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LABORATORY MANAGER - LAB
Reports To: Director of Emergency and Ancillary Services

Employee Type: EXEMPT X NON-EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Laboratory Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and personnel in the Laboratory. This individual ensures compliance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal regulatory requirements and that services provided are of the best quality. The Laboratory Manager actively collaborates with the leadership team to meet the organization and community’s needs. In addition to managerial duties, the Laboratory Manager also actively participates in processing, analyzing, and reporting of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests performed in the Clinical Laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities. MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry
2. California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license required
3. Minimum of one year of managerial experience in the clinical laboratory of an acute care hospital preferred

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Competencies:

1. Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours
2. Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively
3. Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
4. A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff
5. Organizational ability and time management
6. Produces deliverable products on time, within budget and with minimal direction
7. Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained
8. Maintains an organized set of records for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job
9. Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include payroll, personnel information, and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties
10. Other duties as assigned

Specific Competencies:

1. Manages and directs the department’s administrative and financial functions
2. Helps prepare and is accountable for departmental operating and capital budget
3. Responsible for administrative direction: interviewing, hiring, orienting, in-services, performance evaluations, and termination of employment in collaboration with Human Resources
4. Evaluates personnel in accordance with performance standards in phlebotomy, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, hematology, serology, and blood bank
5. Schedules, supervises and coordinates the activities of personnel, ensuring that work meets established quality standards, regulations and is delivered on-time
6. Addresses complaints regarding Clinical Laboratory functions and works with supervisors to resolve the complaints
7. Coordinates improvements in Clinical Laboratory reporting systems
8. Maintains/develops hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
9. Maintains the department’s continuous quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control and compliance
10. Coordinate equipment acquisition and/or maintenance requirements
11. Maintain adequate reagents, inventory and supplies and ensure proper utilization of consumables with minimum waste
12. Responsible for the preparation of reports and other statistical data as requested
13. Establishes and monitors criteria for the immediate notification of the practitioner responsible for the patient when critical limits of specified test results are exceeded; implements corrective actions as required
14. Is accessible to Clinical Laboratory Staff for consultation as needed
15. Maintains contact with physicians to solicit appropriate input; identified problems are addressed in a timely manner
16. Responsible for performing all functions of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist as needed to facilitate delivery of services

Professional Requirements:

1. Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional
2. Completes education requirements
3. Maintains regulatory requirements
4. Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process
5. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time
6. Attends all meetings as appropriate
7. Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties

WORKING CONDITIONS:

1. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary
2. Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary
3. Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves intermittently during working hours
2. Able to lift 20 lbs

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Mayers Memorial Hospital District
43563 Highway 299 East; PO Box 459
Fall River Mills, Ca 96028
Phone: 530-336-5511

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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.