Under the operational and administrative direction of the Manager Laboratory, the Lab Supervisor – Blood Bank, is responsible for coordination and standardization of departmental services, quality of testing, operational planning, and supervision of the main laboratory on prenatal through postmortem patients. Departments as assigned may include: chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, phlebotomy, histology, point of care (in-house and in physician practices), central processing, Fore River laboratory, satellite draw stations, etc. Additionally, as a working supervisor, the Supervisor performs all functions of the Medical Technologist and Senior Medical Technologist, as necessary.
The incumbent performs duties in accordance with performance standards. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee, and Mercy proprietary information, and must handle and protect the information in accordance with hospital and system policies, HIPAA requirements, and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, and other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is accountable for employee safety and will attend safety and loss-control training, engage in injury prevention, perform accident and injury investigations including conducting root cause analysis, and assist in returning employees to regular duty. The incumbent is responsible for participating in and completing all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.