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Accessioning Supervisor (Labs)

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Position Description

General Purpose of the Job:


The Supervisor I, Laboratory (Lab) is responsible for supervision of Specimen Processing area or Environmental

Water testing.


As Supervisor in Specimen Processing, the supervisor leads multiple functions of the department including monitoring the workflow from sample receipt and unpacking, sample accessioning and processing; problem resolution; transport to the laboratory departments for testing.


As supervisor in Environmental Water, The supervisor leads multiple functions of the department including sample preparation, testing, and resulting of water specimens.


Both supervisors provide for day-to-day guidance on teammate scheduling and performance. Both positions evaluate and monitor compliance with service guarantees and specimen quality requirements. They ensure adherence to corporate standard policies and procedures related to job performance, customer interactions, teammate relations, and information confidentiality for clinical lab information.


These positions do not require registry license and may be non-technical; may be assigned to work a designated shift on day/evening/night. This position reports to the Manager, Laboratory (Lab).


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall direction, communication, and oversight to teammates regarding workflow of departmental tasks or assignments to ensure effective implementation and performance:
    • Ensures teammate adherence to procedures and quality assurance requirements;
    • Participates and/or leads in the development of and compliance with all departmental policies and procedures for performance and quality assurance
    • Serves as a resource to teammates, providing oversight and support to training and competency program
    • Monitors performance to established targets, goals or metric
    • Identifies opportunities for process improvement within the department, Monitors work flow and delegates responsibilities to team members
    • Establishes staffing plans to promote the most effective use of all teammates
    • Covers benches as needed on any shift 
  • Provide leadership to direct reports by:
    • Facilitating the resolution of organizational obstacles encountered
    • Knowing, understanding, implementing, following, and communicating to teammates DaVita’s employment policies and procedures, awards, and other opportunities within company and foster a positive work environment
    • Assisting in teammate development (PDRs, coaching, mentoring, DaVita training, outside training); collaborating with direct reports to create professional development goals
  • Manages all teammates’ employment activity such as hiring, promoting, job performance, evaluations, and disciplinary actions with appropriate approvals as required. Plans, organizes and supervises teammates to ensure high quality teammate customer service:
    • Provides work direction for department teammates
    • Determines staffing plans that promote the most effective use of all teammates; ensure coverage during teammate absences
  • Maintains teammates records to include written performance evaluation of all staff records to be kept in compliance with DaVita policy and any applicable laws:
    • Evaluates, records and processes teammate reviews and compensation according to company policy and in timely manner
    • Reviews and approves time cards of teammates as required for payroll
  • Performs competency evaluations and periodic performance reviews as required
  • 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, and states regulations are met
  • 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 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.


  • 2 to 4 years of experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates degree as MLT or Bachelor’s degree as MT or biological sciences or related field, preferred
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft office required
  • One (1) year supervisory experience preferred
  • Two (2) years clinical laboratory experience as generalist or in related work position and/or industry required
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.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
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Position Summary

  • Job Title: Accessioning Supervisor (Labs)
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: 1991 Industrial Drive, Deland, Florida