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CommonSpirit Health Lab Supervisor in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.

CHI Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.


What you will do:

  • Has the authority to interview, hire, terminate, promote, train and conduct performance evaluations.

  • Plan work, the day to day activities; assign work and direct functional and technical job performance of team members.

  • Allocate and direct staffing needs to meet patient, unit, and department needs, and collaborate with others to ensure overall staffing needs are met.

  • Manage performance including: setting goals, clarifying job expectations, monitoring performance progress, providing feedback, recognize, developing skills and addressing performance issues related to work and our Commitments using corrective action.

  • Meets all accountabilities for the Medical Technologist position. Assures adequate staffing for workload by scheduling staff in the section. Assures that department technologists critically evaluate specimens & correlate results to clinical status of patients. Assures that staff communicate and appropriately document results to clinical personnel. Assures that staff operate, calibrate, conduct performance checks, and maintain lab instruments and equipment with appropriate documentation. Reviews QC, Activity Reports, corrected/exception reports with feedback to staff & OD. Appropriately documents staff performance with Personal Performance Improvement Plan when necessary. Works as needed as bench MT.

  • Assures that staff follow LEAN principles, Standard work, laboratory procedures, policies and job guidance sheets. Regularly rounds on dept several times daily to ensure compliance with LEAN processes. Performs LEAN audits and takes appropriate action. Assures that department defined turnaround times are met by working collaboratively with all aspects of the process. Listens to staff input and takes steps to improve processes.

  • Assures that staff follow CAP and all regulatory guidelines. Assigns and evaluates proficiency testing. Demonstrates consistent adherence to national patient safety goals. Works with management to assure adequate staffing for workload. Holds staff meetings minimum of one per month assuring staff of all pertinent communication in lieu of manager. Documents staff competency.

  • Maintains a professional knowledge base of laboratory science by accumulating the minimum CEUs required per year. Participates in departmental meetings, inservices, & committees (quality assurance, safety, infection control).



Minimum of two years of progressive experience in clinical laboratory science is preferred.


A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or a related field is required. Registered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent as a Medical Lab Tech or Medical Tech within 12 months of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

Must possess a good grasp and knowledge base of clinical laboratory science; strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards (CAP); strong quality control background; excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill-set; and good planning and implementation skills. Must demonstrate personal traits of motivation, responsibility, team orientation, and professionalism.

Working Conditions:

Normal laboratory environment. Exposure to chemical and biological hazards. Routine periods of sitting, walking, and standing required.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-135331

Employment Type Full Time

Department Laboratory Services

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8am-4:30pm

Work Schedule Varies