Manager, Operations Area Laboratory

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Anaheim, CA

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 336 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Description: Directs and controls the day-to-day operations for their specific area of responsibility, which includes all personnel activities, technical oversight, general work flow and budget. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs and controls the day to day operations, 24/7, for one or more of the following areas: chemistry, hematology/coagulation, urinalysis/bacti, blood bank, point of care, general lab and/or quality control assurance.
  • Recruits, hires, train, and ensures competency of staff.
  • Motivates and encourages professional and personnel growth.
  • Controls costs by monitoring personnel utilization, material usage rates, analyzing fluctuations in types and volumes of tests, and implementing corrective action.
  • Directs and implements effective risk control processes.
  • Supports, consults, and participates with facility and regional QA programs to ensure internal and external regulatory compliance.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring section specific QA/Risk Management program.
  • Assists in monitoring quality assurance for laboratory information systems.
  • Researches/resolves client problems/issues.
  • Oversees and coordinates operational aspects within various subsections of the clinical laboratory.
  • Consults with clients to resolve service issues.
  • Recommends processes to correct problems.
  • Participates in department, inter department and inter facility projects which help the laboratory achieve its goals of providing quality service and client support in a cost effective manner.
  • Develops equipment and system needs analysis as appropriate.
  • Coordinates the integration of secondary laboratory information systems with RILIS.
  • Interfaces with lab manager to implement and monitor an internal and external complaint/incident program.
  • Coordinates and implements a safety program to include fire, hazardous wastes, infectious wastes, electrical, chemical.
  • Coordinates a program of continuing education in the area of safety.
  • Coordinates internal resources and monitors milestones to achieve service expectations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a high volume clinical laboratory.
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Valid current California Laboratory Scientist license.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of CLIA, Title 22, CAP, TJC, NCQA, AABB, local, state, federal regulations.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a supervisory/managerial position preferred.

  • Master's degreepreferred.

  • This position requires management of the Hospital lab and Medical Office Building labs.

  • Requires variable hours and rotational coverage of weekend call.
  • Must have recent managerial experience in the laboratory.
  • Must be able to collaborate well and communicate well with staff and managers in the laboratory as well as other departments.