LABORATORY MANAGER


  • Location: Juneau, AK
  • Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Job Description


Responsible for management of the SEARHC clinic laboratories, including supervision of personnel, budget administration, quality assurance and management, supply procurement and contract negotiation, selection and purchase of equipment, all administrative laboratory functions, and compliance with all regulatory agencies. Perform administrative duties for the Harvest LIS system and co-administrator of the Copia LIS system. Also performs laboratory testing at all levels clinical laboratory on an as needed basis.

The laboratory manager is responsible for assuring the lab meets all regulatory requirements set forth by CLIA, CMS, and COLA. The clinic lab manager is also responsible for assuring the lab maintains a high standard of care. The lab manager takes direction from and defers to CLIA license holder to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. The clinic laboratory manager must also be proficient in all laboratory systems and tests to cover during periods of staffing shortage.

Position is responsible for developing and monitoring the ELMC Lab budget. Budget approximation is $850,000 per year. Supervise the following lab positions at the ELMC Clinic: Clinical Lab Assistant, Medical Technologist (2), and Lab Technicians (3) as well as 2 Lab Technicians at the Haines and ARMC laboratories.

Responsibilities:
At the direction of the CLIA License holder, evaluates the quality of laboratory services personnel, and equipment. Relates laboratory services to the medical staff and patients. Assesses laboratory needs and utilization and explores sources and methods to meet that utilization. Assures compliance with all ELMC and Consortium wide policies. Assures compliance with all outside regulatory policies and agencies such as HIPAA, JC, CLIA, COLA, and OSHA. Administrator for the ELMC Harvest LIS and co-administrator of the consortium wide Copia LIS. Maintains lab policy and procedure manuals.
At the direction of the CLIA License holder, plans, implements, coordinate, reviews and assures compliance with all laboratory quality control, proficiency testing, quality assurance, safety, accreditation, and preventive maintenance programs. Troubleshoots and resolves instrument and laboratory system failures.
Performs specimen collection and lab testing in all areas of the clinical laboratory. Routinely reviews patient reports to assure accuracy.
Serves as laboratory resource for all departments. May participate in consortium wide committees and ELMC committees
Assesses and monitors operational costs and develops laboratory budget. Analyzes historical trends and data.
Coordinates recruitment, retention, and personnel actions. Develops and monitors on going continuing education for lab and nursing personnel performing waived testing. Addresses concerns of internal and external customers.
Qualifications:
Education

Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or related sciences
Experience

Two years of work experience in a clinical laboratory setting and two additional years of supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
Certification

National laboratory certification - ASCP or equivalent
Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift >50 pounds, stand, stoop, and bend over for extended periods. Position has potential exposure to biohazards on a routine basis.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge

Advanced knowledge of clinical laboratory and health care regulations
Advanced knowledge of laboratory sciences
Working knowledge of other departmental processes
Skills

Competent phlebotomy and technical skills
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Advanced computer use skills
Abilities

Advanced ability to multi task
Advanced ability for analytical thinking and troubleshooting
Advanced ability to manage personnel
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  • Regular Full-Time

SEARHC

3100 Channel Drive
Juneau, AK 99801

Opened: 1975

Phone: (907) 463-4000

Fax: (907) 463-4000

Web: https://searhc.org

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