Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
COVID-19 Testing Lab General Supervisor II
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Georgetown University is standing up a new COVID-19 testing lab at our bone marrow transplant lab in Rockville, MD. The testing is for students, employees, and contractors at Georgetown University who live on campus, work on campus, and live in the surrounding neighborhood.
The General Supervisor, working under the direction of the laboratory director and supervision of the technical supervisor, provides day-to-day supervision of personnel performing high volume, high complexity testing and reporting of test results. In the absence of the director and technical supervisor, the general supervisor must be responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and reporting of test results. The supervisor:
Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems;
Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications;
Oversee quality assurance and quality control activities in their section, ensuring that the laboratory meets the requirement of regulatory agencies
Ensure that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning;
Providing orientation to all testing personnel; and
Annually evaluate and document the performance of all testing person
Perform testing when routine testing personnel are not able to meet capacity and turn-around times.
Meet HIPAA requirements for the protection of health information and personal identifying information
Supervision of testing personnel (usually five or less individuals). Position reports directly to Technical Supervisor. Communicates via telephone, email, letters and forms, face-to-face, and in other electronic formats with internal and external staff and partnering agencies.
Academic: Minimum requirement of Bachelor's degree in science or health related field. Master's Degree (or equivalent years of work experience) preferred.
Practical Experience: One year minimum experience with supervising laboratory staff. Two years' in laboratory setting with experience in the use of molecular biology techniques while working in biosafety level two conditions; Experience in high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory would be preferred.
Technical Qualifications: Attention to detail, ability to manage high volume workflow, and advanced organizational skills. The general supervisor must accommodate multiple competing demands simultaneously, and cope with mental rigors inherent to high volume clinical screening tasks. Good computer skills. Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
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