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Laboratory Supervisor I - Specimen Processing

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Position Description

The Supervisor I, is responsible for supervision over multiple functions within the Specimen Processing department including: monitoring the workflow from sample receipt and unpacking, sample accessioning and processing; problem resolution; transport to the laboratory departments for testing; provides for day-to-day guidance on teammate scheduling and performance. This position evaluates and monitors compliance with service guarantees and specimen quality requirements. Supervisor I may be responsible for the supervision of a non-CLIA/CAP regulated technical area in the laboratory. This position ensures adherence to corporate standard policies and procedures related to job performance, customer interactions, teammate relations, and information confidentiality for clinical research contracts and resulting clinical studies. This position does not require registry license and may be assigned to work a designated shift on day/evening/night. This position reports to the Department Manager or Director.

 Performs competency evaluations and periodic performance reviews as required.
 Provides overall direction, communication, and oversight for teammates performance by evaluating the workflow of departmental tasks or assignments to ensure effective implementation and performance:
o Ensures teammate adherence to procedures and quality assurance requirements;
o Participates and/or leads in the development of and compliance with all departmental policies and adherence to policies and procedures.
o Serves as a resource to teammates, providing oversight and support to training and competency program
o Monitors performance to established targets, goals or metrics
o Identifies opportunities for process improvement within the department and between lab business lanes for efficiencies
 Ensures duties performed within the main laboratory as needed or indicated by workload requirements.
 Resolves operational as well as quality issues related to workload.
 Facilitates team decisions, encourages debate and collaboration, handles constructive conflict resolution, organizes and supervises department teammates.
 Monitors work flow and delegates responsibilities to team members.
 Establishes staffing plans to promote the most effective use of all teammates.
 Ensures coverage during teammate absences.
 Performs infection control and safety policies, maintains an active role in the laboratory’s quality improvement program (incident reports, CAP surveys, TAT’s, service guarantees) and ensures levels of compliance of established laboratory outcome standards are met.
 Maintains confidentiality of company’s records, clients, and personnel matters at all times as per policy.
 Provides leadership to direct reports.
 Manages all teammates’ employment activity such as hiring, promoting, job performance, evaluations, and disciplinary actions with appropriate approvals as required.
 Maintains teammates records to include written performance evaluation of all staff records to be kept in compliance with DaVita policy and any applicable laws:
o Ensures accurate, timely processing of ePCNs
o Evaluates, records and processes teammate reviews and compensation according to company policy and in timely manner
o Reviews and approves time cards of teammates as required for payroll
 Knows, understands, follows, and implements basic wage and hour laws, federal, state and local laws and regulations, Medicare, and legislation affecting employment
 Develops and conducts educational programs to keep teammates up-to-date on DaVita policies, new laws and regulations impacting work, and other information necessary to provide knowledgeable, accurate work output
 Maintains familiarity with and communicates to teammates DaVita programs impacting teammates including but not limited to Triple Crown
 Other duties as assigned.

About DaVita Laboratories
DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 180,000 patients and perform 52 million renal tests annually. We make a difference. We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and a place to call home.  As a labs teammate, you become a member of our community and you also become a citizen of something bigger, something great, and something unique - the DaVita Village.  With the backing of the overall DaVita Healthcare Partners brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.
Check out our short video to hear directly from teammates as to why YOU should join OUR Village!
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.


 High school degree required.
 Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred
 Minimum of two (2) years clinical laboratory experience in related work position and/or industry required
 Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience preferred
 Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office preferred
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor I - Specimen Processing
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: Deland, Florida