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Lab Section Chief Blood Bank

LABORATORY-MAIN LAB Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 20604


Job Summary

Performs laboratory tests for clinical diagnosis adhering to guidelines of licensing and regulatory agencies. Works under the supervision of the Chief, Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories and the Director of Operations.

Job Specific Duties

  • Complies with hospital and laboratory safety regulations.
  • Complies with, and ensures that staff complies with required continuing education requirements. 
  • Conducts parallel studies, evaluates new instrumentation, implements new test procedures, and writes and revises policies and procedures. 
  • Conducts performance appraisals and competency evaluations. 
  • Maintains positive interpersonal communication with patient/client/staff. 
  • Monitors inventory, assesses the need for new instrumentation, purchases equipment and supplies. 
  • Responsible to perform and report immunohematology tests accurately in required time.  
  • Performs quality control/quality improvement processes, and maintains required records.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance and calibrations on instruments and equipment, and maintains cleanliness of instruments, equipment, and area. 
  • Recognizes and reports critical values to appropriate patient care personnel. 
  • Schedules adequate numbers of competent staff to complete workload. Reviews schedules, makes immunohematology assignments using flex options, and proactively aligns schedule with volume/census fluctuation. Collaborates with team and monitors on an ongoing basis.  
  • Trains staff and students in laboratory procedures and policies; supervises technical and non-technical staff. 
  • Performs appropriate laboratory techniques and utilizes laboratory instruments as needed. 
  • Responsible to perform immunohematology testing based on workflow and processing time.  


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science 
  • Florida State License in Immunohematology - maintains Florida State requirements for licensure and for continuing education for license renewal
  • 3-5 yearsprior experience in the Immunohematology

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Florida State license in all areas of Clinical Laboratory preferred.
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Ability to communicate promptly, clearly and courteously, both verbally and writing, in English with all hospital co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze information to perform laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to use computer to enter and access patient data and be able to accurately relay patient test results to appropriate person.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform laboratory techniques and use laboratory instruments.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Able to work cooperatively and constructively with physicians, patients, families and co-workers.
  • Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

Responsibility drives us.

We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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