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Laboratory Manager

Spalding Medical Center • Griffin, Georgia • Shift • Full Time • JR-3625

Job Summary:

Oversees all daily functions of the laboratory /phlebotomy, including: staffing, problem resolution, operational parameters, customer service, supplies, training/orientation of staff, and adherence to all regulatory requirements (CAP, CLIA, TJC, FDA and OSHA). At some facilities the manager has complete oversight of the Laboratory. At other facilities the manager has oversight of their assigned areas within the Laboratory. At these facilities, in the absence of the Laboratory Director, the Manager may then have oversight of the Laboratory. Please refer to the Core Skills/Competencies and additional Hospital-Wide Skills/Expectations sections of this document for additional information regarding the requirements of this position.

Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Management Functions - Gives clear concise directions (oral and written) to laboratory staff. - Establishes the monthly work schedule and on-call schedule with sufficient lead time. - Monitor’s staff performance daily and intervenes promptly when needed. - Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills. - Monitor materials resources and supplies - Maintains accurate timekeeping for the department utilizing Kronos. - Monitors Overtime for the department and seeks solutions to maintaining staffing budgets. - Arranges coverage for time off requests for staff. - Attends committee meetings as assigned. - Monitors labor on a daily basis to ensure meeting productivity goals. - Is responsible for or participates in the development of the annual operating and capital budgets for either the lab as a whole or the assigned department. - Is responsible for the management of invoice resolution and payment. Orientation / Education / Competencies - Establishes orientation schedule for new employees. - Monitors progress of orientees. - Maintains employee education files. - Monitor’s staff competency/education completion rate and initiates action if needed. - Initiates / develops training sessions, as needed. - Attends / completes all required education on time. - Ensures all orientation paperwork is completed prior to employee beginning work. Quality/Compliance - Reviews general laboratory procedure manuals once every two years. - Makes policy revisions promptly. - Ensures general laboratory meets all requirements for accreditation (CAP, AABB, CLIA, TJC, and OSHA). - Coordinates proficiency testing. - Demonstrates working knowledge of laboratory compliance program. - Successful completion of annual compliance competency. Performance Improvement - Demonstrates working knowledge of hospital and laboratory performance improvement (PI) plan. - Assists in the identification and resolution of PI issues. - Documents deviations from standard operating procedures on the PI logs. - Any other duties as assigned. Trust / Engagement (Mandatory Content) - Builds a culture of trust and engagement as reflected in the Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey at a direct report, workgroup and hospital/entity level. - Holds leaders accountable for behaviors that create trust and engagement. - Performs all duties and responsibilities of this position in a manner that reflects the values of WellStar. - Maintains and strengthens relationships with physicians and assures their involvement in developing systems to assure the growth of the service and the cost-effective delivery of quality patient care in a manner that fosters patient and employee satisfaction. Results Oriented Leadership (Mandatory Content) - Sets challenging and productive goals for team. - Holds team accountable for actions while providing leadership and motivation. - Provides resources and support, - Uses checkpoints and data to track progress, setting up system and processes to measure results. Collaboration and Partnership (Mandatory Content) - Works collaboratively and as a team member with hospital leadership. Partners with Human Resources to achieve desired organizational culture, staffing and workforce metrics. - Fosters positive working relationships between staff and physicians across the Health System. - Fosters a culture that focuses on patient satisfaction, safety, customer service, staff participation, collaboration, motivation, and effective communication.

Required Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree Required

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s):

Med Tech ASCP Certification 1.00 Required Med Technologist (AMT) 1.00 Required Med Technologist (AAB) 1.00 Required Med Lab Scientist (ASCP) 1.00 Required Med Lab Technician (ASCP) 1.00 Required

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

Required Minimum Experience:

Minimum 8 years laboratory experience with a minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory position Required

Required Minimum Skills:

Must possess the ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), establish and accomplish objectives, function independently and under pressure, organize work to prevent delays, demonstrate critical thinking skills, and promote collaborative problem-solving both within the department and hospital-wide. Must have a working knowledge of laboratory concepts and applications, and all laboratory regulatory requirements. Must be able to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced work environment. Must have the ability to prioritize appropriately. Must be detail oriented and have the capacity to effectively multitask throughout the work shift. Must have excellent communication skills and the capacity to interact professionally with a variety of “customers”, including but not limited to patients, families, co-workers, volunteers, and physicians throughout the work shift. Must possess the ability to function independently, yet productively as a cooperative team member with various work teams associated with the position. Must be compliant, with a willingness to follow all Hospital policies as well as the established practices, protocols and procedures of the position, department and applicable professional standards.

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