Laboratory Technical Supervisor at BioReference Laboratories

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Burbank, California

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This Laboratory Technical Supervisor plans, organizes, schedules, and directs the department in order to effectively utilize employees and equipment to meet established turnaround time and material utilization within budgetary constraints while adhering to quality technical standards. The Supervisor provides direct on-site analysis of the day to day operation including adjustment of specimen workflow, test performance, quality, compliance, and associated documentation to adhere to eh applicable regulatory agencies, company policies and procedures Additional tasks can be assigned at the discretion of the Manager/Director.


  • Direct observation of work performance and compliance with safety protocols

  • Revie of intermediate test results, quality control records, and preventative maintenance records

  • Evaluation of recording and reporting of test results

  • Direct observation of performance of instrument maintenance/function checks

  • Assessment of test performance through testing of previously analyzed samples, internal blind, or external proficiency testing samples

  • Review of training, competency, and continuing education records

  • Assessment of problem solving skill

  • Review Quality Control data as needed and at least monthly or as required

  • Follows the audit calendar to ensure all as needed quality tasks are completed

  • Reviews timecards weekly for employee attendance and overtime

  • Spends an appropriate amount of time with each member of their staff, regardless of shift

  • Delegation to the backup supervisor to ensure proper coverage of all required tasks in his/her absence

  • Maintains and updates Safety Data Sheets and Standard Operation Procedures and Forms

  • Review of test results prior to release when applicable

  • Responsible for validating and implementing new methods and technologies

  • Must have proven leadership, interpersonal, communication, computer and technical skills in the specialty area being supervised

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Ability to express ideas and report findings in a comprehensive and thorough manner. Answers inquires regarding methodology and special factors that can influence test results

  • Interacts with co-workers in a way that promotes a harmonious and cooperative working environment

  • Develops and promotes a "patient first" attitude towards all internal and external associates of the laboratory

  • Applies principles of confidentiality in all laboratory and patient matters

  • Presents a professional appearance and manner

  • Attends laboratory sponsored Continuing Education programs when provided and/or uses Media Lab for Continuing Education credits to acquire the yearly CEU requirements

  • Acknowledges how to maximize time and organization. Otherwise will notify supervisor of any overtime that will need to be required before any OT has been occurred

  • Must be able to remain calm and professional, even under stressful conditions

  • May be required to adjust schedule, at the needs/demands of the company

  • If position requires manual reading at a microscope, a prequalification test will be required

  • If position requires manual reading at a microscope, the job may require more sit down time

  • May perform special assignments or projects as assigned.


  • Minimum of a 4 year BA/BS degree in medical technology, chemistry, biology, or related life science and/r meets CLIA personnel standard criteria

  • State Licensure, where applicable

  • ASCP or other national certification preferred

  • Mathematical, computer, reasoning, and language skills at the college level (2 years)

  • Minimum of 6 years laboratory experience as a medical technologist or equivalent in a clinical laboratory environment

BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.