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Laboratory Manager, Microbiology

Company: Sonora Quest
Location: Avondale
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Phoenix, ArizonaDepartment Name: Microbiology-BUMCPWork Shift: DayJob Category:LabAdditional Job DescriptionThis position will oversee our microbiology lab which has a very unique variety of testing available and some of the most interesting clinical microbiology in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To find out more about this lab check out us out at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/banner-university-medical-center-mega-micro-lab-amy-braun/We are seeking a passionate microbiologist who wants to help lead our clinical lab and help to ensure excellent patient diagnostic care. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits. In addition, this position may be eligible for our Management or Sales Incentive Programs as part of your Total Rewards package.POSITION SUMMARYThis position develops, directs and manages assigned laboratory department(s) to effectively meet Company objectives.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Hires, trains and conducts performance evaluations, and directs the workflow for the departmental staff. Provides for the education, development and mentoring of staff. This position is also accountable for participating in the development and implementation of departmental goals and objectives. Ensures all goals and objectives are met timely and effectively.2. Prepares and/or participates in the development of the department budget in conjunction with established goals and objectives. Ensures budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.3. Accountable for the laboratory or laboratories maintaining accreditation with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), licensing for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for patient care and nursing. Also ensures laboratory is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.May include monitoring activities impacted by Banner Health initiatives for patient care.4. Performs process management by leading and participating in task forces and councils. This includes participating in the development and implementation of processes, procedures, matrix and programs to increase operational efficiency, compliance and effectiveness, as well as ensure the delivery of quality patient and customer care by using Six Sigma and Lean.5. Serves as a resource and communication liaison by facilitating timely and accurate dissemination of information to Banner Health and LSA/SQL.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDIRECTLY REPORTINGTypically provides direct supervision to 0-2 exempt technical staff and 25 to 55 non-exempt technical staff.MATRIX OR INDIRECT REPORTINGNoneTYPE OF SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESHires, trains, conducts performance evaluations, and manages the workflow for staff. This includes initiating promotions, transfers, and performance management actions.SCOPE AND COMPLEXITYAdministrative responsibility of providing quality, timely, reliable and consistent services. Internal and external customers include laboratory staff, hospital staff, physician"s offices, patients, pathologists, medical directors, vendors, regulatory agencies and educational facilities. Confers with director to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures and guidelines including FTE"s and expense budgets. Confers with director for unusual situations.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORSRequires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking. May be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids. Needs adequate color vision. Requires significant use of computer, phone and general office equipment. Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects. Ability to communicate effectively. May require off-site travel.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor"s Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology. - Four (4) years" training and experience in high-complexity testing in the respective specialty. - Two (2) years" supervisory experience.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor"s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science. - MLS or Specialty Certification. - Workplace experience in a hospital or commercial laboratory or healthcare.DATE APPROVED 11/05/2019 About Sonora Quest

Keywords: Sonora Quest, Avondale , Laboratory Manager, Microbiology, Healthcare , Avondale, Arizona

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