JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, and in collaboration with the Director of Laboratory Operations, manages and oversees the staff and technical services of the Core Laboratory at the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC); implements and monitors laboratory processes and procedures to ensure accurate and efficient laboratory testing and analysis.
Monitors and assesses laboratory processes and procedures. Plans and formulates program goals, objectives and functions. Writes standard operating procedures. Develops and evaluates efforts to improve the operation and efficiency of the laboratory. Monitors compliance with coding and billing regulations and rules. Implements strategic planning for laboratory information systems, analyzers, automation techniques and other emergent technologies. Assumes laboratory management responsibilities in absence of Director of Laboratory Operations.
Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Interviews and hires new employees. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations. Provides direction and guidance in clinical laboratory management.
Procures laboratory resources. Establishes and maintains quotas for supplies and equipment. Assists with management and oversight of equipment contracts.
Assists with developing department budget. Reviews budget reports and recommends expenditures and planning concepts. Helps to develop, manage and monitor project budgets and contracts. Completes internal and external written and oral reports professionally and in a timely manner.
Evaluates, processes, and analyzes specimens. Reviews, evaluates and verifies test results. Identifies discrepancies and reanalyzes specimens as necessary. Performs maintenance and repairs on laboratory instruments. Designs and implements maintenance schedules.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
Knowledge of clinical processes and medical terminology.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, hospital and regulatory committee rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC, and Alaska Native culture(s) and politics.
Knowledge of privacy laws and regulations.
Skill in effectively managing and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in operating laboratory equipment.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory – Five (5) years professional work experience in clinical laboratory medicine.
Supervisory – Two (2) years involving employee supervision.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Certified as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by ASCP or other recognized national agency.
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System.
Two (2) years involving employee supervision in clinical laboratory medicine.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 30 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.
May be exposed to hazardous working environment with hazardous chemicals and infectious disease.
Travels as needed within Alaska in small fixed wing aircraft.
May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.