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The Lab Manager is responsible for the overall strategic planning, organization, managing, and execution of all Laboratory functions at Gove County Medical Center. This includes directing all Laboratory operations to meet rules, regulations, and state/federal requirements.
The Lab Manager is empowered with making decisions on matters of significance and exercising independent judgement with regard to the Laboratory Department. The Lab Manager is also responsible for supervising and managing two (2) or more employees having responsibility for making decisions independently and with in concert the Human Resource Department regarding hiring, disciplining, and termination in conformity with state and federal discrimination laws.
Must possess, as a minimum, a college degree with laboratory training with licensure.
Must have, as a minimum, three (3) years experience in the laboratory.
KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE
Supervisory and personnel management experience preferred.
Ability to communicate well with patients, employees, physician’s etc.
Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with peers and employees.
Must be able to handle confidential information successfully.
Ability to work with people under all conditions.
Ability to initiate and develop new programs and policies where efficiency and improvement demand it.
Ability to handle stress.
Ability to carry out policies and procedures as outlined.
Possess a valid Driver’s License.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in high complexity testing and all areas of a Laboratory.
Eye/Hand, Eye/Foot, Hand/Foot Coordination.
Normal eyesight, with or without corrective lenses.
Normal hearing, with or without hearing aides.
Motor coordination and manual dexterity.
The ability to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel.
The ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Various lighting conditions throughout the department.
Prolonged amount of sitting, standing and walking throughout the day.
Work with people under all conditions.
Meet and talk with a wide variety of employees, visitors, and patients
Public speaking before small and large groups.
Close visual work.
Subject to long irregular hours.
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
Exposed to stress in dealing with all types of personnel related issues.
Exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.
Exposed to offensive odors or hazards of explosive gases.
Lifts and supports weights of 25 pounds or more, could be subject to strains.
Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards.
Exposed to unpleasant elements such as accidents, illnesses, and injuries.
Works under emergency situations.
Responsible for 24 hour call.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Be on site to provide direct supervision when high complexity testing is performed by any individuals qualified under CFR 493.1489 (b) (4) or review that work within 24 hours.
Ensure that test and testing systems perform to acceptable levels of performance.
Monitor test analysis and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Initiate and implement additional testing to be performed within the Laboratory as deemed appropriate.
Be reasonably accessible to testing personnel when testing is performed and provide on site, telephone or electrical consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Provide day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by testing personnel qualified under 493.1489 (Federal Register).
Take necessary action when test systems deviate from the Laboratory’s established performance characteristics and ensure that patient test results are not reported until this is done.
Have working knowledge in all phases of medical laboratory technology including chemistry, serology blood banking, hematology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, and bacteriology.
Maintain accurate patient records.
Preserve orderliness and cleanliness throughout the Laboratory.
Follow established policies and procedures when test systems are not within the Laboratory’s defined acceptable levels of performance.
Accurately document all quality assurance activities, instrumental or procedural calibrations or maintenance performed.
Follow the established procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
Effectively identify problems that may adversely affect test performance, test reporting, test results and properly correct the problem or notify the necessary personnel.
Effectively use the necessary skills for patient specimen collection, including patient preparation labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing, or preparation, transportation, and storage of specimens.
Have working knowledge of reagent stability and storage.
Maintain the care and safety of patients undergoing transportation, treatment.
Demonstrate care and use of supplies, films and equipment.
Determine most suitable anatomical posture or position and shield patient accordingly.
Show initiative in duties performed and be prompt in carrying out orders for test and procedures.
Show proficiency in all routine examinations.
Accurately obtain mandatory information such as a signed consent form, pregnancy information, iodine sensitivity, renal function, patient history, etc which may have an impact on the current examination.
Schedule patients and give instructions for patient preparation to clinics, nurses, and patients.
Assist with the training of office personnel in the areas of Quality Assurance requirements for the FDA and the Department of Health and Environment.
Assess emergency situations and work quickly and efficiently.
Ability to exercise independent judgement on matters of significance to the department.
Maturity to manage employees and engage in effective hiring, disciplining, and termination.
Ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws including HIPPA, discrimination, ADA, and ADEA.
This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
HOSPITAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Attend facility and department meetings.
Participate in fire and disaster drills.
Follow the department dress code.
Wear name badge so visible at all times while working.
Be to work on time and when scheduled.
Follow facility safety policies.
Follow infection control policies.
Follow facility confidentiality policy.
Follow facility HIPAA and Corporate Compliance policy.
Through approved workshops and in-services, improve skills and job knowledge.
Follow personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook.
Be aware of and cooperate with the mission of Gove County Medical Center.
Maintain good interpersonal relationships with personnel of other departments, public, physicians, patients/residents, and promote positive guest relations.
Demonstrate the ability and willingness to provide support to Department Managers, Supervisors, and coworkers in a team oriented manner.
Demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude through verbal and non-verbal behavior.
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to contribute an effort to cross department boundaries to ensure quality and efficient service.
Internal Number: 00578
About Gove County Medical Center
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Gove County Medical Center will be a prominent healthcare provider in Northwest Kansas offering services which encompass the complete life cycle of our patients, residents and their loved ones.