University of Utah Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/11/2018

Requisition Number PRN18344B

Job Title Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory

Working Title Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides supervision, training and scheduling of clinical laboratory staff. Prepares specimens for processing and performs tests for use in diagnosing patients’ and preparing statistical reports. Monitors department budget and supplies.


1. Hires, trains and assigns work to laboratory employees.

2. Supervise staff and lend administrative support to management in Laboratory Operations in Histology/Mohs Surgery Laboratories.

3. Troubleshoot issues in areas of laboratory robotics, clinical surgery, organize inventory, maintain staff schedule, oversee day-to-day operation, be innovative with problem solving and contribute to process improvement and quality management.

4. Be first in line to report on issues with clinical specimens and maintain quality improvement and support staff with questions when they need assistance with operations.

5. Draws, processes and tests patients’ samples using waived and/or moderately complex analytical tests and equipment.

6. Monitors and controls laboratory budget.

7. Maintains and tests laboratory equipment to ensure quality control.

8. Orders supplies for laboratory and maintains sufficient inventory.

9. Enters patient information and test results into laboratory information system and prepares statistical reports.

10. Performs and documents quality control and quality assurance procedures.

11. Ensures compliance with state and federal requirements for clinical laboratories.

12. Answer direct questions and participate in Administrative meeting with management, leadership and physicians.

Be receptive to constructive criticism from staff as well as from management

Problem Solving

This position oversees the day-to-day workflow within the laboratory and resolves work flow and work process problems. Ability to meet deadlines and work under stressful conditions is required.

This position has the authority to order laboratory supplies, ensure proper quality control and review work results of other laboratory staff. The incumbent researches and makes recommendations to department administration for approval of major equipment purchases or changes in staffing levels.

This position must maintain a current knowledge of procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance within the laboratory area including, but not limited to, appropriateness of tests being ordered, quality control and quality assurance procedures and documentation, proficiency testing, disciplinary issues and staff reviews.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline related to field of study, plus two years full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required; Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated organized human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and previous supervisor experience are preferred.

Care is appropriate to the population served

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


. Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or 24 matriculated credit hours in combined science courses.

, Demonstrated experience withCAPandCLIAcompliance and inspection process preferred.

. Experience in a clinical laboratory.

. Experienced customer relations experience. Candidate must display professionalism in high stress clinical laboratory environment. This includes regular communication with physicians and among staff to diffuse stressful situations.

. Maintain a positive culture in the laboratory through example and leadership abilities, seeks opportunities to learn at all times.

. Competent in performing histology job duties with breadth of knowledge in laboratory processes, including: Case Accessioning in Lab Information Systems Software; Gross dissection of human skin biopsies; Embedding and Microtomy; Histological Staining and Immunohistochemistry

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.