Molecular Diagnostic Lab Supervisor

  • Delaware State University
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Nov 30, 2020
Full time   Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Delaware State University

Vacancy Announcement - Diagnostic Testing Lab Supervisor
Wilmington Campus

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Applications will be accepted until position is filled



General Description of the Position

The General Laboratory Supervisor reports to the Technical Supervisor of the DSU Diagnostic Testing Laboratory. In this capacity, the incumbent will provide day-to-day support for laboratory operations. The candidate must have the appropriate years of CLIA experience with testing in a high complexity testing laboratory that is commensurate with education level.

The General Laboratory Supervisor will perform routine tests under the direction of the laboratory’s Technical Supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and recording results for completeness and accuracy. The incumbent must be able to perform calculations and maintain appropriate log and lab notebooks. Some tasks may require familiarity with fundamental testing techniques and equipment with adherence to lab SOPs and compliance with regulatory requirements in handling/testing of samples and patient data. The candidate must also be able to assist in care and maintenance of equipment, including sterilization and cleaning of glassware, disposal of specimens, media, and other materials (using appropriate procedures). Additionally, the candidate must attend courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of laboratory techniques and assist with management of inventory.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation using some other combination of skills and abilities: The selected candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas:

  1. Must provide day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
  2. Must be able to interview several testing personnel to elicit information about the duties they perform and the degree of supervision they receive
  3. Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratory director or technical supervisor
  4. Responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by testing personnel
  5. Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
  6. Employees will potentially be handling live COVID-19 samples, so all proper precautions will be taken in alignment with CLIA regulations.

Qualification Standards

Applicant needs the appropriate amount of years of laboratory experience of any capacity in a CLIA laboratory based on their education level. The requirements for experience and education are as follows: 

Bachelors (or higher degree) in medical technology or chemical, physical, biological science AND >=1-year training/experience in high complexity testing; OR Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology AND >=2 years laboratory training/experience in high complexity testing; OR Education AND training equivalent to an associate degree in lab science or medical lab tech:

  1. Education - 60 semester hours including either 24 semester hours of medical lab courses or 24 semester hours of science courses (6 hours chem, 6 hours bio, and 12 hours in any combination of chem, bio, and medical lab technology.
  2. Training - either completion of an approved/accredited clinical lab or medical lab training program, which may be included in the 60 semester hrs. specified above or three months of documented lab training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
  3. Teaching experience directly related to a medical technology program, clinical laboratory sciences program, or a clinical laboratory section of a residency program is considered acceptable experience. Research experience is also acceptable experience if it is obtained while performing tests on human specimens. A year of laboratory training and experience is equivalent to 2,080 hours and could extend over more than one 12 calendar month period.

Performance Standards:
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

The applicant will be evaluated by their ability to successfully demonstrate their proficiency to complete the tasks listed in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities section of this announcement.

Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, or disability.

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