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Histology Supervisor

Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 1. Participates in the establishment of policies, procedures, methods, and techniques for the area of responsibility, and implements same as approved. 2. Works collaboratively with other areas of the Laboratory operation to achieve department's annual goals. Recommends and participates in Continuous Improvement activities on an ongoing basis. 3. Supervises daily operations and ensures quality control through regular review and monitoring of test procedures, results, etc. 4. Interviews, selects, trains, and supervises section staff; evaluates work performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions. 5. Prepares work schedules to ensure effective coverage of the Laboratory. 6. Prepares operating budget and manages same in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager to ensure that expenditures are within allocated funds. 7. Evaluates new equipment and products, meets with sales representatives and vendors, and makes recommendations for purchasing as appropriate. 8. Responsible for supply ordering. Strives to keep supply expenses down through constant monitoring of minimum inventories and waste reduction. 9. Responsible for the Pathology computer applications. Develops and designs reports; meets all requirements of accrediting agencies and maintains system in collaboration with the Laboratory Information Systems Supervisor. 10. Provides inservice education to other Laboratory sections and hospital personnel, e.g., new houseofficers. 11. Troubleshoots and maintains equipment; contacts service for repair as needed. 12. Oversees billing of all Pathology procedures including Medicare Part B billing procedures. 13. Reviews all attorney requests for slides/reports and discusses such with the Director of the Laboratory prior to release. 14. Keeps abreast of developments in the specialty area(s) of responsibility investigates new methods, procedures, etc.; and recommends application as appropriate. 15. Maintains regular contact with nursing, medical staff, and outreach clients regarding interpretation of reports and recommendation of proper specimen collection procedures. 16. Performs other duties as required. 17. Performs duties of technologists as required. 18. Supports and participates in the hospital's commitment to Continuous Improvement. Through the development and use of objective data, plans, implements, and evaluates processes that result in the delivery of integrated services. 19. Performs technical duties as required. 20. Responsible for regulatory compliance for areas of responsibility. Requirements: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. B.A. or B.S. degree. 2. Five years of experience in field of responsibility, with one year in a supervisory capacity. 3. Strong interpersonal skills, analytical ability, and ability to function independently. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Exposure to infectious disease and to possible carcinogenic chemicals. 2. Minimal exposure to caustic agents, acids, and fumes. 3. Occasional prolonged standing and walking. 4. Works under constant time deadlines. 5. Performs data entry with repetitive hand movement, and visual concentration at video display terminal, in order to review and enter data. 6. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulations. 7. Uses protective equipment as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedure Manual. 8. Requires exposure to power tools and heavy equipment. 9. Complies with precautions, as defined by Infection Control staff, in patients/materials requiring isolation. 10. Consistently uses sharps safety devices as designed to prevent injuries to self.

Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , Histology Supervisor, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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