ROLE: Maintains the general operation of the laboratory with the main emphasis to assure accurate and timely test results.
SUPERVISION: Reports directly to the Clinic Administrator
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Frequent standing and walking for extended periods of time. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires visual acuity and normal color perception. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens and to work in an environment which can be congested with equipment and personnel. Use of tools to do minor repairs and service to instrumentation.
- Manages laboratory services in accordance with clinic and governmental standards.
- Develops departmental goals and objectives.
- Establishes and implements laboratory policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for improvement.
- Ensures accurate and appropriate completion of laboratory tests.
- Monitors costs. Reviews rates and procedural codes. Performs cost analysis on equipment, leases and rental agreements. Coordinates ordering the necessary supplies for the lab and monitoring receiving of supplies and the billing.
- Supervises the processing, billing and charging of all laboratory tests.
- Selects and trains/orients departmental personnel. Responsible for work assignment and daily operations.
- Reviews departmental performance and ensures compliance with accreditation, legal and other regulatory requirements. Recommends changes in work methods.
- Collects data, prepares reports, answers correspondence, and complies statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes.
- Addresses complaints regarding laboratory function.
- Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
- Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Performs related work as required.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of clinical laboratory procedures and practices to evaluate department and recommend improvement. Knowledge of laboratory standards to monitor and evaluate work of technologists. Knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to perform quality control checks and to determine needs and evaluate equipment for purchase. Knowledge of medical terminology to interact with medical staff regarding laboratory procedures and results. Knowledge of safety requirements to provide instructions and to recognize and correct hazardous conditions. Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests. Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations. Skill in writing reports and preparing correspondence. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. Skill in providing guidance and instruction to staff. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Skill in identifying and resolving problems. Ability to evaluate utilization statistics and other data and make program recommendations. Ability to determine budget needs and maintain expenditures within budget. Ability to communicate clearly.
- Certification as a Medical Technologists
- Board Certification from one of the following:
•ASCP – American Society of Clinical Pathology
• AMT – American Medical Technologists
Daytime hours, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.