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Pre-analytics Supervisor

3 weeks ago
Regular Full-Time
First shift


Position :  Pre-analytics Supervisor (Days


Position Summary:  The Pre-analytic Supervisor will oversee all Pre-analytic operations during the day which includes direct supervision of Referral and Central Processing staff. As a department, Referral Processing is responsible for sending samples out to multiple labs across the U.S. for specialty/esoteric testing. Central Processing is primarily responsible for the processing of Stat samples which must be reported within 2 hours of order, as well as processing other arriving shipments.


The Supervisor must ensure that samples for both areas are processed and handled in accordance with laboratory procedures. Promotes quality client/patient/vendor relations and creates a supportive climate by serving as a role model for behavior.  Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory.  Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations.  Works with minimal direction, consults with technologists and general supervisor as needed.  Operates general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to:  telephones, computers, centrifuges, and refrigerators. Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone, and computer methods.  


Responsibilities (Pre-analytics Supervisor)


Utilizes supervisor and technical skills and abilities to effectively direct the handling and processing of specimens.


  • Follows laboratory (including Referral lab) procedures for specimen processing.
  • Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media and storage temperature for each test type.
  • Determines specimen acceptability, consulting with Managers of Evening and Night Shift Operations, technologists, or pathologist as needed taking appropriate action when necessary.


Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure quality.


  • Utilizes appropriate resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related issues.
  • Utilizes and participates in the budgeting of appropriate resources for proper specimen processing.
  • Understands, enforces and follows all safety, infection control, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.
  • Responsible for departmental quality assurance programs.
  • Participates and supervises departmental training programs. 
  • Communicates effectively with All Referral labs to ensure timely resolution of issues.  


Effectively utilizes departmental resources


  • Develop, update and maintain SOPs and develop staff competency.
  • Oversees equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize down time.  Responsible for monitoring performance of routine equipment maintenance.
  • Assists to evaluate and justify equipment or automation in Referral processing to move away from manual processes.
  • Perform weekly inventory of supplies and help to create better, cost saving inventory control processes.
  • Trains and maintains team leaders/assistants to perform all critical tasks necessary to effectively operate in the supervisor’s absence. 


Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote client relations.


  • Communicates with laboratory staff and its clients to ensure quality patient care.
  • Maintains and supports a service oriented relationship with its customers.
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients.
  • Responsible for the maintaining a positive work environment.

Responsible for processing staff


  • Hiring, training, scheduling, yearly evaluations, continuing education for all Referral and Central Processing staff.
  • Develop and implement Quality processes and metrics to reduce staff overtime and increase productivity.


Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame.


Pre-analytical Supervisor Qualifications


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in specimen collection and/or processing.  
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a Supervisory or other Leadership role.
  • Preferred- BA/BS in the sciences. Two years of front-end automation experience, industrial engineer degree, or Six Sigma LEAN certification.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within laboratory and with laboratory customers.
  • Ability to work accurately and confidently in a fast paced environment with no supervision.

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