Laboratory Manager - Specimen Processing

University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago

This manager will oversee Processing and Reference Laboratory.

Specimen Processing is one of the first critical pre-analytical steps in laboratory medicine. Here patient samples are checked for proper identification, specimen integrity, and accessioned into laboratory computer system. Specimens are sorted and distributed to the appropriate testing areas. In addition to the trained personnel that handles specimens, our laboratory has an automated system for specimen handling. This system helps us to enhance our turnaround time performance by moving specimens as needed to centrifuges and then onto an automated delivery track. The laboratory operates 24/7. Specimen processing staff also processes, packs and ships a large volume of specimens that are sent to reference laboratories.

The Call Center for Specimen Processing answers all incoming calls inquiring about the status of tests performed in the Core Laboratory along with specimen collection requirements for tests performed in the Division. In addition, the Call Center reports critical value, vital and nursing calls to health care providers on results related to Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology testing.

Demonstrates the job knowledge and proficiency to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality, efficiency and appropriateness of testing, personnel practices, continuing ed and reg compliance issues

  • Intricately involved in the development of strategies, policies and goals which assures the success of team efforts.

  • Demonstrates cooperation by working harmoniously with co-workers, throughout the division and institution and initiates and maintains collaborative efforts with others in the institution.

  • Demonstrates the ability to create cohesive and productive work groups, organized around clearly delineated roles, purposes and goals. Motivates the group to monitor and modify its performance

  • Assures the success of projects and other activities.

  • Demonstrates dependable attendance and punctuality in accordance with division's policy while maintaining a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the job

  • Establishes, monitors and reviews quality control procedures, turn-around-time technical and administrative policies recommending corrective action when required while assuring compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Identifies, evaluates and monitors quality improvement monitors. Complies and reports quality improvement data in a format which facilitates review by division CQI committee.

  • Effectively evaluates applicants after conducting in-depth and incisive interviews.

  • Orients and evaluates performance of employees based on standardized methods that adhere to regulatory

and institutional guidelines.

Assesses Budgetary activities and develops productivity levels sufficient to meet time constraints established for procedures. Develop, monitor and adhere to financial plans focusing on cost benefits

  • Accurately predicts or projects expense levels for section's budgetary guidelines.

  • Monitors the finances of the section through budget review of various institutional financial activity reports, responding to significant changes/variances as necessary

  • Demonstrates innovative expertise in reducing expenses in regard to both personnel and material resource management

  • Maintains an adequate knowledge of purchasing systems, policies and procedures; negotiates optimal vendor contracts

  • Promotes and facilitates sectional and inter-sectional crosstraining of employees to increase operational efficiency and broaden technical competency

Administers, implements, coordinates and develops human and material resources into dynamic organizational teams to achieve productivity goals and objectives of the Division and Section

  • Establishes and develops recruitment, hiring and retention practices and policies which assure appropriate staffing

  • Demonstrates innovative expertise in reducing expenses in regard to both personnel and material resource management

  • Maintains an adequate knowledge of purchasing systems, policies and procedures; negotiates optimal vendor contracts

  • Promotes and facilitates sectional and inter-sectional crosstraining of employees to increase operational efficiency and broaden technical competency

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Molecular Genetic Technology or a related science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology). Seven years experience in an allied health care or basic science field to include two years in a supervisory capacity. One of the following: Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Clinical Laboratory Specialist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Cytogenetics Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Histocompatability Technologist by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics or other certification in a specialized field relevant to the laboratory assigned. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 131515

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 80,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 109,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 138,000

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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Laboratory Manager - Specimen Processing

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