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Manager Operations Area Laboratory

Location Fontana, California Job Number 1016324 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Directs and controls the day-to-day operations for their specific area of responsibility, which includes all personnel activities, technical oversight, general work flow and budget. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs and controls the day to day operations, 24/7, for one or more of the following areas: chemistry, hematology/coagulation, urinalysis/bacti, blood bank, point of care, general lab and/or quality control assurance.

  • Recruits, hires, train, and ensures competency of staff.

  • Motivates and encourages professional and personnel growth.

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

  • Directs and implements effective risk control processes.

  • Supports, consults, and participates with facility and regional QA programs to ensure internal and external regulatory compliance.

  • Assists in developing and monitoring section specific QA/Risk Management program.

  • Assists in monitoring quality assurance for laboratory information systems.

  • Researches/resolves client problems/issues.

  • Oversees and coordinates operational aspects within various subsections of the clinical laboratory.

  • Consults with clients to resolve service issues.

  • Recommends processes to correct problems.

  • Participates in department, inter department and inter facility projects which help the laboratory achieve its goals of providing quality service and client support in a cost effective manner.

  • Develops equipment and system needs analysis as appropriate.

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

  • Interfaces with lab manager to implement and monitor an internal and external complaint/incident program.

  • Coordinates and implements a safety program to include fire, hazardous wastes, infectious wastes, electrical, chemical.

  • Coordinates a program of continuing education in the area of safety.

  • Coordinates internal resources and monitors milestones to achieve service expectations.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a high volume clinical laboratory.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field, 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 Laboratory Scientist license.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of CLIA, Title 22, CAP, TJC, NCQA, AABB, local, state, federal regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a supervisory/managerial position preferred.

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Fontana,Fontana Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 02:00 PM Working Hours End: 10:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Department: Fontana Medical Center - New - Pathology/Lab-PermLab SysCoord - 0806 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time 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.