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Beaumont Health Mgr Laboratory in Wayne, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:


Responsible for all daily operations including equipment, policies/procedures, quality, safety, personnel, and financial activities in accordance with all regulatory/accrediting agencies' requirements, and corporate/laboratory standards of operations. Reports to the pathologist and operations director of assigned department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Operations: Plans, organizes, maintains and controls the technical and clerical operations of department including operations/workflows of automated and non-automated equipment, specimen processing, turn-around time and resulting; oversees new test development and implementation. Maintains consistent communication with assigned Operations Director and Pathologist.

  2. Financial: Establishes department operating budget; maintains operational budgets within budget plan.

  3. Quality: In compliance with various regulatory and accrediting agencies, maintains quality control review and records of all equipment; creates, monitors and reports on quality assurance metrics; reports and follows through on RL Solutions; continually strives for quality improvements within the department.

  4. Supervision of laboratory personnel: Interviews and selects new staff; responsible for orientation, training, continued competency of all staff; staffing schedule, performance evaluations; provides resources and environment for development and continuing education. Holds staff meetings; maintains open communication with direct reports. Identifies and reports recommendations for staffing needs with the development of departmental objectives including costs/benefits, resources, and potential changes in responsibilities and/or staff re-scheduling; implements latter as approved; recommends salary adjustments of direct subordinates.

  5. Policies and procedures: Formulation, implementation and maintenance of operational and technical methodology policies and procedures to meet quality standards for patient and clinical services, to satisfy all related corporate and laboratory regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements, and to meet patient and employee safety standards.

  6. Technical resource of the area: Able to perform, discuss and consult on his/her operational and technical procedures and activities; prepares/presents proposals, summary reports for upper management as requested. Attends committee meetings as required/requested. Maintains/ participates in continuing education.

  • Point-of-Care: Oversees the training and competency of point-of-care operators throughout the hospital and maintains database of authorized personnel.
  • Quality: Manages improvement activities through data reports/metrics from quality team, oversees accreditation activities, and provides QA recommendations.
  • Send-Outs: Manages reference laboratory testing information and results.
  1. Manages the human resources of the department to ensure the quality of work and achievement of department goals. Councils and disciplines staff to ensure quality of work and adherence to Hospital Policies and Procedures in compliance with all Federal and State regulations and contractual agreements.

  2. Assists on special projects as assigned by upper management. Also assists on bench when needed.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Histotechnology or related science (i.e., Biochemistry, Microbiology) required.

B. Work Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years' experience preferred in the laboratory discipline being applied for.

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

Certification per policy in appropriate discipline required. Specialty certification in appropriate discipline preferred.

? ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP) Effective October 23, 2009 (see Notes below)

? ASCP Medical Technologist - MT(ASCP) Prior to October 2009

? ASCP International Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP^(i)) Effective January 1, 2015. (Note the superscript "i").

? ASCP Technologist (categorical) certification - BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), I(ASCP), M(ASCP) or MB(ASCP)

? AMT Medical Technologist - MT(AMT) After 2010

? ASCP Cytotechnologist – CT(ASCP)CM

? ASCP Histotechnologist – HLT(ASCP)CM

? ASCP Specialist in Cytogenetics, CG(ASCP)CM

? NCA Clinical Laboratory Scientist - CLS(NCA) Prior to October 2009. No longer administered-see Notes 2-4.

? NCA categorical certification – Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology, Immunohematology, or Microbiology Prior to October, 2009. No longer administered-see Notes 2-4.

? CGFNS/ICHP VisaScreen Credential Assessment equivalent to a Medical Technologist**

? Other certification as determined by laboratory department manager or laboratory administration.

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