Laboratory Administration
Personnel management
Orientation and training

Author: Richard Horowitz, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 January 2017, last major update November 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

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Definition / general
  • New employees need to be oriented to the laboratory and to the institution
  • The immediate supervisor should first review the job description and the performance expectations with the new employee and inform them of any competency assessments which will be expected
Supervisor responsibility
  • Must provide and arrange for:
    • Personal Items
      • Badge
      • Keys
      • Locker
      • Uniform
      • Parking space
    • Computer access
    • Another seasoned employee to serve as “buddy” to introduce the new employee to the department and to the rest of the institution
    • Institutional training, such as HIPAA, fire, safety, sexual harassment, etc.
    • An Employee Handbook with institutional rules and regulations