Lab Services Manager

San Antonio, TX 78240

Posted: 02/15/2019 Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 23497
Overview:
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of multiple laboratory facilities.
  • Ensures smooth running, efficient laboratories providing accurate, timely patient results.
  • Ensures awareness of and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding testing and safety.
  • Develops and monitors all testing.
  • Assures quality patient care is maintained through quality laboratory testing and results.
  • Responsible for the structure, organization, daily, and long term operations of the laboratories.
  • Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Responsibilities:
 
  • Directs the performance of multiple laboratories through scheduling, work prioritization and supervision.
  • Oversees all facets of laboratory testing and functions.
  • Acts as working technical supervisor for the laboratory.
  • Performs routine tests as required and develops knowledge of more complex tests to perform as needed.
  • Supervises laboratory personnel.
  • Evaluates qualifications of potential employees; interviews and hires; monitors and evaluates competency and performance of all personnel on an ongoing basis.
  • Trains or assigns training of lab personnel.
  • Provides for continuing education program and monitors employee participation.
  • Schedules laboratory personnel.
  • Establishes and monitors quality assurance, quality control, proficiency testing and routine maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for overall testing performance. Selects, evaluates, develops, and validates all test methods. Writes new test procedures and maintains a current procedure manual.
  • Establishes a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed and establishes the parameter for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensures that these levels are maintained throughout the testing process.
  • Reviews patient test results, quality control, proficiency testing and maintenance records.
  • Exercises professional judgment while ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
  • Resolves technical problems and ensures remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory' s established performance specifications.
  • Maintains awareness of and compliance with state and federal regulations regarding laboratory operations and licensing.
  • Maintains awareness of and compliance with state and federal OSHA regulations and other safety regulations. Enforces safety standards. Maintains employee health records when mandated.
  • Orders supplies and equipment. Evaluates new equipment and reagents for technical suitability and cost effectiveness. Performs cost analysis on major equipment purchases.
  • Analyzes true cost of providing individual tests and other laboratory services. Recommends pricing of tests and other services based on this analysis.
  • Monitors and evaluates laboratory testing reimbursement.
  • Interfaces with laboratory vendors and contractors to develop working relationships and cost effective pricing.
  • Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.-Performs laboratory budgeting and cost analysis.
  • Assists in budgeting, cost analysis, marketing, and managed care contracts for the practice.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of applicable labor laws.
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (i.e. nursing, clerical) to ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient operation.
  • Participates in practice strategic planning. Participates in practice committees as required.
  • Acts as a resource for laboratory related information to other disciplines.
  • Maintains laboratory-specific personnel file.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Medical Technology or related science field.
  • Minimum seven years experience in laboratory testing, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity.
  • ASCP or equivalent certification required.
  • Current state licensure as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment.
  • Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires legible handwriting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work is performed in an office environment and requires significant interaction with management, staff and external auditors and clients.
  • Work will require frequent travel by air or automobile.
For more information on this position, please contact our office at 877-782-3334.

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