Manager Laboratory – Laboratory

Job Description

CHRISTUS Health

Internal Number: 19627800

Description

Summary:

Responsible for one or more lab sections (histology, microbiology, phlebotomy, etc.). Establishes goals, and schedules and coordinates laboratory administration, including purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies. Ensures that all activities are in compliance with organization goals and applicable regulations.

Located just minutes from the shores of Padre Island, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South provides surgical and medical services for our patients in south Corpus Christi. Perfectly positioned to serve the rapidly-growing south side of Corpus Christi, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South is licensed for 158 beds. South offers a full range of medical and surgical services including pediatrics, obstetrics, skilled nursing, emergency, intensive care as well as advanced diagnostic and imaging. The hospital is also home to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which enables recovering mothers to remain close to their premature or special needs babies.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all departmental and staff customer service initiatives
  • This position will be key in improving and maintaining associate morale and retention rates; decreasing turnover
  • Personnel – Responsible for the management (oversight) of all departmental associates
  • Performs decision-making processes regarding the hiring, disciplinary action, terminating of departmental associates
  • Will be responsible for overseeing associate evaluations; assuring that time and attendance is completed accurately; assisting with associate staffing/scheduling and PTO requests; will help oversee education, to ensure that all associate education is in compliance with best practice standards; will conduct timely associate communication to ensure associates are well educated
  • Capital and Operating Expense – Will work in collaboration with Administration and Finance to prepare annual capital and operational budgets
  • Will be responsible for maintaining expenses and revenue within the established fiscal year budget for all departments under directorship
  • Reviews rates and procedure codes, supervises the processing, billing and review of laboratory testing
  • Performance Improvement and Quality Management – Responsible for monitoring and/or overseeing that all QC programs; including proficiency testing, review and correction of deficiencies; responsible for continuous performance improvement; maintains total quality of service at acceptable levels
  • Responsible for management and operations within the Laboratory Service Line in collaboration with the Laboratory Medical Director and System Director of Laboratory Services
  • Assure compliance with appropriate accrediting agencies such as that CAP, AABB, CLIA, JCAHO, OSHA, etc
  • Maintains accurate statistics either manually or in the LIS to show productivity, performance indicators, quality management, etc
  • Ensures that all equipment within the Laboratory is functioning properly and ensures that all personnel is educated on proper techniques of operation; verifies that all major equipment repairs have been accomplished; in collaboration with Administration, initiates equipment service contracts
  • Directly responsible for operational policy and procedure development for all related departments under directorship
  • Provides technical expertise regarding problem solving for all related departments under directorship
  • Performs waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, when needed for all related departments under directorship
  • Serve as a laboratory representative on designated hospital committees as required i.e.: Infection Control, Blood Utilization Committee, Quality Management, Safety Committee, etc

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent laboratory training and experience meeting the requirements defined in the CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489 required
    • Minimum of 3-5 years Clinical Laboratory Experience in moderate/high complexity testing for the specific section/area of responsibility preferred
    • Minimum 2 year of Supervisory experience required
    • Must possess Certification for MLS, MLT, MT from ASCP, AMT, AAB, or HEW/HHS.
    • If certification with an expiration date is held, the certification must be maintained and kept current. 

    Work Schedule:

    Varies

    Work Type:

    Full Time

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    CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.


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