The Specimen Processor Assistant Supervisor supervises day-to-day activities in the veterinary diagnostic reference laboratory specimen processing (accessioning) department, performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. Supervises staff, assigning work and evaluating results. Contributes to the development of operating policies and procedures.
Weekly Schedule: This is a 3rd shift, night position: Monday-Friday 1am-10am
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises day-to-day activities in a laboratory unit/group/area, performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment.
Supervises staff, assigning work, monitoring activities and evaluating performance. Resolves escalated issues. Administers employment actions, provides coaching and guidance to staff and promotes staff training and development. Provides input to department policies and procedures.
Leads work activities of the lab unit/group/area/department, planning and organizing work, providing for adequate staffing and resources and maintaining work on schedule so that ongoing customer satisfaction is maintained.
Communicates with other related departments to coordinate work and resolve issues as needed.
Contributes to maintenance of department diagnostic equipment and other technical resources. Coordinates with internal personnel, vendors and others as needed to resolve issues and maintain ongoing functionality.
Prepares reports, presentations and other information summarizing work activities. Prepares various analyses as needed to highlight issues and resolve questions.
Maintains knowledge of changes and developments in the industry affecting work activities. May participate in outside industry groups and forums related to business activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Adheres to and models the Purpose & Guiding Principles.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required, preferably in Science-related field.
Typically 5-7+ years related work experience, with in-depth experience in the area(s) supervised.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Supervisory skills and ability.
Performs full supervisory duties but also works on the bench more than 50% of the time.
Ability to organize, prioritize and direct work activities.
Experience with the operations, testing and services of the area(s) supervised, including setting up, reading and releasing test results and troubleshooting equipment.
Extensive laboratory skills and experience.
Reasoning and analytical skills to resolve issues.
Communication skills, both verbal and written.
Personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
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