Group Lead Cytology Processin in Tampa, FL at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

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    4225 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL
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Job Description

Group Lead Cytology Processin - Tampa, FL - Monday-Friday 

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Basic Purpose:

The Cytology Processing Group Leader assists the department supervisors by performing combinations of the following activities: Schedule coordination, general supervision of all Cytology Preparation Technicians, providing input to supervisors for performance review and disciplinary action. May also conduct process and compliance audits. Typically leads 8 - 12 employees. May be responsible for performing all duties listed below in the absence of a supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Demonstrates a proficiency and understanding of all job duties in Cytology Processing department.
2. Trouble shoot complex problems as they apply to the job.
3. Manage unusual requests and be able to resolve or refer them appropriately.
4. Assist the supervisor(s) in prioritizing work assignments.
 5. Assures optimum utilization of human resources and that all job responsibilities are addressed for each shift. Including staffing for weekends and holidays.
6. Assist the Supervisor(s) in monitoring production and activity of all CPT's in order to meet departmental deadlines.
7. Assist the Supervisor(s) in employee coaching for improved performance, providing appropriate feedback to employees and maintaining a positive work environment.
8. Assist employees in proper test selection and problem resolution.
9. Answers and clarifies employee questions (including laboratory personnel) regarding processing. Must be able to work effectively with Analytical and Post Analytical Cytology to resolve problems and gain cooperation.
10. Provides appropriate feedback to supervisor(s) when issues arise. Make suggestions and recommendations to enhance workflow.
11. Completes appropriate shift paperwork, setting up for production, and insuring that staff has cleaned up at the end of the shift.
12. Helps to keep department overtime to a minimum.
13. Monitors supply inventory, ordering supplies as needed.
14. Repairs and maintains department equipment and notifying appropriate personnel when repairs beyond the general scope are required.
15. Assist in or performing all training, cross training and department auditing functions as assigned by the supervisor(s).
16. Complies with and assists supervisor(s) in ensuring that all Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Cytology Processing policies and procedures are adhered to.
17. Perform all other job duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:
1. Able to sit or stand for long periods.
2. Work day shift or night shift with required overtime as well as occasional weekends.
3. 50 % or more of job duties will be in a production environment.
4. Excellent communication skills required. Must be comfortable answering questions with both internal and external clients.
 5. Adheres to Quest Diagnostics core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures.
6. Performs multiple tasks simultaneously and with multiple interruptions
7. Assists department in maintaining productivity and quality goals.
8. Reflects good judgment at all times when making decisions on what action to take when resolving problems.
9. Pays attention to details.
10. Works in a biohazard environment and practice good safety habits.
11. MAINTAINS CONFIDENTIALITY AT ALL TIMES. Will have access to overall employee performance, may have knowledge of disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
12. Demonstrates leadership by example, exhibiting good attendance and good decision making.
13. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.
14. Demonstrates flexibility and is able to adapt to change.

Physical Requirements:
1. Finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Handling of specimens and supplies.
2. Large amounts of standing, sitting, bending, twisting, and reaching. Lifts and carries objects up to 30 lbs.
3. Work in a chemical environment.
4. Risk of exposure to infectious materials and the possibility of injury due to chemicals.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience:
1. 3 years experience in a laboratory environment. Cytology Processing experience preferred.
2. Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.

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