County of Johnston, NC
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Medical Lab Supervisor I
at County of Johnston, NC
The Johnston County Health Department has an immediate opening for a full-time Medical Lab Supervisor I. Applications accepted until position is filled; may close at any time.
- Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and supervises the laboratory services of the health department which includes; Adult Health/Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Child Health, Communicable Disease, Family Planning, Health Education, Maternal Health, and WIC. Supervises three Medical Laboratory Technician II positions in addition to the supervision of laboratory testing, laboratory continuing education and training of 6 WIC clerks. Oversees Proficiency Programs involving quality control and quality assurance. Assesses the personnel, training, and budget needs of the moderate complex laboratory in consultation with the Health Director. The supervisor determines the need for new laboratory tests or changes in current tests to improve the quality of patient care. Determines the utilization of appropriate reference laboratories to provide complete laboratory services at the Health Department. Responsible for the proper collection of the specimens by the clinic personnel, which includes correct streaking and incubation of the plates within the procedural guidelines.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Through knowledge of the variety of laboratory procedures applicable to the area(s) of work. Through knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation, and terminology. Considerable knowledge of the basic path physiobiological processes being monitored and how the medical laboratory science is applied. Considerable knowledge of quality control standards and procedures. General knowledge of laboratory operational policies and procedures. Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of procedures. Ability to make accurate observations and written reports of test results. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to supervise the work of others and to participate in work planning. Ability to research and develop procedures, methods, and training materials, and to implement necessary changes.
- Desired Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in medical technology, chemistry, or biological science from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of laboratory experience in the assigned area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.