Manager, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Lab

Aug 13, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time
This position has responsibility and accountability for coordinating, planning and maintaining the department Biochemistry and Special chemistry for the entire division of Laboratory. This position is also responsible for improving key processes, policies and procedures as they relate to regulatory compliance with all applicable agencies including, but not limited to CAP, TJC, DC DOH, New York State and CLSI for Biochemistry.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Preferred Master's Degree in related field or MBA (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
5 years of related and progressive experience in a laboratory environment (Required); 3 years supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Knowledge of laboratory licensing, accreditation and regulatory requirements.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Medical Technologist (MT) Or related Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Accreditation Program
  • Participate in the accreditation/regulatory readiness program to continually assess current performance with The Joint Commission, CAP, DC DOH, and CLSI requirements; facilitate creation of corrective action plans and implement as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of accreditation and regulatory requirements as it relates to Clinical Support Services
  • Coordinate departmental preparation for accreditation and regulatory surveys and self-inspections.

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Program Administration
  • Implement strategic plan through management of day-to-day operations of department/service area; troubleshoot operational issues and develop action plans to resolve.
  • Collaborate with Director on significant operational issues/barriers.
  • Assist Director to develop, implement and evaluate services, programs, policies and procedures, and performance standards to achieve department goals.
  • Responsible to administer programs with budgetary guidelines; with Director, evaluate current as well as new program initiatives for effectiveness, feasibility and cost.
  • Develop staffing plans/schedules to optimize productivity and ensure quality services.
  • Ensure compliance with CNMC policies and procedures, and regulatory standards.

Human Resources
  • In collaboration with Director, hire, train, develop and direct assigned staff to meet departmental objectives.
  • Provide timely coaching and performance feedback.
  • Deploy staff appropriately to meet business objectives.

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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