American Addiction Centers Medical Laboratory Manager in Slidell, Louisiana

Job Summary:

A Medical Laboratory Manager is responsible for managing a medical laboratory, including supervision of laboratory staff. This position receives assignments in terms of broad goals and is given considerable latitude for decision-making and establishing priorities in managing the laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Manager is responsible for supervising the various tests, results, software systems, & quality control for the lab, as well as supervising staff, primarily Medical Technologists. This exempt level position requires a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and licensure as a Medical Technology Supervisor within the State of Louisiana. Managing Processes, Presenting Technical Information, Management Proficiency, Equipment Maintenance, Training, Analyzing Information , Informing Others, Quality Focus, Clinical Lab Testing, Lab Environment, Technical Understanding.

Report To: Laboratory Supervisor, Louisiana – Townsend Treatment Centers and Sagenex Diagnostics Laboratory

Job Duties:

  • Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the State/Federal and public health department.

  • Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.

  • Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustment.

  • Maintains quality results by participating in quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records.

  • Maintains medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.

  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.

  • Maintains medical laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

  • Maintains medical laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Prepares physicians, nurses, patients, and students by teaching analytical theory, testing methodology, and the role of tested components in human physiology and medical practice.

  • Complies with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs; monitoring outcomes.

  • Resolves problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; attending committee meetings.

  • Bills for services by completing requests for service; monitoring billed units; providing the billing office with service codes.

  • Provides administrative support by acting as manager on call.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Laboratory Manager Skills and Qualifications: Managing Processes, Presenting Technical Information, Management Proficiency, Equipment Maintenance, Training , Analyzing Information, Informing Others, Quality Focus, Clinical Lab Testing, Lab Environment, Technical Understanding.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology

  • Licensure as a Medical Technology Supervisor within the State of Louisiana

  • 2 years of lab management experience required (5 or more preferred)

Job ID: 2017-1068

External Company Name: American Addiction Centers

External Company URL: http://contactaac.com

Street: 3042 Gause Blvd East