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Position Overview:  
Responsible for Managing the Day to Day Laboratory Operations and running a Highly Efficient and Safe Laboratory.  Supervise all technical processing platforms of the Laboratory, to ensure and maintain high Quality and timely Laboratory Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

– Assist with overseeing Laboratory staff and all technical operations of the laboratory to ensure efficient and uninterrupted lab operations.
– Ensure accountability, safety, integrity and validity of lab results.
– Oversee and manage day to day lab operations and related issues.
– Ensure the lab and its technical staff provide the highest quality of care keeping in compliance with CAP, CLIA, and federal, state and local requirements.
– Participate is strategic planning of lab services.
– Oversee and develop laboratory practice standards and quality improvement initiatives.
– Collaborate with staff on projects from inception through Laboratory Investigation to Clinical Interpretation
– Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with all members to identify and resolve problems/issues.
– Plans, designs and implements installation of new or improved laboratory techniques.
– Reviews quality control data, recognizes and resolves problems as well as prepares or directs preparation of various qualitative and quantitative reports and records.
– Effectively investigate any issues or errors and implement corrective actions as needed.
– Develop, implement and monitor laboratory policies and procedures throughout the laboratory.
– Oversee the laboratory’s training programs to include competency assessment program, safety program, hazardous waste management, chemical hygiene plan, and injury prevention program.
– Develop and run financial and operational reports to track and ensure adherence to budgetary, productivity and benchmarking standards.
– Develop and implement plans for growth, additional lab services and/or reorganization of Laboratory operations, budgets and asset allocations to enhance productivity, cost-effectiveness, and quality.
– Accessible and responsive to the laboratory staff and management for Consultations and resolving operational issues in a timely manner.
– Emphasize team accountability to company standards of patient deliverables, financial performance, customer service, and use of company services
– Establish positive relationships with stakeholders and other vendors at the Senior Management level
– Promote a positive work environment, strong employee morale, and maintain low employee turn over
– Perform other lab related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

– Minimum of bachelor’s degree in medical technology, Biological Science, Chemical Science or Physical Science

– Bachelor’s degree(s) in Molecular Biology, Molecular genetics, or related field preferred  
– Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in high complexity testing.
– Minimum four (4) years of progressive leadership experience in high complexity laboratory setting.

– Must have the education and experience equivalent to the guidelines mandated by CLIA/CLIS and NYS requirements for General Supervisor.
– Molecular biology laboratory experience, including aseptic techniques, isolating and handling DNA, PCR, automation instruments, and routine tasks.
– Knowledge of biosafety and chemical safety guidelines and the ability to enforce compliance to those guidelines
– Leadership – Must possess excellent work ethic, sense of ownership and drive for excellence.
– Reasoning ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
– Must be detail oriented and well-organized.
– Computer skills – Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and have the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new laboratory information system and other systems or technology.
– Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
– Critical thinking with effective problem-solving skills.
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; manage and execute multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
– Professional appearance and demeanor with strong interpersonal skills to motivate and lead the lab team.

Competencies:

Customer Service:
Shows interest in, anticipates, and responds timely to customer needs. Focuses on the customer’s business results, rather than own. Goes beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement complete solutions. Delivers products and services when and where the customer needs them. Explores options when unable to deliver a requested product or service and pursues solutions until the customer is satisfied. Provides to customers status reports and progress updates. Seeks customer feedback and ensures needs have been fully met. Seeks ways to improve service delivery. Assesses the organization and its services from the customer’s point of view. Emphasizes a team approach to providing great customer service. Recognizes adverse customer reactions and develops better alternatives.

Impact and Influence:
Works effectively with and through others including those whom there is no formal authority over. Influences others to act in support of ideas, programs or causes. Encourages others to be excited and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives.

Project Management:
Identifies work plans. Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost, and quality. Ability to understand and apply established policies and procedures, corporate tools and technical requirements to the project.

Communication:
Communicates well, both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.

 

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Travel:
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
 

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has more than 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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