals
  • Works on issues where analysis of situation or data requires a review of relevant factors
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet the goals
  • Perform timely and accurate analysis of samples to meet customer commitments
  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, , Quality Manual, Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), and Test Methods
  • Perform microbiological testing on client samples using appropriate instruments and techniques
  • Maintain a neat and accurate record system
  • Assist laboratory staff in making sure that analytical work done under quality system requirements
  • Review and evaluate test data generated within assigned area of responsibility for technical accuracy, SOP and test method compliance
Qualifications for laboratory supervisor
  • Review annually the performance of personnel that report directly to this position and provide written reviews to the Business Unit Manager for approval
  • Perform bacterial/mold culture identifications as requested
  • Communicates to the staff, the organization’s mission, vision, values and operational goals
  • Maintains department operating budget
  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, microbiology, or chemistry
  • 5 years of laboratory medicine experience, at least two years of supervisory/ administrative experience
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Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of laboratory supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for laboratory supervisor
  • Perform as the SAP Quality lead for Fitchburg by setting up new inspection plans, COA and product profiles
  • Lead plant corrective and preventive action (CAR/PAR) activities
  • Manage and maintain biology and chemistry laboratories
  • Overseeing laboratory performance and providing our customers with timely required technical documentation
  • Participating in the planning and execution of the micro-malting program
  • Supervises the work and daily operations of the Laboratory employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures
  • Prepares work schedule, assigns and prioritizes work to staff, ensuring adequate coverage at all times
  • Be responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the department including hiring of personnel, training/competency assessment and performance review of the staff in their designated area
  • Be responsible for maintaining procedure manuals for all testing performed and the documentation required for regulatory and licensing organizations
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory assays, procedures, data reduction, and paperwork/data entry to produce results critical to the health maintenance, diagnosis, and treatment of animals
Qualifications for laboratory supervisor
  • 4 or more years laboratory experience
  • Minimum six years of clinical laboratory experience related to area of responsibility required
  • Bachelor's degree in a medical, chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of clinical laboratory experience at the technologist level or above (analytical toxicology is preferred)
  • Demonstrated progression in leadership and/or areas of responsibility (laboratory environment is preferred)
  • A minimum of five (5) years clinical laboratory experience
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Laboratory Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of laboratory supervisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for laboratory supervisor
  • Consults with and provides data information for department heads and customers as requested
  • Maintains and supervises laboratory statistical process control program
  • Issues daily and monthly reports for all incoming, in-process and finished product analysis results
  • Determines required levels of personal protective equipment
  • Assists the laboratory manager, where needed, for the selection, assignment, development, review and appraisal of potential laboratory candidates and other in-service actions
  • Develops, writes, trains and implements new procedures, as needed
  • Implements ISO program requirements into daily activities
  • Cross trains as needed with laboratory and environmental required tasks
  • Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned
  • Resolves day to day operational problems related to system, personnel and equipment performance
Qualifications for laboratory supervisor
  • Knowledge of casting or forging metallurgy or testing
  • Of Steam, Eto and Gamma Sterilisation processes together with the use of statistical techniques would be an advantage
  • Skilled in the use of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, GCMS, TOC
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Specialist or Supervisor in quality and food safety system
  • Degree in Microbiology or Food science
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex problems or system development

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