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Job Summary

The Clinical Department of Pathology is seeking a candidate for the position of Laboratory Supervisor in the Blood Bank. Duties of this position are to plan and oversee the administrative functions and to supervise laboratory technologists and clinical laboratory scientists as well as other support staff.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


Develop, modify and implement laboratory procedures. Prepare or oversee work schedules and assign duties to staff in the laboratory. Evaluate and review the performance of assigned staff. Interview and recommend the employment of applicants. Assist in the ordering, distribution and maintenance of supplies. Supervise and review the training status and competency assessments of employees. Assist in the establishment of laboratory work priorities. Participate in the resolution of employee complaints. Counsel and discipline as necessary.
Participate in the training and education of House Officers and other health care professionals. Coordinate the laboratory operations with other departments, faculty and staff, with authority to make commitments. Serve as resource person for technical and procedural problems from staff and outside institutions. Assess patient blood needs and arrange for procurement of adequate blood supply. Perform routine and complex pre-transfusion testing. Assist staff in personal and professional development. Actively participate in internal and external continuing education programs, internal and external assessments as requested. Actively participate in a professional organization.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

  • A Bachelor's degree in medical technology or a related field. 
  • Certification as a medical technologist or equivalent by BOC. 
  • Three years of experience in blood banking, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and accrediting agency
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Quality System Essentials (QSE). 
  • Progressive responsibility in a blood bank laboratory.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification as a Specialist in Immunohematology. certification as a Certified Quality Auditor.
  • Five years of experience in blood banking, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some supervisory experience in a blood bank laboratory d

Additional Information

Supervision Received:
General supervision is received from the Administrative Manager, Medical Director, department head or other designated officials.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over laboratory, medical, senior clinical technologists and other support staff.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.