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Specialist IV - Laboratory Services Supervisor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 11/16/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200452S

Position Title Specialist IV - Laboratory Services Supervisor

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 15. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional

Department Health Center

Division of Student Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology from an accredited institution. Two years relevant supervisory experience or experience in waived and non-waived testing. Current certification/registration as a Medical Technician or Technologist (American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Responsible for daily operations of the laboratory service, including policy and procedures and maintaining standards for accreditation and CLIA certificate.

Primary Responsibilities

Performs testing procedures in the laboratory and reports the results to the practitioners for evaluation. Collects specimens, performs diagnostic testing, and sends out specimens to reference lab in accordance with practitioner’s orders. Keeps records and overall laboratory operations in accordance to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act/Amendment (CLIA) regulations and all other pertinent regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols, responsible for CLIA recertification and site visits. Advises Director of needs associated with laboratory operations and collaborates regarding The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) guidelines and quality improvement programs. Responsible for all laboratory inventory orders and appropriate paperwork. Serves as intermediary between Student Health Center and the reference lab as necessary and the laboratory interface through electronic medical records. Works with computers and electronic records. Assists in quality improvement and quality improvement studies. Conducts general laboratory training and annual training competencies with clinical staff and responsible for periodic lab training for all nurses and updating reference books as needed. Documents Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Proficiency Testing. Manages contracts and maintains proper preventative maintenance on all laboratory equipment. Performs phlebotomy on patients as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Requires detailed knowledge of university infrastructure, policies and procedures. Requires thorough knowledge of office systems. Must have the ability to solve operational problems and make suggestions for process improvement.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
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