This is an exciting opportunity to work in a COVID-19 testing laboratory and support Harvard University's initiative to expand COVID clinical testing capabilities. The Lab Supervisor will use independent judgment to manage complex molecular procedures and contribute to the evaluation and implementation of cutting-edge technologies. The Lab Supervisor will manage the lab team, perform ongoing supervisory functions, and use independent judgment to manage complex molecular procedures. This position will lead a team of three Medical Technologists and three Lab Technologists (six staff total).
Responsible for training new technologists on the proper use of the facility, administrative and operational procedures, and day-to-day logistics. Serves as the primary manager in the day-to-day and ongoing competency assessments of staff.
Supervise and manage staff and handle personnel issues, including the hiring/termination, development, and performance management of lab staff. Schedule and manage resources to meet department goals and ensure the sustainability of the unit as the laboratory evolves and expands.
Oversee and assist in duties of a Medical Laboratory Technologist, including specimen handling, processing, testing, and result reporting according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures.
Independently perform and document appropriate quality control, instrument preventative maintenance, and function checks. Troubleshoot and follow up on any problems/issues.
Serve as the primary contact in day-to-day logistics as well as team issues or concerns.
Follow the laboratory's procedures when the laboratory's test systems are not within established acceptable levels of performance. Perform and review investigations of non-conforming events and documentation of corrective actions based on laboratory guidelines.
Collaborates in maintaining a robust quality management program through evaluation of quality data and implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives in the laboratory.
Follow the laboratory's safety protocols in adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements.
Maintain confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with HIPAA
Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections
Collaborates with other departments and clients regarding inquiries and test results as appropriate.
THIS IS A 6-MONTH TERM POSITION.
Please note that this position will be required to work weekends as part of the regular schedule.
This is a full benefit-eligible position. This is a 6-month term position with the possibility of renewal.
This position is based on-site in Cambridge.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
A minimum of three years directly related work experience.
College degree preferably in a related discipline
Academic credits that meet CLIA requirements for supervisor of high complexity testing.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team, and excellent problem-solving ability.
Exhibit excellent customer service skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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