The Stanford Blood Center is seeking a Laboratory Supervisor, to lead and administer laboratory processing functions under minimal supervision. May be required to work extended hours or weekends.
Core Duties include:
Direct and/or supervise the processing CLS and QC LST II staff. Monitor day to day operations and compliance with policies, including monitoring pending tests to ensure turnaround time compliance, completeness, and accuracy of test results. Conduct performance evaluations of staff.
Lead the planning and operations for functions or programs that may have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. Schedule staff and workflow to ensure full coverage for testing needs throughout the lab. Review quality control data and proficiency testing and take corrective action as needed. Serve as technical resource for one or more instruments in the department. Oversee completion of equipment maintenance, instrumentation calibration, QC, documentation and ensure adequate supply of supplies and equipment. Perform highly complex manual and automated testing on donor and clinical samples.
Evaluate programs, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures. Write/revise SOPs, training and validation plans for current and new technologies. Evaluate and identify workflow efficiencies.
Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function. Evaluate and validate new technologies and make recommendations on new and or upgrades to equipment, instrumentation, and software.
Assess training needs and may develop associated training. Develop training materials for new and revised SOPs for staff. Orient new staff, residents and MT students to tasks performed in the processing lab. Perform in depth training of fellows in Transfusion medicine in the processing lab tasks. Train staff on new/revised SOPs and instrumentation. Assess staff competency at 6 months for new staff and annually thereafter.
Attend the QRA and manager meetings and represents the processing area issues. Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
Develop outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance. May be the project lead on change control for the department that works with other departments to achieve completion of the project.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's degree in medical technology or life science and five years of relevant experience in a clinical lab or blood center required. Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License required. Prior supervisory experience desired. Ideal candidates will also possess: demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines; ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness; demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills; demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals; demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills; demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; strong relevant subject matter knowledge; ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Internal Number: 47128
About Stanford Blood Center
Stanford Blood Center, a subsidiary of Stanford Health Care, is focused on connecting our communities to provide hope for healing. We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day. We are looking for friendly, customer-focused individuals who value integrity, accountability, collaboration and communication, to join our team.
We are a 24/7 fast-paced organization that is highly regulated by the FDA, ASHI and a number of other accrediting agencies. We need people who are dependable, detail-oriented and comfortable following established procedures. For more information about us, visit our website at http://stanfordbloodcenter.org