Laboratory Manager, Full-time

Description

The Laboratory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Central Laboratory, which includes accessioning and the automated instruments, chemistry lab analyzers, and liquid robotic handlers.

  • Supervises the Accessioners and Medical Technologists to ensure they comply with company guidelines particularly related to quality and timeliness of service.
  • Provides direction to the department staff in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities, and in achieving goals.
  • Evaluates workload and client needs for recommendations in process improvement, staffing and/ or training.
  • Interviews candidates and works with Human Resources to ensure hiring of appropriate staff with necessary technical competence.
  • Conducts employee counseling and all disciplinary actions discreetly, fairly and in a timely manner, ensuring coordination with Human Resources.
  • Meets regularly with staff to discuss daily operations, indicators, customer needs, problems, and changes.
  • Maintains current knowledge to help with educational, technical, and/or support activities as needed.
  • Handles the performance management process for the team including performance reviews and salary administration.
  • Manages the team’s time and attendance.
  • Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratory director or technical supervisor;
  • Is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by a testing personnel qualified under § 493.1489.
  • Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Participates in the establishment of ranges, specimen requirements for tests, and acceptance criteria.
  • Oversees scheduled maintenance, corrective actions, and troubleshooting to assure result quality and performance efficiency through the maintaining of written records.
  • Oversees and maintains adequate supply inventories.
  • Oversees, as necessary, all specimen accessioning and computer log-in/order entry functions and work organization activities.
  • Oversees specific quality control functions in accordance with written procedures.
  • Assures the qualifications and validation of all lab personnel in areas of responsibility, specific tests, and/or work stations, and assigns personnel duties as necessary.
  • Anticipates and plans proficiency testing of patient samples.
  • Oversee and performs specific quality control functions in accordance with written procedures.
  • Review QC, procedural updates, corrective actions, and maintenance records on a regular basis.
  • Review proficiency testing results, taking appropriate corrective action as necessary.
  • Oversee and maintain CLIA and OSHA compliance.
  • Maintain all records required by CLIA for two years or longer (as needed).
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an MT in a CLIA or CAP environment, required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience supervising a team in a clinical laboratory setting, required

Education Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related field

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • ASCP certification as a Medical Technologist
  • Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and annually after that.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire