Responsible for managing and coordinating technical activities, tests, and operational support for multiple cost centers, >70 FTEs, and broad spectrum of testing.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (CMB Lab) provides infectious diseases diagnostic services to three hospitals and a large network of outpatient clinics and urgent care sites within the Duke University Health System. The Manager is expected to provide operation leadership across all sections and activities within the CMB Lab including molecular microbiology, Total Lab Automation (TLA) and bacteriology, atypical microbiology (AFB and Mycology), serology, and Specimen Management. The Manager is expected to coordinate with faculty directors on issues which impact laboratory services. The Manager will:
-Provide direction and support to CMB Lab supervisors and analytical specialists in the development and monitoring of laboratory programs to include laboratory quality control procedures, installation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and compliance with federal regulations; develop and monitor recruitment, selection, personnel orientation and development, and performance appraisal programs and processes.
-In concurrence with Senior Management, the Manager will formulate short and long-range goals for the CMB Lab, set priorities, assign responsibilities, and establish timetables; project future needs and formulate strategies consistent with projections.
-Determine fiscal requirements and prepare an annual budget for the CMB Lab; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budget funds on a periodic basis. Prepare capital budget requests as needed.
-Prepare activity reports reflecting volume of work, procedures utilized and output results; and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
-Plan and conduct meetings with other staff to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards; represent the CMB Lab in interactions with other units and members of the healthcare team.
-Be responsible for recommending and executing various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, promotions, and disciplinary actions. Monitor attendance and automated time reports.
-Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family, and other medical personnel, as necessary.
-Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein or as directed by Senior Management.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field; advanced training, desirable.
Minimum educational or experience requirements may be modified on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) director as long as minimal CLIA requirements are met by the employee for the tasks being performed.
Seven years of laboratory experience, some of which must be of a supervisory nature. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Certification by a nationally recognized agency/board is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Thorough working knowledge of clinical laboratory environment.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Responsibility for day-to-day supervision and/or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
Formulate goals and/or recommend policy, assign objectives, and establish standards of practice.
Provide direct supervision of all high complexity testing and maintain contact with laboratory at all times either with on site presence or via pager/telecommunication.
Monitor testing to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
- Check personnel to assure competence prior to test reporting
- All aspects of Proficiency testing are properly followed, reviewed and remedial action is taken and documented following failures
- Quality assurance and Quality Control programs are established, maintained and are effective in identifying problems.
- Procedure manuals are available and have been reviewed annually by director, manager, supervisor or analytical specialist.
Responsibilities delegated from the director or technical supervisor include:
- Assure remedial action is taken and documented whenever tests systems deviate from established performance specifications
- Review and document proficiency testing and follow up on outliers. - Ensure that patient testing results are not reported until corrective action has been taken and the test system is functioning properly
- Participate in the annual evaluation, competency testing and documentation for all testing personnel
Receive, review and prepare technical reports reflecting volume of work, procedures utilized and test results; coordinate the preparation of reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate corrective action.
Assist in the annual validation of the Electronic Laboratory Manual.
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