Supervisor, Specimen Handling (FT, 40 Hours) at BioReference Laboratories

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Job Description:

We are looking for a Supervisor, Specimen Handling (40 hours per week) in our Elmwood Park, NJ location.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 12:00am - 8:30am with alternating Saturdays

Position Summary:

Responsible for the overseeing following activities: training of all personnel, all daily operations of Specimen Processing, Ensure all Compliance Policies are followed, low error rate, and productivity within company standards. Ensure maintenance of a safe, ergonomically sound, professional environment.


  • Responsible for managing daily operations of departments

  • Oversee safety, ergonomics, maintenance, and cleanliness of department (including upgrades, repairs, etc)

  • Oversee implementation of SOPs for Specimen Processing in accordance with company policy

  • Oversee/Ensure all processing documentation is complete and reviewed as required.

  • Ensure Specimen workflow from logistics meets the needs of the department.

  • Monitor Special Handling of identified Clients, to ensure irreplaceable patient samples are not mishandled specimens/orders.

  • Must be able to establish a positive work environment that actively encourages and supports employee involvement.

  • Hold regularly scheduled staff meetings.

  • Track/enter time/attendance of employees.

  • Prepare month-end reports.

  • Investigates/resolves and responds to client complaints.

  • Monitor schedules to ensure minimal overtime for employees.

  • Identify, develop and implement process improvement plans.

  • Responsible to ensure company Policies are followed.

  • Responsible for training and development of staff.

  • Monitor on-going performance of employees; provide corrective action and counseling as required.

  • Effectively work with internal departments to resolve problems. Must have interpersonal skills to gain cooperation with other departments, and foster continuous improvements.

  • Any/All other projects as assigned by management.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree Preferred but not required.

  • At least two years supervisory experience in fast paced clinical lab setting.

  • Computer skills, MS Office applications

  • Medical or production background preferred.

  • The ability to effectively work with internal departments to resolve problems. Must have interpersonal skills and foster continuous improvements.

  • Must be flexible and available based on staffing requirements, weekends, and holidays, on call and long hours.

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and is able to manage client and employee concerns in a professional manner.

  • Exercise consistent sound judgment.

  • Capable of handling multiple priorities in a high volume setting.

  • Able to organize projects within the processing department and with cross functional departments.

BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.