The Blood Bank Supervisor provides administrative leadership and technical support in the Blood Bank Department. Evaluates and recommends new instrumentation/methodologies to insure quality improvement in services. Assists in coordinating workload, staffing, reporting, technical oversight and client services within the clinical laboratory. Ensures compliance with policies and applicable Federal and State regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
Determines proper procedure/methodology collecting and analyzing laboratory specimens and recommends modifications as needed to insure accuracy and quality of test results; provides in-service to appropriate laboratory, medical and nursing staff related to these modifications. Contacts reference laboratories for such issues as special sample handling, test results and transportation of specimens. Confers with reference laboratory with issues such as test or methodology validation, new testing procedure requests from medical staff.
Advises physicians and nurses regarding appropriate tests to enhance the quality of patient care, as well as informs the medical staff of the significance of test results. Maintains required records for quality control, instrument maintenance, refrigerator temperatures, proficiency testing and any other required documentation for regulatory agencies. Provides feedback to Clinical Lab. Director and staff (thru in-service education) for PI outliers. Complies data for CAP survey reports and insures that reports are filed timely. Complies statistical data for reference (send out) lab testing. Manages the operational and capital budget for the Blood Bank. Compiles statistics for monthly test volumes, inventory, budget needs, quality control/linearity data and other information needed to ensure uninterrupted services to the hospital. Facilitates quarterly Blood Utilization Committee meetings, preparing statistical reports for review by the Clinical Lab.