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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Specimen Logistics Supervisor in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We are:

We’re taking bold steps to redefine what’s possible in Laboratory Medicine. Our state-of-the-art clinical laboratories provide sophisticated technology and automated equipment that allow our teams to get to answers faster and more efficiently, with a strong emphasis on applied and translational research. We are committed to the growth and advancement of the department, and fully support the active collaboration of scientists, clinicians and industry experts to develop next-generation laboratory methods. MSK is also dedicated to providing diverse educational opportunities to further develop the skills and ambitions of our medical technologists, laboratory managers, and laboratory directors.It’s a very exciting time for our Laboratory Medicine Department as many of our teams have just moved into our new state-of-the-art laboratory medicine facility on East 64th Street. Our new Laboratory Medicine Building maximizes operational efficiency, allowing our Laboratory Medicine team to provide test results more quickly and reduce the amount of blood needed from a patient to generate those results. For further information, please visit:

We are currently seeking aSpecimen Logistics Supervisor.The supervisor is responsible to plan, organize and supervise the day to day work of laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures, including planning laboratory work, evaluating work performed and handling procedural and technical laboratory problems to meet the needs of the clinical staff and patients. The supervisor monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Safety and Inspection Control practices to assure compliance with internal and external regulations. The supervisor is also responsible for smooth workflow, and demonstrates decision-making abilities in all aspects of performance in support of the Department.

You Will:

  • Supervises area operations, prioritizes workflow, and assigns staff to meet the need of the laboratory and ensure efficient and quality operations.

  • Supervises the medical laboratory assistants engaged in performing routine and specialized specimen accessioning in a timely fashion.

  • Regularly reviews workflows, updates process flows and makes recommendations to improve area work flow as per the needs of the department.

  • Prepares work schedules and assigns work to subordinate employees, ensuring adequate coverage at all times; ensures that routine activities are fairly delegated.

  • Rearranges work load to give priority to emergency/special requests; prioritizes work when LIS is down and when short staffing occurs; may perform duties of subordinate employees on an as-needed basis.

  • Conveys necessary information such as incomplete work, unresolved problems, etc, to ensure smooth transition between shifts.

  • Provides guidance to staff to ensure that problems are resolved and work assignments are completed within established time frames. Intercedes to resolve problems. Reports problems to manager when necessary.

  • Intercedes on high-level complaints, as needed, and monitors their resolution to prevent future occurrences.

  • Consults with assistant manager and manager to verify procedure for specimens that do not follow protocols.

  • Consults with assistant manager and manager for assistance.

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Clinical Laboratory Sciences required

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience required

  • New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License preferred

  • ASCP preferred


  • Mon-Fri, 4pm-12pm (evening shift)


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2019-36219

CategoryAllied Health - Laboratory Medicine

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