University of Rochester Chief Supvr, Lab Med in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Specimen Recvng-Clin Labs SMH


Job Summary:

The Chief Supervisor is responsible for the administration aspects of operations for all sections of Specimen Management (Reference Laboratory, QA/QC/Safety, Automation, Training, Operations) and functions as a Supervisor, as necessary. In conjunction with the Laboratory Manager, the Chief Supervisor develops and implements patient care services, procedures, policies, and long range planning. Job duties include but are not limited to:


Evaluates performance of supervisors and technical specialists, providing daily counseling and constructive feedback on their performance. Accountable for the professional conduct and technical performance of all laboratory staff.

Manages laboratory staffing needs including personnel interviews, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, evaluation, wage and salary administration and scheduling.

Participates on laboratory and hospital committees, as designated. Participates in operational meetings to help formulate and administer laboratory policies and procedures. Conducts regularly scheduled departmental meetings and assumes responsibility for channeling appropriate operational information daily.

Communicates effectively, orally and in writing. Is especially responsible for communicating patient care problems to staff, residents, laboratory Directors as well as representatives from all other areas of the Hospital. Communicates and enforces department policies and procedures.

Prepares and monitors departmental budget, researches new capital equipment, prepares variance analysis and takes corrective action to ensure acceptable budget performance.

Oversees staff in the development and evaluation of new products and procedures to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Oversees all quality assurance activities of the department including program development and regular monitoring. Oversees collection of data required for QA monitors. Communicates QA outcomes to appropriate individuals and departments.

Maintains department in technical readiness by reviewing, interpreting and monitoring pertinent regulations/standards. Interacts with regulatory agencies as needed. Reviews laboratory and departmental policies and procedures manuals to maintain regulatory compliance. Submits procedures to the Laboratory Director for review and signature annually.


MS and 5 years of clinical laboratory experience, BS and 7 year experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Chief Supvr, Lab Med

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 207170

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time