Supervisor, Clinical Laboratories

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Complement Laboratory
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 14953
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Summary

Position Summary    

Provides leadership and direction for laboratory(ies). Collaborates with Director of Operations, Medical Director(s), Laboratory Director(s), medical staff, and all applicable departments within ADx to ensure quality patient care delivery in compliance with laboratory accreditation requirements. Directs continuous operational improvement efforts of staff, processes, systems that are in place and facilitates the R&D resource needs for Laboratory Director(s).


Essential Duties    

  1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Functions as technical supervisor, general supervisor and/or testing personnel (per CLIA and CAP) as needed.
  3. Collaborates with the Director of Laboratory Operations, Medical Director(s) and Laboratory Director of the area(s) and multidisciplinary health care team to develop and provide a quality, cost-effective, patient-care delivery system that is consistent with national standards and guidelines.
  4. Ensures clinical services are in accordance with local, state and national regulations. Ensures compliance with major credentialing bodies including The Joint Commission, College of American Pathologists (CAP), CLIA and Proficiency testing requirements.
  5. Supervises, maintains and documents legal operation of the laboratory to ensure compliance to: safety regulations; lab accreditation; federal regulations; quality control; instrument usage and preventive maintenance; and over-all laboratory standards of operation.  Checks all test results for feasibility and accuracy before releasing results.
  6. Monitors laboratory expenses, including expenditures for reagents, instrumentation, and other expenditures, as directed.  
  7. Ensures effective use of institutional information systems including training staff, monitoring quality and maximizing use of system in department. Ensures installation and validation of LIS/LIMS components where applicable. 
  8. Participates in ADx process improvement projects such as LEAN Six-Sigma. Prepares ROI reports for these projects. 
  9. Monitors use of equipment, reagents/supplies, and orders/stocks inventory to maintain adequate levels ensuring uninterrupted service.  Supervises staff in inventory maintenance procedures.
  10. Develops new procedures as directed and approved by manager or director.  Reviews and/or performs the appropriate validation studies to verify the new procedure according to federal regulations.  Reviews existing procedures for validity and appropriate methodology, accuracy, completeness, and quality measures.

    

Competencies    

  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  3. Champion of Change: Facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace. Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  5. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  6. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
  7. Managing Work and Time/Project Management: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource availability, and other project requirements (i.e., budget); effectively evaluates planned approaches, determines feasibility, and makes adjustments when needed.
  8. Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance. 


Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    

Manages 5 – 20 employees.


Travel    

None


Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications


Education    

Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or related field required. Master’s degree in scientific field preferred.  


Work Experience    

A minimum of five (5) years of recent and related experience including performing as a medical/clinical laboratory technologist, or comparable experience required.


Special Training, Certification or Licensure    

MT from ASCP, or equivalent preferred.
 

Salary Range: $67,483 - $88,553

 

**$3,000 Sign On Bonus!***

 

Position Summary
 

Accurately plans and provides professional nursing care for patients, families, and communities utilizing a systematic approach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  The Registered Nurse II is responsible and accountable for facilitation and management of care coordination across the healthcare continuum. Utilizes the nursing process to work with interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care. Demonstrates core competencies in the area of practice.



Essential Duties
 

  1. Assessment:  Collects pertinent data and information relative to the patient’s and family’s health or situation.  Demonstrates proficient, skillful and rapid assessment in triage of patient problems and needs in the outpatient clinic, specialty care area, telephone health services setting, and/or ongoing care [Standard of Practice (SP) 1].
  2. Analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential problems and issues. Prioritizing a focus on wellness, health promotion, chronic disease management, and disease prevention [SP 2].
  3. Identifies expected outcomes for an individualized plan for the patient/family, recognizing that the patient and family are in control regarding the choice and compliance with a care regimen [SP 3].
  4. Develops, intervenes, evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patients, families, and other team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs.  Updates the plan of care and documents in the approved format.  Documents nursing activity and the patient’s response to nursing intervention. [SP 4].
  5. Ensures the plan of care reflects the cultural, spiritual, intellectual, age, educational, and psychosocial differences of individual patients, families, groups, and communities [SP 4].
  6. Implements identified plan.  Establishes competencies and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures [SP 5].
  7. Conducts time-limited, episodic, individual nurse-patient encounters and interventions and frequently establishes long-term relationships with patients, families, and caregivers [SP 5]. 
  8. Manages telephone communications including: assessing patient needs over the phone; providing appropriate advice, directing patient to appropriate level of care: communicating status to physician: addressing prescription requests: documenting actions in approved format [SP 5].
  9. Coordination: facilitates access to appropriate medical and health care, nursing consultation /intervention, follow-up, and surveillance [SP 5a].
  10. Teaching: Provides patient education using methods and approaches recognizing the specific needs and concerns of the individual patient; supports the patient and caregiver (s) to become informed customers about the options, costs, risks, and benefits of health care services [SP 5b].  
  11. Participates in projects, activities, committees, related to nursing and health care in clinical and organizational settings.  Functions as a preceptor as assigned.
  12. Recommends evidenced based practice and research strategies to improve nursing quality.



Competencies

  1. Ethics: The Registered Nurse practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer’s rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information [Standard of Professional Performance  (SPP) 7].
  2. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message [SPP 9].
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treat others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others [SPP 10].
  4. Leadership: Encourages innovation in practice and role performance to attain personal and professional plans, goals, and vision; manages change and conflict; retains accountability for delegated nursing care; contributes to the evolution of the profession through participation in professional organizations. [SPP 11].
  5. Professional Development: Actively identifies in new area with preceptor learning opportunities and unit specific competencies; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance contribution to the organization [SPP 12, 15].
  6. Evidence-based Practice and Research: Integrates evidence and research findings into practice;  Articulates the values of research and its application relative to the healthcare setting; identifies questions in the healthcare setting and practice that can be answered by nursing research; uses current evidence-based knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice; incorporates evidence when initiating change in practice [SPP 13].
  7. Quality of Practice: Contributes to quality nursing practice: Ensures practice is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient centered; identifies barriers and opportunities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability, timeliness, and patient centeredness; recommends strategies to improve nursing quality [SPP 14].



Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility


None



Travel


None



Core Values
 

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


 

Education


Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing required, BSN preferred.



Work Experience


A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related Registered Nurse (RN) experience required.  Different patient care areas may require specific skill set experience.



Special Training, Certification or Licensure


Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) License and current CPR/BLS certification required.  ACLS or PALS if applicable for specific unit required.  Certification in a relevant specialty preferred.

 

Salary Range: $32.38 - $43.20

 

Benefits
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan
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