Dec 17, 2021

Lab Supervisor

  • Foundation Health Partners
  • Fairbanks, AK, USA

Job Description

This position is responsible for all aspects of patient result reporting in any assigned area of the laboratory, demonstrating superior proficiency in analysis, quality control and quality assurance operation and evaluation, procedure implementation and maintenance, superior communication skills, customer service, instrument implementation and maintenance, problem solving, leadership and organization/prioritization skills. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality service to our customers.

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.


  1. Monitors daily workflow of departmental processes and works assigned shifts in areas of supervision. Maintains skills to perform all positions supervised. Responsible for day-to-day staff management and administration for a unit or other assigned area(s). Daily staff management and administration includes managing staff timecards and schedules, appropriate new hire readiness/processing/partnering, staff FTE status changes, staffing levels, staff development and education, corrective action management, staff portfolio audits, staff education completion, staff timely staff termination processing, etc.

  1. Supervises the operations of assigned areas, to include hiring, orientation, scheduling, educational needs & staff competency, performance reviews and disciplinary functions. Assists Laboratory Director in the resolution of systems issues and enforces department policies so that employee problems and conflicts are resolved in a prompt and efficient manner.

  1. Ensures that standards for compliance, use of equipment, and quality control are met as required by all accrediting, state, and/or federal agencies. Ensures regulatory requirements of the department are met, delegating duties to staff as appropriate. Provides director/manager with timely information regarding variances of these standards.

  1. Coordinates quality and safety activities including department Quality Improvement projects and plan, assumes oversight of ongoing proficiency and competency testing, and facilitates activities of the department with the QA committee and safety committee. Ensures quality results through the use and evaluation of control materials, proper instrument maintenance, analysis and reporting of proficiency testing results as well as the review of returned results with the medical director.

  1. Oversees occurrence reports, investigation of concerns (from physicians, patients and other customers) and follow up, problem resolution, record keeping and reporting.

  1. Makes recommendations for technical changes and improvements in their section with the section’s Medical Director. Participates with vendors and technical representatives to maintain equipment services and other contracts for best product pricing, quality and future testing needs.

  1. Performs all functions of a Med Lab Scientist, or a Histology Tech, as applicable and as needed.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


Baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in Medical Technology or clinically related biological science. Successful examination and registration as a Medical Technologist with ASCP (American Society of Clinical

Pathologists) or equivalent.

Requires at least 2 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist.

Must be able to communicate effectively, in both oral and written formats.


Experience as an MT in a clinical hospital laboratory. Leadership experience. Ability to utilize computer programs for reports and graphs. Microbiology experience is required.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.