Shire Laboratory Supervisor - Nucleic Acid Testing in Social Circle, Georgia

  1. Provides day-to-day supervision of all laboratory operations and moderate or high complexity testing performance in their laboratory area.

  2. Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratory director or technical supervisor.

  3. Organize and prioritize workloads and assignments in conjunction with donor center requirements.

  4. Responsible for maintaining reagent and consumable inventory.

  5. Performs annual employee performance reviews and employee counseling.

  6. Performs NCMR, ENC and CAPA functions.

  7. Evaluates laboratory systems, processes, procedures and equipment as they relate to operating efficiency, effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Participates in the evaluation of new tests and methodologies.

  8. Provide technical assistance to staff, operations, and donor centers in laboratory related issues

  9. Works in conjunction with Laboratory Quality Assurance Management in the implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of the laboratory quality systems.

  10. Ensures periodic review of SOPs is performed and changes are implemented in a timely manner. Ensures that all procedures related to laboratory equipment are current, have maintenance and quality control steps, and reflect applicable manufacturer operating requirements and guidelines.

  11. Participate in operational excellence initiatives and projects to drive a culture of continuous improvement to achieve site operational excellence goals (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Layered Standardized Gemba Walks and Developing Defect Free Processes (DDFP).

  12. Monitors test analyses to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained. Reviews testing, quality control, and other testing reports for accuracy, completeness and compliance to requirements to ensure that quality standards, efficiency, and schedules are met.

The following duties are delegated by the CLIA Director to the General Supervisor.

  1. Provides orientation to testing personnel. Performs and reviews staff training and competency assessments. Ensures proper training is received under oversight of Operations Manager and CLIA Laboratory Director.

  2. Ensures all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; and that test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.

  3. Interviews, hires, and supervises performance of laboratory staff under oversight of Operations Manager and CLIA Laboratory Director.


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university in a biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab science, or medical technology,) and at least 3 years of laboratory training or experience.


Associate’s degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, and at least 5 years of laboratory training or experience.

Preferred Degree: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university in medical technology


  • MT or MLT certification from ASCP or other accredited certifying organization preferred


  • Previous supervisory experience in a laboratory setting preferred


  • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records.

  • Demonstrate work history of above average performance and attendance.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills including written, verbal and oral presentations.

  • Result oriented with ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills with analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability of Walking, standing, observing others performing work assignments.

  • Performing and demonstrating work assignments, which may involve lifting, bending, stooping, sitting, leaning.

  • Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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