Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Company: Bon Secours Community Hospital
City/State: Port Jervis, NY
Position: Full Time
Req #: 21741
Posted Date: Dec 03, 2020
The Laboratory Manager is responsible for supervising staff performing laboratory testing and assures that testing operation occur in a satisfactory manner with regulatory requirements. Occasionally perform duties and functions of a medical technologist.
Organizes, plans, and directs operational processes, staff scheduling, payroll, workflow, human resource issues, and staff development; oversees the performance and quality improvement initiatives for areas of responsibility. Oversees the operations of the core laboratory department. Assures efficient and effective operations. Develops, establishes, and ensures implementation of laboratory technical policies and procedures. Provides appropriate oversight to the clinical staff in the laboratory to ensure policies/procedures are performed in accordance with accreditation standards, regulatory licensing requirements, regional guidelines, and safety regulations. Assures quality control and proficiency testing is performed as per policy and within practice guidelines. Performs staff training and competency, including evaluation of the performance of staff. Performs computer functions to process test orders including test ordering printing labels, recording correct collection and receipt times, crediting/ cancelling orders, resulting and patient inquiry functions. Troubleshoots orders and provides proper communication to the clinician as appropriate. Performs technical duties such as patient testing, quality control testing, instrument maintenance and resulting of patient tests. Screens applications, interview appropriate applicants, make hiring decisions, perform employee counseling and evaluations, scheduling. Coordinates the performance of linearity studies, correlations and routine/emergency maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and methodologies as per regulatory requirements. Makes recommendations for testing, equipment and other clinical standard practice changes. Implements new processes as approved by Laboratory Leadership. Serves as primary resource to the local QA/QI Committees for testing performed in the laboratory. Coordinates with laboratory leadership in the identification, implementation and optimization of patient testing. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:
Previous laboratory Management Experience preferred. A minimum of six years relevant work experience to meet NYS personnel guidelines to function as a supervisor.
Bachelor’s Degree in laboratory sciences or related degree.
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid New York State Department of Health license as a laboratory technologist required. National registration preferred (NCA/ASCP).
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. Proven experience in maintaining project schedules, documentation, communications, and meeting deadlines is required.