Regional Laboratory Unit Manager

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Richmond, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 245 days ago

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

Essential Functions:

  • Recruits, hires, trains, and ensures competency of staff.
  • Motivates and encourages professional growth.
  • Controls costs by monitoring personnel utilization, material usage rates, analyzing fluctuations in types and volumes of tests, and implementing corrective action.
  • Implements departmental Total Quality Management.
  • Participates in the design and evolution of Regional Laboratory and Northern California Region integrated laboratory quality system.
  • Ensures compliance/ regulatory and accreditation agencies' rules and regulations.
  • Implements effective risk control process.
  • Leads in the research of new and/or improved test methodologies or other laboratory processes.
  • Researches/resolves client problems/issues.
  • Oversees and coordinates startup, implementation and maintenance activities resulting from new services or transfer of services.
  • Participates in department, inter-department, inter-facility and inter-regional projects which help the Regional Laboratory achieve its goal of providing quality service and client support in a cost effective manner.
  • Develops transition plan and timelines for new services/tests, outreach programs or transfer of work, and monitors milestones to achieve service expectations.
  • Coordinates internal resources to support new services.
  • Serves as primary liaison to RILIS/ITS for ongoing and new issues.
  • Develops needs analysis as appropriate.
  • Coordinates the integration of secondary laboratory information systems with RILIS.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory, cytology, histology, or anatomic pathology department required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a supervisory/managerial position required.
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field required 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 Clinical Laboratory Scientist or limited specialty license required or ASCP certification per unit as appropriate.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local, and accreditation agency regulations.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degreepreferred.