Oncology Consultants is a community-based practice of physicians who are committed to providing state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment. For more than thirty years, we remain dedicated to giving you the most updated therapies to treat your condition. You will be properly informed and involved in your treatment plan, which may include novel therapies and investigational drugs, if necessary. We treat your diagnosis with precision to obtain maximum results in a caring environment.
Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
"You can make a difference in the life of an oncology patient and find your career satisfaction by joining our team of healthcare professionals today."
About Oncology Consultants
Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX for over 25 years. Our healthcare team is committed to provide state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region..
About the Position
The Laboratory Supervisor - Flow Cytometry is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of all laboratory services provided by the laboratories under his/her immediate control. The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for day to day supervision and oversight of the laboratory operation, personnel and for monitoring processes to ensure that acceptable levels of performance are maintained.
The Laboratory Supervisor is also responsible for helping in the implementation of all area procedures and operations as well as ensuring that metrics established to measure quality, production and efficiency are strictly followed.
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Insurances: Life, medical, dental, short term and long term disability
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of, and in the absence of the Laboratory Coordinator, the Laboratory supervisor ensures adequate performance of all laboratory procedures
Performs high complexity clinical tests by following department procedures as needed (frequency not to exceed applicable state regulations for exempt employees).
Presents data and/or information across all levels including the lab, clinics, and practice, and proficiently answers questions from all groups of staff, physicians, and patients
Recommends and endorses test methods to include validation, documentation and implementation of test systems
Develops and maintains detailed laboratory procedures manual to meet accreditation and licensing requirements; ensures departmental SOP’s accurately reflects the current process; updates SOP’s as needed
Provides direct supervision of the laboratory operation and personnel performing high complexity testing and reporting of test results by qualified technologists
Reports any problem cases and/or abnormal findings to the nurse or physician to ensure timely resolution and/or follow up
Initiates and monitors QC programs for the department; assures compliance with regulations; monitors all quality metrics and ensures that corrective actions are documented and implemented
Responsible for the selection, retention, and training of qualified laboratory personnel; ensures that Laboratory staff is trained and compliant with SOP’s and Skills checklists
Resolves technical problems in accordance with established policies and procedures; remains available to testing personnel at all times that tests are being performed to provide on-site telephone or electronic consultation
Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
Assures that corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the department’s established performance specifications
Ensures that all personnel meet the regulatory requirements and have adequate knowledge of the test systems for which they are responsible
Attends laboratory management meetings and informs his/her staff of pertinent information
Ensures that technical personnel are responsive to patient requests or problems
Actively supports and complies with all company, departmental, and safety policies and procedures
Prepares employees reviews, approves time and attendance records, maintains training files and performs other administrative duties as required
Monitors the preparation of solutions and reagents for laboratory procedures on a monthly basis
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs other duties as assigned
Assists with special projects as needed
Understand and adhere to policies and procedures
Accept and incorporate changes or new ideas into daily work
Provide service in a responsive, timely and accurate manner to both patients and fellow employees
Cooperate with team members to accomplish departmental goals
Interact professionally with patients and fellow employees
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology
At least 6 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience
At least 3 years of Flow Cytometry experience
At least three (3) or more years experience in a supervisory or leadership role, preferred.
Nationally: ASCP certification, preferred
Advanced understanding of general laboratory techniques
Ability to make sound decisions under stressful situations
Proven leadership and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communication with all employees and patients
Strong computer skills to accomplish tasks
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards
Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Oncology Consultants is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Medical Center | Memorial City | Sugar Land | Katy | Willowbrook | Southwest Northwest | West Houston
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