Laboratory Manager

Primary Duties and Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with facility administration in the planning, organizing and managing of the overall operations of the Laboratory Department
  • Ensure and maintain operational compliance with the laboratory’s Quality Management programs and reporting quality initiatives appropriate and timely
  • Coordinate laboratory activities and protocols in preparation for regulatory inspections, including CLIA inspection
  • Secure and maintain the physical lab facilities, equipment and supplies which are required to carry out effective patient care and create an optimum laboratory testing environment
  • Prepare department budgets and be accountable for fiscal operation of the department
  • Establish and maintain standards of performance and ensure competency and appropriate licensure of personnel; handle ground floor personnel issues, including training, scheduling, counselling and information sharing
  • Responsible for appropriate, efficient, and effective 24/7 functionality of laboratory services in a cost-conscious manner
  • Consult as necessary with pathologists, medical staff and/or administration
  • Trouble shoot technical problems encountered in testing processes and ensure remedial actions are performed expeditiously
  • Perform bench work as necessary for consistent work flow
  • Perform initial and regulatory competency testing of lab personnel

 

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry or Associate degree with approved years of service in accordance with CMS and/or CLIA requirements
  • Registration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent accrediting agency
  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience in the clinical laboratory setting with minimum of three years’ experience in laboratory supervision
  • Strong organizational, priority-setting, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Must be able to multi-task, exercise good judgment, be dependable, and capable of independently carrying out assigned tasks and day-to-day duties efficiently, effectively, and courteously
  • Candidate should have no problems walking or standing for long periods with occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, twisting and/or turning and pushing or pulling objects from an awkward position; must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. unassisted
  • Candidate must have good dexterity, hearing, vision and verbal and written communication skills


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