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Lab Manager, Pre-Analytical

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Lab Manager – Pre-Analytical

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being responsible for technical, financial, operational, regulatory, and personnel oversight of pre-analytical functions in the Laboratory, including specimen collection and receiving and laboratory outreach.

Job/Position Specific Duties:
•Leadership Job Duties/Essential Functions for Supervisors and Above

Decides with Integrity and Justice:
•Makes fair and sound decisions by soliciting the involvement of the appropriate people
•Makes decisions which would be consistent with values and mission of Mercy.

Inspires the Team:
•Demonstrates genuine interest in the professional growth of direct reports and shows appreciation for others' diverse contributions
•Works side-by-side with direct reports
•Sets a clear vision of departmental mission, vision and goals and how they fit within Mercy

Communicates Effectively:
•Communicates creatively, frequently and concisely with all types of people
•Is approachable, demonstrates active listening skills, and follows up

Owns the Business:
•Demonstrates a stewardship of all resources and ensures decisions are financially sound and responsible
•Seeks out employees with a diverse skill set to meet the strategic goals of the department

Serves:
•Leads with humility and respects others' individual needs and talents
•Builds genuine relationships and empowers others

Drives Compassionate Accountability:
•Cites clear expectations and measures while monitoring process, progress and results
•Provides fair and consistent consequences

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions:
•Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
•Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and for performance and competency of all direct reports
•Ensures proper inventory and ordering of department supplies
•Responsible for appropriate scheduling and staffing levels
•Responsible for hiring, training, performance evaluations, and corrective action for direct reports
•Develops policies and procedures
•Evaluates and implements new equipment and technology
•Communicates effectively with staff, peers, physicians, patients, and families, including written, verbal, and listening
•Conducts staff meetings
•Monitors section performance and initiates improvement plans as needed
•Meets operating budget and productivity targets for area of responsibility
•Actively participates in Laboratory Leadership activities and other teams, committees, and councils as assigned
•Maintains and improves skills by participating in at least one continuing education activity annually
•Promotes continuing education for direct reports
•Maintains Outreach client business relationships and actively looks for growth opportunities
•Acts as a resource for laboratory medicine information to providers and others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of laboratory testing procedures
•Knowledge of regulatory requirements, including CAP, COLA, CLIA, TJC, and FDA
•Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure without sacrificing quality
•Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with interruptions
•Skill to use the laboratory information system (LIS)
•Ability to detail-oriented
•Ability to complete appropriate documentation and paperwork clearly and completely
•Knowledge of basic management principles
•Ability to coach, develop, and hold staff accountable
•Ability to maintain and grow business relationships
•Knowledge of the laboratory testing market and industry trends
•Ability to lead or facilitate teams and/or projects toward successful achievement of goals.

Professional Experience:
•Required: At least 3 years in a clinical laboratory setting, with at least one year of supervisory experience

Education:
•Required: Associate's degree in medical laboratory, biological, or chemical science or completion of a 50 week US Military medical laboratory training program
•Preferred: Bachelor's degree in medical laboratory, biological, or chemical science

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

•Strongly preferred: Certification as an MLT(ASCP) or MLT(AMT)
•Strongly preferred: Certification as an MLS(ASCP), MT(ASCP), or MT(AMT)

Physical Activity Requirements:
A. Constant = 67-100% of workday
•Sitting

B. Frequent = 34-66% of workday
•Reaching
•Standing
•Walking
•Fingering
•Talking
•Hearing
•Repetitive motion
•Grasping
•Handling

C. Occasional = 33% or less of workday
•Lifting
•Balancing
•Stooping
•Kneeling
•Crouching
•Pushing
•Pulling
•Feeling
•Climbing

D.Physical Demand Requirements
•Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Posted 06/14/17

Job ID: 23166460