Supervisor, Bench Laboratory - Hospital Administration - Sheldon


Responsible for providing leadership of the day-to-day operations of the laboratory or laboratory department. Acts as a point of contact to technical staff and responds to questions and provides direction. May collect and process lab specimens and may perform clinical laboratory testing, including manual and automated methods, in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures May collect and manage samples of blood and other fluids from patients as needed. Serves as a liaison between technical staff and laboratory leadership, as well as communicating issues and concerns to appropriate personnel. Participate in the hiring, training performance management, and disciplinary action of staff. May assist in the collection and preparation of required budget information. Maintains a positive work environment for the laboratory staff and develop a team approach to optimize work flow, improve customer satisfaction and reduce errors. Responsible for pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing. Follows standard operating procedures and ensures laboratory safety, quality, and regulatory requirements are met. Collaborates with other departments across the enterprise. Demonstrates critical and independent judgment with decision-making and problem-solving.


Works with quality assurance methods, tools and techniques. Seeks opportunities to help others learn as teacher, coach, and mentor. Promotes organizational learning through knowledge management, training and development, and sharing key experiences.;Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers. Monitors the integrity of medical specimens according to testing purposes and requirements. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Develops a culture in which all members work constructively to improve the performance of individuals and the team. Collects medical specimens with strict adherence to established procedures and test requisitions. Adheres to relevant policies and ethics for clinical laboratory testing. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


The Sheldon laboratory is part of a 25-bed critical access hospital in northwest Iowa. We service multiple providers and three outlying clinics. We have many senior care facilities we proved care for as well as OB and pediatric practices. We provide services to many visiting specialists and doctors from surrounding communities. Our laboratory provides testing in hematology, chemistry, coagulation, blood bank, serology, and limited microbiology. Our team works well together and has a small town family feel. Sheldon is a quiet community with many recreational opportunities, a community college, a great school system, and new housing and large community center. This is a full time position of 80 hours per two week pay period working various shifts based on department needs.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Disability and Life insurance

  • Accident, critical illness, cancer and universal life insurance, as well as LegalShield and IDShield

  • Maternity Benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings with employer match

  • Employee Perks

  • Paid Time Off

  • Fitness Support

  • Profile by Sanford


Associates degree in Laboratory or Biological Sciences required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Two years of laboratory related experience required.

Possess a national laboratory certification or laboratory specialty certification, for example: Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Histology Technician (HT), etc. through an approved Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); or be registry eligible and obtain certification within 12 months of hire into position. If working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed or have a provisional license, by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Maintain continuing education credits equivalent to the state requirements as needed for license and certifications. ND license regulations are not applicable for cytology or histology laboratories. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

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