Manager - Blood Bank - Full Time
Position Objective: Leads and coordinates the short and long-term operations of designated laboratory functional area. Essential Job Duties: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital. Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair. Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Identifies and implements opportunities for cost-savings that do not negatively affect quality or efficiency. Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational and staffing adjustment. Resolves problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory managers, technical specialists, laboratory directors, physician, nurses, and other healthcare professionals; actively participating in committee meetings. Maintains quality results by actively participating in the laboratory quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records. Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress. Maintains laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results. Maintains laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Prepares physician, nurses, patients, and students by teaching analytical theory, testing methodology, and the role of tested components in human physiology and medical practice. Espouses the principals of Lean Thinking and creates a work environment that positively promotes continuous process improvement. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Nurtures a positive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. Develops and manages a departmental budget for assigned areas to concur with organizational and departmental goals. Evaluates and establishes cost for individual tests; determines most cost-effective method for performing testing; negotiates with vendors for best pricing. Maintains current knowledge of discipline-specific coding and billing to ensure charges are appropriately created and applied to patient and/or client accounts. Ensures departmental compliance with applicable regulatory agencies including checklist compliance and staff competency. Maintains a neat and organized workspace that is regulatory inspection-ready at all times. Educational/Experience Requirements: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with course work sufficient to meet the requirements of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for certification as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Histotechnologist, Cytotechnologist, or Specialist or MT (HEW). Three years of experience working in an acute care facility as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Histotechnologist, or Cytotechnologist. Preferred Experience: Five years of working in an acute care facility as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Histotechnologist, Cytotechnologist; at least two years of experience leading or supervising staff in the relevant field; and current knowledge and application of Lean Methodology principals. Required License/Certifications: MT(ASCP), MLS(ASCP), HTL(ASCP), CT(ASCP), categorical or specialist (ASCP), or MT(HEW). Preferred License / Certifications: Specialist (ASCP) Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands: There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens. Physical Demands Medium The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.