Performs and evaluates a variety of technical procedures with precision and accuracy. Supervises and coordinates the operations of the department and administers policies and procedures to provide direction to effectively manage the laboratory services. Ensures processes and systems are efficient and cost-effective, staffing levels are appropriate and delivers quality services while meeting financial/productivity thresholds.
Remains current on regulatory, legal and corporate expectations and ensures compliance. Prepares, participates in and is responsible for department achieving accrediting reviews (JCAHO, CAP, CLIA, etc) Monitors overall supply usage and inventory levels to achieve cost containment goals and targeted
inventory turns. Oversees department maintenance/safety. Directs the training of laboratory staff and laboratory affiliated students to ensure that they are trained to deliver quality services.
Utilizes and teaches accepted procedures and techniques for processing, testing, quality control and troubleshooting with the aid of automated, semi-automated and/or manual methodologies. Ensures laboratory competency in performance and reporting of proficiency testing by maintaining and reporting appropriate documentation of data as required by accrediting agencies and hospital policy. Performs all duties of a medical technologist including the ability to function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, phlebotomy, drug screen collection. Interacts with other members of laboratory leadership to ensure services of the departments managed are effective in meeting goals, objectives and budget targets. Participates in Quality Management meetings and improvement projects.