Supervisor Laboratory Svcs

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


HAH_MercyOne   CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Plans, organizes and supervises the daily operations of MercyOne Des Moines Laboratory technical sections 



  • Participates in the interview and hiring process for staff vacancies in the areas of responsibility.
  • Schedules staff to ensure appropriate coverage. Monitors and adjusts staffing appropriate to the workflow
  • Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to disseminate information and receive feedback.
  • Develops and maintains orientation materials and coordinates completion of staff orientation.
  • Completes annual performance evaluations and annual competencies.
  • Performs disciplinary action when indicated.
  • Ensures standard operating policies and procedures are current and adhere to the Laboratory’s document control system
  • Ensures compliance with the requirements of laboratory regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Evaluates, recommends and coordinates new instrumentation purchases, staff training, instrument set-up and advanced troubleshooting.
  • Identifies and implements process changes to optimize operational workflows to achieve departmental and organizational goals
  • Contributes to the formation of the vision, policies, standards and culture.
  • Develops and maintains quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives appropriate to the areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains an inventory system that ensures appropriate supply levels.
  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Manager, Clinical Laboratory Director or Medical Laboratory Director.




  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field with one-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Clinical Laboratory Science program or approved alternate career path as designated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), required.
  • Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a medical technologist (MT) or medical laboratory scientist (MLS) or by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) as a medical technologist, required.
  • Four years of clinical laboratory experience required,
  • For Histocompatability – three of the four year’s experience must be related to histocompatibility/transplant testing. 
  • For all other sections – One of the four year’s experience must be related to the testing in specified laboratory section. (i.e. Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, etc. )
  • One (1) year supervisory experience preferred.


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