Maintains all regulatory and safety standards. Supervises and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in performing medical and pathology tests as directed by the pathology supervisor. Ensures quality of processes and regulatory standards are maintained by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads and advises personnel in special test procedures to analyze components and physical properties of materials under the guidance of the supervisor and director.
  • Assists laboratory supervisor with collection of testing data to determine operating efficiency of process or equipment and to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Assists with ordering materials, supplies, reagents, stains, etc. and submit copies of the Packing Slips to the Corporate Office.
  • Makes recommendations to the lab director and supervisor needs, process changes to improve workflow to improve TAT and quality of results.
  • Assists with optimization and validation of new methods, tests, and equipment.
  • Performs Histotechnologist duties to include, embedding, sectioning, staining, and distribution.
  • Prepares test solutions, compounds, and reagents for use by laboratory personnel in conducting tests.
  • Assists supervisor with maintenance of work procedures to meet testing schedules.
  • Troubleshoots problems regarding all aspects of lab operations, including courier, IT, supplies, reporting, etc.
  • Develops, improves, and consults with Medical Director/Laboratory Manager on QA and QC policies and procedures.
  • Maintains regulatory documentation, training, and department activities to ensure laboratory compliance.


Carries out team leader responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting with interviewing and training employees; assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities include supporting all technical operations of the lab from ASC conformity with requisitions to proper routing of specimens through reporting to physicians and facilities. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to adapt to changes, delays, or unexpected events in the work environment and change approach or methods to best fit the situation.
  • Must be able to use time efficiently and prioritize.
  • Must be able to observe and follow safety, security, and equipment procedures.
  • Must be able to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills with laboratory leadership, providers, and staff.



Minimum of fifth year college or university program certificate or degree; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Licensed by FL DOH: Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
  • Associate degree in laboratory science and/or histotechnology with at least 5 years of training and experience in high complexity testing required.
  • Current ASCP certification (HT or HTL) preferred.
  • Knowledge of pathology laboratory regulations CAP, CLIA. required
  • At least 2 years of experience with demonstrated higher level of responsibility within the pathology laboratory.


Communication Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present and communicate information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.


Math Ability:

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks to assist with determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, assist with data collection, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of all aspects of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Access software.



Familiar and demonstrates ability to work with all laboratory equipment. Able to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit for 6 + hours per day to embed, cut, perform data entry. The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Customer Service:

Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.



Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Pathology Laboratory and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.