The Clinical Laboratory Manager will be responsible for core lab operations in a high volume clinical reference laboratory. He/she will direct the technical day-to-day laboratory operation which includes the general technical supervision and development of laboratory managers/supervisors, assures that quality standards are being met, provides technical expertise to the laboratory and as needed, serves as the liaison to various internal and external entities. The Clinical Laboratory Manager ensures that the laboratory and the laboratory staff is in compliance with all laws and regulations that are required by CLIA, CAP, OSHA and any other applicable legislative organizations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Be a proactive leader and identify opportunities and propose improvements, efficiencies, and operational modification as it relates to the laboratory
Responsible for scientific oversight of the laboratory including review/approval of all SOP's.
Identify and understand regulatory requirements to ensure the laboratory is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations pertinent to the management of the laboratory, including applicable CLIA, CAP and other requirements and regulations for states in which the lab is licensed
General maintenance of a CLIA-certified diagnostic laboratory, including responsibilities for pre-analytic operations and technical analysis
Collaborates with management to optimize overall workflow of the Clinical Laboratory
Maintains adequate staffing and performs scheduling, planning, and monitoring of workflow based on patient load to meet established goals
Procures appropriate supplies and equipment to maximize efficiency within established budgetary and quality goals
Supports, implements, and ensures compliance with all departmental and company policies and procedures including but not limited to Quality and Safety
Oversees the training, supervision and work schedules of all Laboratory personnel
Responsible for the evaluation training, and competency of all testing personnel
Prioritizes responsibilities, anticipates problems and provides timely and appropriate solutions.
Ability to liaison with other operational areas including sales and logistics
Responsible for validating and implementing new methods and technologies
Technical responsibilities :
Verify the test procedures performed and establish the laboratory's test performance characteristics, including precision and accuracy of each test and test system
Ensure that the quality management program is maintained by following parameters for acceptable performance for the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical testing processes
Resolve all technical problems with the aid of the technical staff and ensures that remedial action is taken whenever a test deviates from the laboratory's performance standards
Ensure that all patient results are not reported until corrective actions have been taken and the systems are functioning properly
Identify training needs and ensures all training is performed as required
Required Education, Experience, and Credentials:
BSMT or BS Degree in one of the life sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.), Clinical Lab Science, or in Medical Technology
Minimum of six years of post-bachelor's degree experience as a medical technologist or equivalent within a high complexity clinical laboratory setting
Minimum of two years of previous laboratory management experience with a strong operational background in all aspects of Laboratory operations
State Licensure, where applicable (CA, FL, and NY require state licensing)
ASCP certification or equivalent is desired
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Proven experience in the areas of laboratory supervision, Laboratory Information's System (LIS) requirements and workflow needs and technical capabilities
Experience working with Quality Management including strong knowledge of all laws and regulations that are required by CLIA, CAP, OSHA and other related legislative and/or state health departments and organizations
Excellent professional communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation
Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to positively influence others
Strong leadership skills; able to support and demonstrate company mission, and perform as a team member and leader
Strong strategic, and proactive thinking skills; able to make and support decisions
Strong scientific and analytical skills
Computer proficient with multiple software programs, including MS Office Suite, and Laboratory Management Systems
BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: BRL-20-7037
About BioReference Laboratories
BioReference is the third largest full service clinical diagnostic laboratory in the U.S. providing testing and related services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, employers, governmental units and correctional institutions. We offer a comprehensive test list focusing on molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, genetics, and women’s health. Moreover, through its GeneDx subsidiary, BioReference has an international presence in more than 50 countries around the world.
Our client retention is unparalleled in the industry because we are much more than just the provider of quality diagnostics. We have grown primarily as a result of our differentiating business model which is both physician-centric – providing superior service and support – and clinically relevant – providing innovative and disruptive technology to improve patient outcomes. What makes us different from other labs is the added value we bring through personal attention and professional support and the effort we make to understand our clients’ needs. Our success comes from helping clinicians deliver premium services to the patients in their care – through a full menu of cost–consciou...s testing options and cutting edge technologies with clinically–relevant results, all in a medically and fiscally responsible manner.
In addition, BioReference has pioneered the development of business solutions for our clients, providing data and analytics to help them operate at their fullest potential.
The Laboratory services multiple markets through several specialized business units, each with its own dedicated sales team and highly-trained support personnel. These include women’s health, oncology, genetics and a lab division focused exclusively on the nation’s expanding Spanish-speaking populations.