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Regional Laboratory Unit Manager

Primary Location Berkeley, California Job Number 1043644 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Directs and manages the day-to-day operations of their specific area of responsibility which includes all personnel activities, technical oversight, general workflow and budget. Ensures compliance with federal state and local requirements.

Essential Functions:

- Recruits, hires, trains, and ensures competency of staff. 

- Motivates and encourages professional growth.

- Controls costs by monitoring personnel utilization, material usage rates, analyzing fluctuations in types and volumes of tests, and implementing corrective action.

- Implements departmental Total Quality Management.

- Participates in the design and evolution of Regional Laboratory and Northern California Region integrated laboratory quality system. 

- Ensures compliance/ regulatory and accreditation agencies' rules and regulations. 

- Implements effective risk control process.

- Leads in the research of new and/or improved test methodologies or other laboratory processes.

- Researches/resolves client problems/issues. 

- Oversees and coordinates startup, implementation and maintenance activities resulting from new services or transfer of services.

- Participates in department, inter-department, inter-facility and inter-regional projects which help the Regional Laboratory achieve its goal of providing quality service and client support in a cost effective manner.

- Develops transition plan and timelines for new services/tests, outreach programs or transfer of work, and monitors milestones to achieve service expectations.

- Coordinates internal resources to support new services.

- Serves as primary liaison to RILIS/ITS for ongoing and new issues.

- Develops needs analysis as appropriate.

- Coordinates the integration of secondary laboratory information systems with RILIS.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum five (5) years of experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory, cytology, histology, or anatomic pathology department required.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in a supervisory/managerial position required.
- Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field required OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist or limited specialty license required or ASCP certification per unit as appropriate.
Additional Requirements:
- Knowledge of federal, state, local, and accreditation agency regulations.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree preferred.

Primary Location: California,Berkeley,Berkeley Regional Lab - 1750 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 06:00 PM Working Hours End: 02:30 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Department: Berkeley Regional Lab - 1701 - Pathology/Lab-Regional Lab - 0206 Pay Range: $127200 - $164560 / year Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.