Under the guidance of the Anatomic Pathology Manager and Cytology Medical Director, the Cytology Supervisor is responsible for managing the operations of the Cytology Laboratory. Primary responsibilities include the supervision of laboratory; oversight of Rapid on-Site Evaluation (ROSE) and Adequacy Assessment procedures; technical oversight of cytotechnologists and hospital laboratory technicians; quality control; quality assurance; compliance with The Joint Commission and State requirements, including oversight of site visit preparations. In addition, it is the role of the supervisor to educate and role model for cytotechnologist students, residents, and fellows during their rotations.
This position serves as a lead technical expert in interrupting all gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens. Must have an extensive knowledge of the full scope of general Cytology technical duties in the laboratory when required (receiving specimens, accessioning, processing all specimen types, and troubleshooting specimen, order and billing issues).
As supervisor, the individual recruits, hires, trains, completes performance evaluations, and resolves employee issues; provides orientation, completes competency assessments, maintains staff schedules, training and compliance documentation; implements new tests and procedures as requested by pathologists; updates and maintains the lab manuals and annual reviews required for accreditation; integrates new technologies into the laboratory to include analyzing and selection of new equipment that meets space constraints and operational needs; ensures that new equipment and associated validation and staff training are performed; all equipment is well-maintained; staff training and documentation are completed as required; QC documentation is complete and quality standards are maintained in the laboratory; proactively advises and assists researchers planning research projects and determines the ability of the laboratory to accommodate research projects. Performs other duties as assigned.
Possess valid State of CA Cytotechnologist license.
Minimum of 5 years of Cytotechnology experience in a hospital setting.
Experience with Rapid On-site Evaluation procedures, Renal Biopsy Procedures, Fine Needle Aspirate Procedures.
Ability to evaluate 19,200 gynecologic slides, 7,800 non-gynecologic slides per year, when no other duties are required, or proportionally less when other duties are required.
Ability to diagnose accurately, to meet State and Federal requirements.
Ability to determine clinicopathologic correlations.
Possesses effective written and oral communication skills.
Previous Supervisory experience of Cytology
Knowledge of safety policies and procedures, occupational hazards, and safety precautions, including Department and UCDHS Infection Control policies and procedures including Standard Precautions procedures.
Knowledge of Hospital and Laboratory Information System (LIS), EMR, hospital Incident Report System (RL Solutions), email, Internet, Microsoft Office and data management software.
Possesses excellent interpersonal and team management skills to effectively collaborate with physicians, technologists, nursing and other staff.
Possesses excellent problem solving skills and utilizes resources effectively for resolution.
Knowledge of employee progressive disciplinary steps, Collective Bargaining Agreements and human resources Leaves of Absence (i.e.,FMLA, KinCare, Workers’ Compensation, etc.).
Possesses knowledge of and applies the principles of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Continuous Quality Improvement.
Uses good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a university-approved exception or deferral.
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