The Laboratory Manager functions as the managing technologist, under the guidance of the Laboratory Director, and is responsible for being part of a multi-disciplinary team in the planning, development, and implementation of objectives for the Pathology Laboratory. The Laboratory Manager is responsible for coordinating all technical and logistical functions to ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results for all laboratory samples within established time-frames. The Laboratory Manager functions within the scope of practice regulated by state and national government as well as various accrediting agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works as a bench technologist approximately 50% of the time, processing microbiology, histology, urine cytology and urine FISH patient samples.
Reviews and integrates patient history with diagnostic results.
Performs and documents all quality controls with corrective actions.
Performs and documents preventative maintenance procedures.
Operates and maintains laboratory diagnostic equipment and ensures equipment is functioning properly.
Enters patient data into laboratory interface system (LIS) for integration into the electronic medical record and retrieves data from the system.
Interprets complex data and communicates it effectively to providers and staff.
Disposes and documents the use of hazardous waste appropriately.
Organizes laboratory area including general cleaning and upkeep.
Performs all safety inspections and ensures laboratory safety standard adherence.
Ensures all regulatory requirements are met.
Ensures all specimens are processed in a timely manner and rotated among staff.
Contributes to the establishment of a highly professional department to provide exceptional quality service.
Oversees quality assurance program; ensures compliance with quality control standards and safety guidelines.
Handles and coordinates the resolution of complex issues, including root cause analysis of laboratory errors, troubleshooting LIS issues, and implementation of new initiatives.
Participates in the hiring, disciplinary action, and performance management of lab staff.
Ensures that employee competencies are maintained annually.
Collaborates with Senior Management to improve operational efficiency; develops and implements recommendations to improve operations and optimize customer service.
Addresses systems issues; troubleshoots problems and/or arranges for technical service.
Maintains departmental supplies and inventories to ensure operational efficiency.
Assesses the need for additional equipment, services and/or staff.
Assists in preparation of analytical reports to effectively communicate departmental performance.
Writes and/or updates laboratory policies and SOPs, as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
NYS Medical Technologist license required.
Minimum of 6 years of experience as a Medical Technologist.
Previous leadership experience in a NYS certified lab preferred.
Previous experience with histology and microbiology processes preferred.
Previous experience with Novopath LIS recommended.
Excellent attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
Ability to effectively problem solve technical issues with LIS.
Ability to operationalize new initiatives.
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About Premier Medical Group
We provide patients with in-depth and compassionate care to treat the whole you in the fields of urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, podiatry, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine including pulmonology, endocrinology, nephrology, and family practice. Premier now offers distinctive care dedicated to female pelvic and sexual health disorders within our Women’s Center.