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Laboratory Manager - Core Lab Hematology-Clinical Laboratory Science Job

Cottage Health - Laboratory Support Careers

Job Number: 18154

Facility: Pacific Diagnostic Lab

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Shift: Evenings

Schedule: FULL-TIME EXEMPT (FE)

Hours: TBD

Full Job Title: CLS Laboratory Supervisor - Core Lab Hematology

- California License as Clinical Lab Scientist


JOB PURPOSE

Laboratory Supervisor has direct responsibility for the supervision of their work area and, in this capacity, is responsible for the organization of work, supervision of employees, staff development, expense control, quality assurance, process improvement, and problem solving in the delivery of services. This will include specific administrative functions as well as operational or technical functions. The Laboratory Supervisor supports and directs the daily operation of the laboratory area assigned and guides staff in meeting customer needs consistent with Cottage Health Systems expectations. Duties will include, but not be limited to, staff scheduling, supply management, Kronos editing, QC oversight, training and competency, and staff assessment.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES / SPECIFIC JOB COMPETENCIES

This is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees will be required to perform any job, with related instruction given by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. See specific Standards of Performance.

Personnel Management: Takes a lead role in selection of exceptional applicants for employment. Works with employees to give them opportunities to expand their skills. Promotes an environment that fosters self-directed staff and assists employees to develop and contribute to the organization. Educates staff on CHS policies and consistently and fairly holds staff accountable when required. Identifies training needs and provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies. Remains timely in evaluating staff competency and submitting personnel documents such as evaluations and performance memos. Maintains laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods, and making necessary operational or staffing adjustments. Ensures patient test results are not reported if a testing exception has occurred.

Percentage of time: 50%

Leadership: Promotes an organizational focus by communicating and supporting established organizational goals. Identifies and recommends to management departmental goals that support the organizational goals that facilitate interdepartmental problem-solving and support new concepts, collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues. Maintains customer focus for both internal and external customers by serving as a role model. In conjunction with the Manager will identify new laboratory methodologies to be developed.

Percentage of time: 20%

Fiscal Management: Monitor budgets and identifies and recommends to management effective expense reduction solutions, including but not limited to new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures.

Percentage of time: 10%

Quality Management/Performance Improvement: Participates as a team member in the development of the laboratory Quality Management System. Participates in the collection and evaluation of data for performance monitors. Reviews data in a timely fashion and takes action as appropriate. Participates in the development and monitoring of training criteria so training is completed in a cohesive manner. Maintains minimal core competencies in key areas.

Percentage of time: 10%

Resource: Serves as a resource to lab staff, in resolving technical problems and ensuring remedial actions are taken whenever tests systems deviate from established specifications. Promotes and facilitates collaboration within and among departments, and provides learning and growth opportunities. May work on the bench and is aware of the working conditions and issues that may affect performance and quality.

Percentage of time: 10%

QUALIFICATIONS

All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.

LEVEL OF EDUCATION

Minimum:

BA/BS in Science

Preferred:

Master's Degree

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Minimum:

California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Preferred:

MLS (ASCP) and/or DLM (ASCP) certification

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum:

Proficient in laboratory instruments and computer systems, including ability to troubleshoot. Proven ability to meet the responsibilities of CLIA 88 technical supervisor.

Preferred:

Recent experience in relevant area within the applicable laboratory section

YEARS OF RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Minimum:

Four years of clinical laboratory experience, two of which should have been in a consultation or teaching capacity.

Preferred:

Six years recent Hospital or Core laboratory experience


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

All knowledge, skills, and abilities listed indicate the minimum level deemed necessary to perform this job proficiently.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING

Ability to provide leadership to the staff, work independently and collaboratively provide consultation on laboratory exceptions as needed.

Takes initiative and works cooperatively with the staff, laboratory director and manager in process improvement opportunities and finding effective solutions to problems as they arise.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Assumes responsibility for role in creating a collaborative work environment.

Holds self and other accountable to the Code of Conduct in a constructive manner.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to communicate, effectively, clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

Demonstrates proficiency in the English language pursuant to the CHS English Proficiency and Usage Policy

OTHER

Supports the mission, vision and values of CHS by attending a Code of Conduct class within six months of hire, if applicable.


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