University of Utah Job Description
Provides supervision, training and scheduling of clinical laboratory staff. Prepares specimens for processing and performs tests for use in diagnosing patients’ and preparing statistical reports. Monitors department budget and supplies.
Associate degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline related to field of study, plus two years full-time laboratory experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated organized human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and previous supervisor experience are preferred.
Care is appropriate to the population served
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position oversees the day-to-day workflow within the laboratory and resolves work flow and work process problems. Ability to meet deadlines and work under stressful conditions is required.
This position has the authority to order laboratory supplies, ensure proper quality control and review work results of other laboratory staff. The incumbent researches and makes recommendations to department administration for approval of major equipment purchases or changes in staffing levels.
This position must maintain a current knowledge of procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance within the laboratory area including, but not limited to, appropriateness of tests being ordered, quality control and quality assurance procedures and documentation, proficiency testing, disciplinary issues and staff reviews.
The incumbent must demonstrate clear speech, good visual acuity including color perception and mobility.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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