Manager Microbiology

Winchester Hospital Burlington , MA 01803

Posted 7 months ago

About the Job

Position Summary: Under the general guidance of the Medical Director and Administrative Director, this position provides administrative and technical leadership as well as overall management for the Microbiology laboratory; this includes instrument and test selection, training, procedure review, personnel hiring, evaluation and disciplinary actions, staff development and competency assessment, budget developing and monitoring. The Manager accepts responsibility for the overall managerial and operational functions necessary to ensure fulfillment of the department mission, as well as Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's mission. The Manager works independently and demonstrates advanced technical and administrative skills in major areas of the laboratory. Coverage includes occasional weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:

Operational Functions

  • Prepare and maintain policies and procedures appropriate for the operation of this section.

  • Provide guidance and/or resolution for clinical problem solving (e.g. instrumentation, equipment, test systems, clinical correlation, backup systems, and system performance).

  • Oversee implementation of new instruments, methodologies and tests.

  • Develop workflow to achieve simplification of procedures and processes.

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including but not limited to : JCAHO, CAP, OSHA, DPH, NCCLS.

  • Maintain adequate and appropriate inventories of all supplies required to perform procedures without emergency shortages.

  • Perform duties of a medical technologist as required, with skills equal to senior technologists.

  • Meet with the Chairman and the Administrative Director periodically to review department status.

Personnel Functions

  • Schedule colleagues to meet department workload within budgetary limits.

  • Participate in employment interviews and recommend qualified candidates for vacancies.

  • Follow LHMC and departmental policies for orientating and training new colleagues.

  • Ensure all colleagues fulfill their annual mandatory requirements (competency, safety, education, etc.) and that documentation is prepared for each requirement.

  • Work with section managers to ensure optimal utilization of staff and facilitate cross training of staff.

  • Discuss disciplinary concerns with the Clinical Laboratory Administrator. Conduct counseling and disciplinary sessions with colleague when performance warrants. Prepare required documentation.

  • Prepare colleague performance appraisals to include past performance and new goals.

Fiscal Management

  • Prepare a budget annually with the Medical Director, Chairman, and Administrative Director.

  • Monitor actual expenses to budget and explain variances. Adjust operations as needed.

  • Contribute to department goal of optimization of resources and revenue enhancement

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (cont.)

Quality Control/Quality Assurance

  • Ensure accurate performance of test results by periodic review of Quality Control and taking corrective action as needed.

  • Ensure continuous quality improvement through active participation in the laboratory Quality Assurance program.

  • Value and respond to customer feedback by taking corrective action or improving sub optimal services.


  • Ensure optimal utilization of staff and space.

  • Set priorities and organize work time to meet them.

  • Improve services by working with department managers and technologists to achieve a common goal.

  • Support new ideas and changes within the department. Adapt to change and situations in a positive manner and work together to effect that change.

  • Keep all colleagues updated on current changes, memos, and miscellaneous information.

  • Accept, complete, and report on special assignments within the agreed upon time.

  • Communicate with colleagues through regularly scheduled laboratory meetings. Encourage input from members of the team.

  • Set a positive example by maintaining a productive and cooperative working atmosphere.

  • Work collaboratively to solve problems, to improve processes, and to integrate services within the department and with other departments.

  • Develop a proactive plan to meet future departmental/LHMC need

General Expectations including but are not limited to:

Personal Actions

  • Make independent judgments and decisions necessary to support the overall operation of the section..

  • Incorporate LHMC Standards of Behavior and Mission Statement into daily activities.

  • Comply with all LHMC and department specific policies.

  • Follow established safety procedures as stated in the Laboratory Safety and Infection Control Manuals.

  • Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and LHMC.

  • Establish and maintains courteous and effective interactions with patients, physicians, management, visitors and other members of the health care team through responsiveness, accuracy of information, and professionalism.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

  • Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adhere to our customer service standards.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to stay current in management and scientific knowledge by joining a related professional organization, completing 10 hrs/yr continuing education, including attending 4 lectures/workshops

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Baccalaureate degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or the National Certification Agency (NCA) for Medical Laboratory personnel or by American Medical Technologists (AMT) for Medical Laboratory personnel.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Ability for strategic thinking, decision making, leadership and organizational planning,

  • Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately report result.

  • Analytic ability to perform complex tests, interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate instruments, etc.

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to met deadlines.

  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare specimens, prepare solutions, screen specimens, and operate instrumentation and a computer.

  • Interpersonal verbal and written English language skills sufficient to exchange information with physicians and other colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications (cont.):

Experience: A minimum of ten years full-time experience with six years as a Sr. Technologist in the specialty area is required or a Masters Degree with six years of experience in the specialty area.

SHIFT: 40 hours, 1st shift

About Us

The Lahey Model of Careright care, right time, right placeis exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Software Automation And Quality Manager

Keurig Dr Pepper

Posted 2 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/12/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-10T00:00 Job Overview Keurig Brewers utilize advanced technology to provide the Perfect Cup, in every cup. Working in a systems-oriented environment, the Software Automation and Quality Lead Engineer will be involved throughout the Keurig Connected Brewer System product lifecycle and will lead the development and enhancement of test infrastructure and automation as well as the creation and execution of test plans to ensure that brewer software is functioning properly and provides the proper user experience. The Software Automation and Quality Lead Engineer will collaborate with a diverse global team to validate a scalable software system: IoT Platform, cloud services and cloud application partners, mobile application developers, data scientists, brewer design engineers, business systems analysts, customer service, quality, and IT operations. The Software Automation and Quality Manager will be part of the Connected Software Development Team reporting to the Senior Software Manager responsible for the Connected Software development for Keurig Dr Pepper systems. This role will be a blend of both leadership and hands on development and execution. You will: * Manage a team that develops, maintains and extends test automation infrastructure for all connected brewer programs * Manage a team to develop a comprehensive test strategy for embedded brewer software as well as the IoT Software Platform * Establish top-level project timelines & budgets for system QA and automation efforts * Utilize agile, iterative approaches to manage QA and automation efforts * Oversight of QA and automation efforts through mentoring and technical reviews * Provide active support for appliance production * Occasional domestic and international travel required * Document results, report and track issues with Jira, create and document test cases with XRay (or other appropriate tools) * Participate in Program development and planning activities as well as hiring and team development Requirements You will have: * Bachelor's Degree or Masters Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience required * 5 - 10 years of experience in software development or software quality including at least 2 full lifecycle development projects bringing consumer products or similar to market * Experience testing embedded products running on Embedded Linux/RTOS and/or bare metal * Experience in developing/deploying automated test infrastructure and automated tests * Experience leading or managing quality or automation teams in development and execution of test plans * Scripting skills * Excellent communication, analytical reasoning, decision making and problem-solving skills desired Bonus points for : * Experience with validating Wi-Fi, recognition, and/or smart technology * Consumer electronics / appliances experience * Project management experience * Experience with Confluence, JIRA, Xray, TensorFlow, ThreadX * Experience as a software developer * Public cloud CI/CD pipeline creation and maintenance KDPSWG #CB #IND1 Company Overview & EEO Statement Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott's® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America. Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role. Keurig Dr Pepper Burlington MA

Manager Microbiology

Winchester Hospital