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Laboratory Manager (Full-time) - Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, HI

Pathology Watch

Pathology Watch

Hilo, HI, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Quality is in our DNA -- is it in yours?

You put the pro in managing a Laboratory. You are a natural leader. As a Laboratory Manager, you will assist the Pathologist and Operations Manager or designate in planning objectives and scope of the hospital/ medical center laboratory services to ensure accuracy, quality, and timeliness of services.

Join our front line of #HealthcareHeroes! Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of our communities as a leader in clinical laboratory solutions.

This opportunity is:

Location: Hilo, HI

Schedule: Full-time

Days/Hours: TBD

Base salary range: 95k to $120k D.O.E.

Annual Performance Bonus Eligible

Under the Supervision of a Pathologist and or other Senior CLH Leaders, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines. In this role, you will:

  • Manages the daily activities of the laboratory to ensure quality services are rendered in an efficient and timely manner
  • Maintains and assists with continual compliance as required by standards of accrediting or regulatory agencies
  • Develops and maintains department policy and procedure manuals. May evaluate and implement new procedures as directed
  • Establishes and monitors the standards of accuracy, precision and efficiency in performance of laboratory tests or the operation of equipment. Takes corrective action and documents results
  • Assures compliance with laboratory and hospital safety and infection control policies
  • Assures CLH Employee Guidelines and Compliance Policies are implemented and followed
  • Assists with recruiting efforts and handles and/or participates in the termination process as required
  • Monitors employee performance, completes and conducts periodic evaluations, counsels and disciplines as necessary in accordance with Guidelines.
  • Oversees or prepares employee schedules, approves timesheets, approves and monitors PTO to ensure availability to handle daily activities effectively
  • Continuously trains and updates the team on new policies/procedures and other information
  • Develops positive relationships with employees, system’s supervisors and managers, physicians and outside contacts. Promotes a team effort within the department and supports the same effort system-wide. Must have a willingness to implement new procedures and comply with new policies
  • Maintains high level of proficiency and current knowledge of trends in laboratory medicine. Provides clinical orientation on new equipment and methodology and coordinates continuing education and in-services for staff with Education Coordinator.
  • Directs the preparation of department reports as required by corporate or hospital management
  • Consults with medical, nursing and administration on regular basis to coordinate quality patient care
  • Directs age appropriate care for the patient population. Oversees clinical testing that produces laboratory results for use by the health care team in the assessment and treatment of the patient
  • Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results to evaluate the validity of current results. Reports results accordingly
  • Maintains strict HIPAA confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
  • As technical consultant, is responsible for technical and scientific oversight of the outreach lab (where applicable) and must be accessible to the lab to provide onsite, telephone, or electronic consultation. The technical consultant is responsible for (1) Selection of test methodology, (2) Verification of test procedures performed, test performance characteristics, including precision and accuracy, (3) Enrollment and participation in proficiency testing programs, (4) Establishing a QC program and establishing parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensuring that these levels are maintained, (5) Resolving technical problems, (6) Identifying training needs and assuring that each individual receives regular in-service training and education, (7) Evaluating competency of all testing personnel and assuring that staff maintain their competency
  • Monitors financial reports to meet company financial goals
  • Adheres to confidentiality, safety, compliance, and legal requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

All you need is:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology or related science from an accredited program
  • Current certification or registration as a Medical Technologist such as ASCP, NCA, HEW, AMT, or equivalent
  • Valid and current State of Hawaii license as a Medical Technologist
  • Minimum of (5) year’s clinical laboratory experience in a hospital/commercial lab setting. The Medical Director may use discretion in assignment of supervisory position to individual with less than (5) years of experience.
  • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training.
  • Strong reading, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills (Word and Excel) and knowledge in lab information systems is required.

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • 5 years of laboratory experience and minimum of two (5) years supervisory experience in a hospital/commercial lab setting.

We’ll give you:

  • Appreciation for your work
  • A feeling of satisfaction that you’ve helped people
  • Opportunity to grow in your profession
  • Free lab services for you and your dependents
  • Work-life balance, including Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Help saving for retirement, with a 401(k) plus a company match
  • A sense of belonging – we are a community!

We also want you to know:

This role will have routine access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Employees will be trained on reasonable safeguards and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, as well as abide by all applicable privacy and security standards. Employees are expected only to access PHI when it is required to fulfill job duties.

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Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP

In 2008 Clinical Labs of Hawaii became a member of Sonic Healthcare Ltd. Sonic is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 1987, Sonic Healthcare has grown to become the world’s third largest pathology/laboratory medicine company with operations in eight countries. Sonic’s success stems from the belief that a global culture of Medical Leadership leads to the delivery of outstanding medical services. Learn more about our medical leadership, values, and foundation principles below.

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.