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Laboratory Operations Supervisor, HLA ($10K SIGN-ON BONUS)

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Eurofins Viracor is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients you serve.

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Laboratory Operations Supervisor is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) testing in the clinical laboratory.

This is a full time position , working Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00PM with overtime as needed.

Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties:
Oversee daily operations in the clinical laboratory and provide overall direction and assistance to associates
Administer work schedules and review/approve associate time sheets
Work with manager to ensure appropriate staffing of area of responsibility
Ensure laboratory associates have thorough understanding of assay theory, troubleshooting, and data analyses by serving as mentor and coach
Ensure laboratory associates are up to date at all times with training and competency assessments for their areas of responsibility; perform competency assessments when delegated by Laboratory Director.
Monitor department productivity and ensure appropriate quality metrics are met (turnaround times, quality events, etc.)
Approve clinical laboratory assays that have been submitted prior to results being reported to clients
Resolve technical problems and ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive actions are taken when deficiencies or errors are found for both the clinical laboratory and/or medical device products as appropriate
Perform annual review of SOPs not requiring revision and relevant to those laboratory methods for which they have direct operational responsibility to determine if they continue to be accurate and applicable, as required
Identify inefficiencies in processes, workflow, and throughput and implement process improvements to minimize waste
Ensures that proficiency testing, alternative assessment, and QC are reviewed and investigated as necessary
Performs Instrument and equipment maintenance and function check record reviews and assessments with corrective action if problems are identified .
Proactively develop plans to meet future departmental needs
Perform testing as necessary in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Scientist job description
Support the lab manager in conducting effective and productive team meetings
Provide primary source of information and assistance to other departments as needed
Interview and select candidates for open Clinical Laboratory Scientist positions when needed
Accept, complete and report on special assignments within the agreed upon timeframe
Other duties as assigned by management


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical, or clinical laboratory science with 6years experience in a high complexity laboratory setting; minimum of 2 years histocompatibility and 2 years immunology OR Masters/Ph.D with 4 years experience in a high complexity laboratory setting; minimum 2 years histocompatibility and 2 years immunology
Molecular background, preferred
Will be working on automated and manual platforms
Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
Requires flexibility in schedule, working hours and days (potentially including weekends) outside of normal schedule when necessary
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Ability to effectively solve problems and make sound independent decisions
Analytical judgment, problem solving skills, accuracy and detail oriented
High level of proficiency with PC based software programs

Additional Information

What we offer:

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

Physical Requirements:
Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Lee's Summit , Laboratory Operations Supervisor, HLA ($10K SIGN-ON BONUS), Healthcare , Lees Summit, Missouri

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