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An employee allocated to this position oversees provision of laboratory services for UGA students and eligible members of the University community. Work also includes supervising laboratory staff including medical technologists and support staff as well as developing policies and procedures in accordance with policies and regulatory requirements. This employee manages Laboratory Information System (LIS) and reports to the Assistant Director for Support Services as well as consults with the Laboratory Director concerning technical issues.


Demonstrates competence in applicable professional skills.

Participates in continuing professional education.

Provides for infection control, right-to-know updates, safety reviews including fire, tornado, security and bomb threat for self and staff.

Demonstrates understanding and skill in information management, performance improvement principles, mission, vision and values and age specific and medical emergency response, if applicable.

Maintains competence to perform laboratory technical procedures.

Performs tasks of staff medical technologist during periods of peak workload and in absence of staff members.

Administers the use and functioning of the LIS, acts as a liaison between UHC IT staff and LIS vendor support.

Assists clinicians in the appropriate utilization of laboratory services and interpretation of results.

Evaluates new tests, methodologies, and instrumentation. Recommends appropriate course of action.

Coordinates UHC hazardous material disposal with UGA Hazardous Materials Program, Division of Public Safety. Maintains UGA Chemical Inventory Reporting System (CIRS) for UHC items in stock.

Manages laboratory-confirmed Notifiable Disease Reporting to the State of Georgia Epidemiology Department.

Serves on the UHC Environment of Care Committee.

Oversees phlebotomy and microscopy instruction for medical students during their clinical practicum at UHC.

Arranges provision of laboratory services for UGA research projects.

Coordinates provision of laboratory services for athletes with the UGA Athletic Department and the UHC Sports Medicine Department.

Provides Laboratory orientation for new UHC clinic staff.


Completion of a Bachelor of Science and satisfaction of the laboratory supervisory requirements of the State of Georgia Rules and Regulations for Licensure of Clinical Laboratories as well as four (4) years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience as a medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist with two (2)years of supervisory experience.

Certification as a MT(ASCP) or equivalent, required.


Extensive technical knowledge in the field of clinical laboratory science.

Skills in organization, management, and communication.

Awareness of JCAHO accreditation requirements and government regulations.



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