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Division Manager Laboratory

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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The Division or System Manager is responsible for all daily operations at their originating site including equipment, policies/procedures, quality, safety, personnel, and financial activities in accordance with all regulatory/accrediting agencies' requirements, and corporate/laboratory standards of operations. The system manager also coordinates laboratory operations with respective system and site operations and medical directors for a given laboratory section.Working in conjunction with the appropriate system/site leadership implements optimized department test menus for each Beaumont Health campus, creating processes that maintain patient safety. Reports to the pathologist and operations director of assigned department.

  • Operations: Plans, organizes, maintains and controls the technical and clerical operations of department including operations/workflows of automated and non-automated equipment, specimen processing, turn-around time and resulting; oversees new test development and implementation. Maintains consistent communication with assigned Operations Director and Pathologist.

  • Financial: Establishes department operating budget; maintains operational budgets within budget plan.

  • Quality: In compliance with various regulatory and accrediting agencies, maintains quality control review and records of all equipment; creates, monitors and reports on quality assurance metrics; reports and follows through on RL Solutions; continually strives for quality improvements within the department.

  • Supervision of laboratory personnel: Interviews and selects new staff; responsible for orientation, training, continued competency of all staff; staffing schedule, performance evaluations; provides resources and environment for development and continuing education. Holds staff meetings; maintains open communication with direct reports. Identifies and reports recommendations for staffing needs with the development of departmental objectives including costs/benefits, resources, and potential changes in responsibilities and/or staff re-scheduling; implements latter as approved; recommends salary adjustments of direct subordinates.

  • Policies and procedures: Formulation, implementation and maintenance of operational and technical methodology policies and procedures to meet quality standards for patient and clinical services, to satisfy all related corporate and laboratory regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements, and to meet patient and employee safety standards.

  • Technical resource of the area: Able to perform, discuss and consult on his/her operational and technical procedures and activities; prepares/presents proposals, summary reports for upper management as requested. Attends committee meetings as required/requested. Maintains/ participates in continuing education.

  • Point-of-Care: Oversees the training and competency of point-of-care operators throughout the hospital and maintains database of authorized personnel.
  • Quality: Manages improvement activities through data reports/metrics from quality team, oversees accreditation activities, and provides QA recommendations.
  • Send-Outs: Manages reference laboratory testing information and results.

  • Manages the human resources of the department to ensure the quality of work and achievement of department goals. Councils and disciplines staff to ensure quality of work and adherence to Hospital Policies and Procedures in compliance with all Federal and State regulations and contractual agreements.

  • Assists on special projects as assigned by upper management. Also assists on bench when needed.

  • Test Menu Maintenance and Launch: Assists the medical and operations directors in new test development, validation, and equipment implementation strategies following laboratory best practice and to be in line with appropriate regulatory standards. Prior to launch ensures IT test build is appropriately validated, including identifying the CPT code for new tests/test changes, submitting the CDM built, and partnering with the billing team to ensure appropriate build and validation of billing codes and charges. Ensures appropriate communication of new test, or a change to the test, through the laboratory bulletin process. Partners with all sites to perform laboratory test directory review every other year to maintain CAP compliance.

  • Best Practice Committee: Leads the laboratory best practice committee for their section, creating a collaborative environment for all sites.

  • Standardization: Manages and drives standardization initiatives of laboratory operations, including but not limited to, drafting and maintaining corporate policies and procedures for their laboratory section.

  • Coordinates processes to allow for appropriate movement of specimens and staff between campuses.

    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Histotechnology or related science (i.e., Biochemisty, Microbiology) required.

  • Work Experience:

    • 3 - 5 years' experience preferred in the laboratory discipline being applied for.

    • Certification, Licensure, Registration:

      • Certification per policy in appropriate discipline required. Specialty certification in appropriate discipline preferred.

        • ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP) Effective October 23, 2009 (see Notes below)
        • ASCP Medical Technologist - MT(ASCP) Prior to October 2009

          • ASCP International Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCPi) Effective January 1, 2015. (Note the superscript "i").
          • ASCP Technologist (categorical) certification - BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), I(ASCP), M(ASCP) or MB(ASCP)
          • AMT Medical Technologist - MT(AMT) After 2010
          • NCA Clinical Laboratory Scientist - CLS(NCA) Prior to October 2009. No longer administered-see Notes.
          • NCA categorical certification - Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology, Immunohematology, or Microbiology
          • CGFNS/ICHP VisaScreen Credential Assessment equivalent to a Medical Technologist**
          • Other certification as determined by laboratory department manager or laboratory administration.

            (1)All certifications with ASCP and former NCA are recognized as equal and should be treated as such.
            (2)The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (BOR) and the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) formed a single certification agency for medical laboratory professionals. The agreement became effective October 23, 2009. The new agency was named the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) and the NCA became dissolved as a corporation.
            (3)Current, active ASCP and former NCA certifications were transferred to the ASCP BOC with no additional examination required. The "ASCP" suffix will be attached to all BOC certifications. Medical technologists (MT) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) are now called Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) with designation of MLS(ASCP).
            (4)Individuals certified MT(ASCP) prior to 2004 who do not participate in the Credential Maintenance.Program (CMP) will retain the credential MT(ASCP). They will not receive the "MLS" credential unless they complete the CMP program.

            • Effective 1/1/2015, U.S. and International candidates will take the same ASCP MLS certification examination.

              • Participation in ASCP BOC Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) - which promotes the continued competence of medical laboratory personnel - preferred.

                Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

                • NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
                • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
                • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
                • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
                • Relocation assistance
                • Generous retirement savings, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance

                  WORKING CONDITIONS:

                • Physical Effort:

                  • Considerable walking or standing may occur but also may have lengthy time sitting.

                  • Work Environment:

                    • Works in a clinical laboratory and works with potential hazardous reagents and infectious materials.

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                      Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

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