Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory
Science or equivalent.
Minimum Work Experience: 5 year minimum laboratory scientist
work experience. 3-5 years laboratory supervisory experience.
Required Licenses / Certifications: BLS, ASCP or equivalent
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Complete knowledge
and understanding of laboratory analysis. strong people and process
management skills. Laboratory testing skills, phlebotomy
BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The manager directs all laboratory functions including 1.
Supervision of specimen collection and sample testing. 2.
Department staffing of phlebotomists and clinical scientists. 3.
Quality control management 4. laboratory physical facility
management 5. instrument acquisitions and repairs 6. policy and
procedure manuals 7. reagent and testing supply order and
management 8. Point of Care testing supervision 9. Mountain River
Birthing Center laboratory management.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients,
staff, families, visitors and acts in a professional manner at all
times. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively
as part of a department unit team. Promotes effective working
relationships with employees of all other departments. Plans,
organizes, and directs departmental/program activities. Develops
goals and objectives, establishes and implements policies and
procedures for the department/program operations. Reviews
department performance, affects changes, as needed, to improve
services provided and ensure compliance with both hospital
guidelines and regulatory requirements, and keeps administration
informed of departmental/program activities, needs, and problems.
Introduces and demonstrates new procedures, programs, and equipment
to the staff. Plans and conducts meetings and discussions with both
administrations and staff to encourage participation in formulating
departmental/program policies, promote initiative, solve problems,
and to interpret new regulations and procedures. Oversees the
selection, training/orientation, and assignment of the staff.
Develops standards of performance and monitors and supervises
staff; evaluates performances and initiates or makes
recommendations for personnel actions, such as promotions, salary
increases, and disciplinary action. Develops and recommends
department operating budget and ensures that the department
operates within allocated funds. Applies cost-effective measures to
select and purchase equipment and supplies. Is responsible for the
department's operational excellence and ensures that the department
delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies,
procedures, and professional standards. Is responsible for the
fiscal management of the department and ensures the proper
utilization of organization's financial resources. Effectively
communicates departmental, organizational, and professional
information to staff. Attains all agreed to goals and objectives
within specified time frames, as part of the organization's overall
mission. Attends all required safety training programs and can
describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety,
departmental/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
Trains staff in the same. Follows the hospital exposure control
plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens. Directs and oversees all
(POC) point of care laboratory testing in the facility. Oversees,
directs, and manages all laboratory functions within the facility.
Assists in all aspects of laboratory testing as required by daily
workload. Maintains instrument interfaces in the laboratory
Maintains database for the general laboratory. Builds and maintains
database for the reference laboratory tests. Builds and maintains
control interfaces. Supervises and manages all test results in the
laboratory by daily review of quality control and patient test
results. Maintains and troubleshoots all instrumentation and
procedures in the effort to maintain an efficient workflow.
Establishes, updates, and maintains laboratory procedure and policy
manuals. Maintains and orders, as needed, inventory and supplies to
efficiently operate the laboratory. Has direct responsibility for
the evaluation and procurement of all laboratory equipment.
Schedules work assignments and plans work schedules of employees to
maintain consistent and adequate coverage of the laboratory.
Functions in the role of supervisor, staff scientist, or
phlebotomist, as needed, to effectively maintain workflow in the
laboratory. Develop and maintain a new employee orientation plan
and procedure for the department. Develop and maintain a plan and
procedure for new employee training in the department.