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Manager Operations Area Laboratory

Location: Tustin, CA Job Number: 676263 Date posted: 03/06/2018
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:
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a high volume clinical laboratory.
  • 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.

  • This position will oversee OCI MOB Clinics personnel, regulatory, compliance and operation needs while working collaboratively with the whole OCI Lab Management Team.
  • Area of responsibility oversight which includes but not limited to technical, personnel and general workflow may change as needed depending on operation needs.
  • Weekend On Call rotation with fellow managers is expected.
  • Need to travel as needed to all South Orange County Medical Office Buildings and Medical Center labs including but not limited to Huntington Beach Medical Office, Mission Viejo Medical Offices, Irvine Barranca Medical Offices, Irvine Medical Center, Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices II, Aliso Viejo Medical Offices, San Juan Camino Capistrano Medical Office, Harbor/MacArthur Medical Office, Tustin Ranch, and Foothill Ranch Medical Offices.

    Primary Location: California,Tustin,Tustin Ranch Medical Offices 2521 Michelle Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 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, 75 % 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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