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Supervisor, Laboratory Medicine - Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days

Job Title Supervisor, Laboratory Medicine - Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days Location Danville, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services, Lab Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GMC Core Laboratory Team Date posted 03/11/2024 Job ID R-59678

Job Summary

$12,500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS! Leads and coordinates the daily operations of assigned section in conjunction with leadership. Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the section personnel to provide optimal, cost-effective delivery of services in accordance with departmental standards of quality, productivity, system-wide integration and standardization.

Job Duties

  • Supervises technical and administrative operations of assigned laboratory section.
  • Including maintaining a staff of qualified personnel to assure quality service is provided.
  • Selects, instructs and develops employees through careful interviewing, comprehensive training, delegation, and supportive coaching.
  • Conducts performance appraisals; ensures training and orientation of new hires, evaluates employee competency in an on-going manner.
  • Participates with Lab Information Technology Team and doctoral directors to plan and oversee all laboratory information system functions in support of hospital and group practice work processes.
  • Ensures staff is adequately trained in all computer applications required for their positions Ensures the provision of timely and efficient workflow in support of group practice quality and turnaround time standards of excellence.
  • Delegates appropriate tasks daily to assure equitable workload and adequate coverage of all responsibilities.
  • Prepares schedule to ensure adequate and appropriate staffing to meet service demands and maintain productivity standards.
  • Prepares and monitors annual operating budget for section cost centers.
  • Collaborates the planning of equipment purchases and leases with the Anatomic Pathology Operations Director.
  • Supervises analysis of cost for materials and negotiation of contracts to obtain favorable prices.
  • Oversees section purchasing, receiving, and inventory management to reduce costs.
  • Assures section's compliance with applicable regulations and accrediting standards.
  • Actively supports the Quality Program and takes a leadership role in facilitating change to realize noticeable error reduction and service improvement.
  • Provides appropriate administrative and transcription support to Pathologists for research projects, Tissue Arrays and the annual laboratory program.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.

The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details



The anticipated hours for this position are 7AM to 3:30PMThis position does not participate in a holiday or weekend rotation.  This position is 100% administrative with no anticipated bench time.

This role is responsible for supervising approximately 40 employees in a high volume automated laboratory, producing >8M tests/year.


In an atmosphere of collaboration, comradery, and continuous improvement, you’ll lead a team of lab professionals through day-to-day tasks and long-term strategic department goals. You’ll supervise scheduling and staffing with the support of analytical and pre-analytical specialists. You’ll be responsible for handling day-to-day personnel issues that arise within your team, troubleshooting quality issues, training and upskilling, and advocating for your team with lab leadership. You’ll work with team members individually to help them reach their full potential, and you’ll be empowered to reward your team for a job well done.


Our supervisors enjoy the support of our dedicated laboratory leadership team. Through weekly huddles and daily touchpoints with other laboratory leaders, you’ll identify and refine best practices to help your team succeed. You can be supported in your professional growth through tuition reimbursement, on-site training programs, and focused, one-on-one feedback sessions with your direct supervisor. 


If you have experience leading diverse teams in an inpatient/hospital environment and are a skilled laboratory professional who’s ready to take the next step in your laboratory leadership journey, you’d be an excellent fit for Geisinger’s GMC laboratory team. GMC is a 600+ bed level one trauma and comprehensive stroke center that also features a children’s hospital and NICU. Geisinger’s laboratory space has its own state-of-the-art building filled with natural light and top-of-line, innovative equipment. 


The ideal candidate will have at least six (6) years of clinical/medical laboratory bench experience as an Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist and at least one (1) year of direct leadership experience, including personnel and mentoring responsibilities. Must have relevant bachelor's degree (MLS or MT preferred, but will also consider life science BS degrees if coupled with MLS(ASCP)). Prior experience managing staff schedules, budgets, and regulatory requirements preferred. Strong organizational, LEAN and project management skills required. Effective communication skills required.

For more information, please contact Laura Eckenrode at Learn more about Geisinger Medical Laboratories by visiting 


Geisinger Medical Center is CAP-accredited and AABB-accredited. 

Geisinger benefits include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance


*Qualified applicants are those individuals who have not worked in a full- or part-time capacity for Geisinger Medical Laboratories in the last 18 months. 


Bachelor's Degree- (Required), High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 6 years-Related work experience (Required), Minimum of 2 years-Managerial/Supervisory (Required)


Laboratory Equipment Operation; Laboratory Supply And Inventory Management; Laboratory Information Systems (LIS); Laboratory Services; Communication

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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