Laboratory Supervisor in Huntington Park, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 3/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Hospital of Huntington Park

Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor 

City: Huntington Park / State: California    

Clinical Laboratory

Day Shift

From 7:00 AM

To 3:30 PM


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor

Job Summary: 

The Laboratory Supervisor is a clinical laboratory scientist with 24 hour responsibility for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory. This includes the sections of chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, coagulation, transfusion, point of care testing services. The laboratory supervisor supervises all laboratory personnel, including clinical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, and phlebotomists. This position reports to the Laboratory Manager, while working with the laboratory medical director to maintain excellent clinical standards.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Integrates the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions. Provides ongoing progress reports (verbal and/or written) to the Lab Manager, of departmental activities that contribute to achieving the hospital’s mission, vision, values, goals, policies and procedures.
  • Monthly reviews all laboratory departments’ quality control, preventive maintenance, analytes’ reportable ranges, reference ranges, proficiency testing, and policies and procedures and verifies they have been reviewed and action documented by the CLS.
  •  Establishing a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed and establishing the parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial receipt of the specimen, through sample analysis and reporting of test results.
  • Selection of test methodology that is appropriate for the clinical use of the test results
  • Verification of the test procedures performed and establishment of the laboratory's test performance characteristics, including the precision and accuracy of each test and test system
  • Resolving technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Works closely with the staff to investigate and report incidents or instrument problems, effectiveness of the LIS and assess for improvements that can be implemented. Justifies equipment, space and other resources needed for the department, and monitors utilization of equipment and supplies, and submits a report to the Lab Manager.
  • Supports the hospital’s compliance and safety program by regularly monitoring the work area and reporting all compliance/safety issues in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Assesses the staff’s competence and compliance to policies of the laboratory and pathology departments and ensures continued competency and compliance through staff education, development, and counseling.
  • Schedules staff and holds department meetings and encourages and organizes staff to work as a team to develop employee satisfaction goals and their implementation.
  • Works closely with the HR department to comply with MHG’s hiring process.
  • Works as a generalist CLS to cover sections as needed.

Leadership Functions: 

  • Effectively manage financial resources within the area(s) of responsibility including labor management, productivity, supplies, and other resources.
  • Ensures optimal provision of services through sound personnel management.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, organize, analyze, execute on multiple tasks and in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrates behaviors commensurate with the Vision, Mission and Values and Behavioral Standards of the organization.


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with various individuals both inside and outside the organization; and able to understand and create reports/presentations/proposals.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forging alliances, and collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.

Job Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Science from an accredited institution and three to five years experience in a hospital clinical laboratory setting with moderate to high complexity testing, including at least two years of progressively responsible experience in leadership roles.


  • Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license