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Lab Supervisor

Port Charlotte, FL
18316 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL
Salary range: $75,000 to $85,000

PathologyWatch offers a physician or laboratory the unique opportunity to partner with expert pathologists for interpretation of specimens. PathologyWatch takes histologic slides from any location and digitally distributes the work across a network of highly skilled dermatopathologists. This results in a high-quality specialist interpretation with a faster turnaround time. We are a dynamic, cutting-edge company expanding artificial intelligence (AI) use in the medical field. PathologyWatch is a fast-growing company looking for a hard-working, ambitious, team-oriented individual, where your contributions will be recognized and rewarded.

Job Description

Reporting to the laboratory manager, the laboratory supervisor assists with day-to-day supervision of assigned lab personnel, assists with implementing lab safety and quality programs, trains lab staff on the use of equipment and procedures, and performs a full range of routine and specialized procedures in the pathology laboratory. The lab supervisor serves as a technical resource for troubleshooting and uses independent judgment and resources to resolve problems.


  • Perform tasks normally associated with supervision, such as hiring, training, coaching, scheduling, directing, and appraising the work of assigned staff
  • Fill a working supervisor role in which the incumbent also performs the work of those supervised
  • Hold regularly scheduled one on ones with direct reports on at least a monthly basis
  • Advocate for direct reports regarding ensuring ideas are heard/shared and in their career progression planning and efforts
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality-control activities, and maintain a clean and well-organized work area
  • Maintain proficiency and training requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, and CLIA regulations
  • Participate in inventory management and special projects and perform other duties as assigned by management
  • Assist in staff development and training
  • Assist the lab manager in the maintenance/upkeep of CLIA documentation and records (including supervising/verifying completion of daily records and tracking documents) and preparation for CAP and CLIA inspections
  • Communicate with pathologists regarding laboratory issues and client needs and respond quickly and efficiently to concerns/feedback regarding histology within the lab
  • Track and monitor laboratory quality indicators
  • Answer technical questions from pathologists and clients regarding lab processes and histology workflows
  • Independently and proactively identify problems in the laboratory and institute appropriate corrective actions
  • Ensure operational compliance with the laboratory’s SOPs and quality management systems
  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented, high integrity, and discipline
  • Time management skills to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Basic computer competency


Licensure/Education/Experience Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in histology, biology, chemistry, or other related field—a bachelor’s degree preferred; degree must satisfy the CLIA standards for grossing surgical specimens (12 course hours of biology and chemistry combined)
  • Five or more years experience in the histology field
  • Hold and maintain the HT or HTL (ASCP) certification
  • May accept additional education and/or experience in lieu of certification when certification is not a jurisdictional requirement for the job