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SoutheastHEALTH Lab Section Supervisor in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Lab Section Supervisor

Licensed Technical Cape Girardeau, Missouri Pathology Lab Full-Time



Day ShiftProvides supervision and support in daily functioning of Pathology lab services and employees in order t o provide excellent patient care, and to process quality tissue specimens received into the P athology department.Begin

  • Embraces change in a positive manner with flexibility, giving each idea a fair chance.

  • Responsible for accurate preparation of biological fluids and human body tissues in all areas of the laboratory by the use of chemicals, reagents, and complex instruments.

  • Performs all general technical duties of Histotechnologist (ASCP) in area of oversight as needed or assigned.

  • Request reagents and supplies in advance of need, maintaining efficient use of lab inventory.

  • Responsible for detecting and controlling errors during collection, receiving, processing, testing, and reporting. Maintains quality control with continuous monitoring and r esponds to complaints or QM event reports as indicated.

  • Has an active role in total quality management to provide the best patient care including review of QC data and reporting trends and outliers, PT survey participation/entry/response, and reporting Laboratory PI statistics to Director and Quality Management as indicated.

  • Performs without direct supervision; performs and reviews preventative maintenance records on all equipment; reviews and updates procedure manuals on an annual basis. Evaluates procedural changes under the direction of Medical Director, keeping up to date on all CAP, OSHA, EPA, and CLIA regulations .

  • Supervises and schedules lab employees, coordinates work load, oversees orientation checklists and training of new employees and students and explains test principles.

  • Supervisory d uties include hiring, counseling, evaluating, and disciplining staff, providing for a safe work environment and process improvement. Provides and accepts coaching as a way to improve the team and the organization.

  • Has regular department meetings to provide the opportunity for exchanges between employees and their supervisors.

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups requires specialized attention or care.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the Pathology Laboratory or Organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree and current board certification by a nationally recognized agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) required for area of technical oversight = HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) .

  • M inimum of 4 (four) years’ experience required for a t echnical section Supervisor .

  • Previous supervisor experience preferred.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.