At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.
CLINICAL LABORATORY MANAGER
Natividad is seeking a full-time Clinical Laboratory Manager. This is a management position responsible for the operations of the laboratory. It is distinguished from the next lower classification of Supervising Clinical Laboratory Technologist which is a supervisory classification with responsibility for overseeing the daily activities of the laboratory staff.
Example of Duties:
Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the work of the clinical laboratory staff
Develops fee schedules for laboratory diagnostic services and reviews and makes appropriate changes as needed; determines which tests will be referred to outside laboratories
Defines, implements and assesses quality control and quality assurance programs for the laboratory and assures compliance with regulations
Sets department objectives and financial performance goals; monitors staff and resource utilization on an ongoing basis; and makes adjustments in staffing to facilitate achievement of the goals and objectives
Supervises and participates in personnel management activities for the laboratory; selects and hires personnel; conducts or guides subordinate supervisors in selection interviews, hiring, motivating and training staff
Conducts or guides subordinate supervisors in performance appraisals, documenting deficiencies, developing plans for improvement and counseling employees; prepares for the preparation of disciplinary actions and grievance responses
Monitors laboratory work performance to determine staff resource utilization; reviews monthly work statistics and budget reports; establishes work performance standards and adjusts staffing levels as needed; provides for staff training and professional development
Evaluates and makes determinations on new laboratory equipment to stay abreast of new technology; assesses and selects vendors for materials and services used by the laboratory; evaluates various test methodologies for use in the laboratory
Administers the laboratory personnel and operating budget; approves or rejects recommended overtime within budget constraints; prepares and submits requests and recommendations for capital expenditures
Directs the preparation of written and computerized records, reports and correspondence concerning the operation of the department; directs the maintenance of records and files
Minimum qualifications include possession of a valid license as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services; completion of the course work leading to a Bachelor's degree with a major in clinical laboratory science or a related field, including a one-year internship in an accredited clinical laboratory OR other education and experience that is accepted by the State of California, Department of Health Services for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist; two years of supervisory experience as a licensed clinical technologist in a clinical laboratory equivalent in type and level to the Supervising Clinical Laboratory Technologist at Natividad OR three years of experience as a licensed clinical technologist in a clinical laboratory equivalent in type and level to a Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist at Natividad. A Master's in Healthcare Administration or Medical Technology OR a Diplomate in Laboratory Management is highly desired.
Candidates should have thorough knowledge of:
Principles and practices of employee supervision, development and training
Principles, practices and procedures of clinical laboratory operations, including chemistry, microbiology, hematology, serology, coagulation, immunohematology, mycology and parasitology and terminology used in the diagnosis of disease and abnormal conditions
Current procedures, materials and equipment used in routine and specialized laboratory testing
Health care practices, terminology and technology as they relate to laboratory operations
Principles and practices of quality improvement evaluation
Safety policies, procedures and practices as they relate to laboratory operations
Computer applications related to the work
Principles, practices and trends of public and business administration, including support services such as finance and budget, personnel, labor relations, planning and program evaluation
Mathematical and statistical concepts and applications
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.