Blood Bank Laboratory Supervisor
SUPERVISOR, BLOOD BANK
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Blood Bank Supervisor has the responsibility for the
day-to-day operations, compliance, monitoring, and staff mentoring
of the Blood Bank Section based on established best practice as
well as evidence based blood management and transfusion practices
for the Blood Bank Section of the Laboratory.
The Blood Bank Supervisor is charged with the responsibility of
implementing, reviewing and developing policies, procedures and
practices on blood bank testing and blood and blood product
utilization and management; acting as a technical resource for
physicians and other department; training and maintaining a high
level of competency among laboratory staff; evaluating and
validating new methods, standards and equipment: compliance with
federal, state regulatory and corporate regulations and by-laws;
and maintaining an open communication with the Director of
Laboratory Services and the Medical Director.
Responsible for the activities required to successfully operate
the Blood Bank Sections of the Laboratory. This include, but are
not be limited to, testing and reporting of results;
instrumentation, methods and other analytical procedures; quality
control and quality assurance; staff training; and regulatory
Responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the
Blood Bank Section of the Laboratory and must be accessible to the
Laboratory Staff to provide on-site, telephonic or electronic
Recommend to, and assist, the Director of Laboratory Services
and the Medical Director in the selection and validation of
instruments, procedures, methods changes and/or upgrades designed
to keep the Blood Bank Section state-of-the-art.
Oversees the blood and blood product utilization policies and
practices and to work closely with the Director of Laboratory
Services, Medical Director, medical and nursing leadership, Quality
Assurance, and other concerned hospital staff, ensuring patient
safety, adequate turn-around time, quality of transfusion,
reduction in blood and blood product wastage, and regulatory
All procedures, controls and maintenance functions must be
available, up-to-date, and clearly in the prescribed NCCLS format.
Logs of all maintenance and repair activities will be kept
Assist in the enrollment and participation in a proficiency
testing program commensurate with the testing services offered, and
in resolving any failed Proficiency Testing.
Responsible for meeting and exceeding the minimum requirements
established by the College of American Pathologists for their
quality survey program.
The Blood Bank Supervisor is required to have a working
knowledge of the instrumentation and methods used within the
Section. It is his/her responsibility to ensure that the
instruments are functioning correctly and that there are reasonable
and acceptable back up procedures for the times when
Responsible for maintaining an inventory by ordering supplies in
a manner that will consistently provide adequate materials,
minimize outdated items and result in cost effective inventory
Responsible in providing the leadership whenever exceptions
occur, during investigation of variances, in problem resolution,
and documentation of remedial actions. This requires that the
Supervisor maintain a competency level at which he/she is the
The Supervisor will evaluate the needs and provide the necessary
training to other CLS and ensure they meet their required
competency in order to keep them informed and functioning at
The Blood Bank Supervisor may from time to time, be required to
perform bench duties based on the needs of the Blood Bank
Qualifications - External
Completed a baccalaureate degree in medical technology,
laboratory science or related fields.
Completed an internship for Clinical Laboratory Science or
Current and valid CLS license issued by the State of California
Department of Health.
At least 5 years of training or experience or both in blood
At least 3 years training or experience in a leadership.
Must complete a minimum of 12 continuing education units per
year as required by licensure.
- Must be physically and mentally able to perform bench work when