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Manager Operations Area Laboratory

Location: Riverside, CA Job Number: 678657 Date posted: 03/07/2018
Description: 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:
    Experience
  • 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.

    Notes:
  • This is a brief overview of the position but not all inclusive of the responsibilities:
  • Work with a team of 9 managers including the Director in the Riverside Service Area.
  • Oversee at least 1-2 technical depts at Riverside Med Center.
  • Oversee direct report staff as assigned. Perform staff rounding, annual competency for depts overseeing to meet CLIA requirements, CAP proficiency testing, CAP accreditation every 2 years, oversee new employee orientation as well at the 6 mo and 12 mo for your technical depts, and annual evaluations of direct reports.
  • Assist with CLS and MLT scheduling and payroll.
  • Rotating as the manager on call every 6-7 weeks.
  • Work on Saturday day shift for the week that you are on call with an alternate day off.



    Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Working Hours Start: 9:30 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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