• Manager, Laboratory

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(11/5/2018 9:00 AM)
    Job ID
    Full-Time Regular
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  • Job Description

    Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

    Laboratory Manager - Clinical Hematology


    The Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the technical and administrative aspects of the Clinical Hematology Laboratory.  Responsibilities include oversight of the laboratory’s quality program, method development & implementation to support a robust menu of routine and complex hematology tests, including diagnostic flow cytometry for a growing leukemia and lymphoma program.  The Manager supervises laboratory personnel and oversees financial performance for the laboratory. The Manager works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects, and leads staff development and engagement. 


    • Manages laboratory operations, ensuring the establishment of appropriate procedures throughout every stage of specimen handling and testing if performed in the unit.
    • Ensures the establishment of appropriate procedures for specimen procurement, specimen receiving, test ordering, specimen quality assessment and exceptional handling, pre-analytical specimen processing, specimen testing if performed in the unit, specimen distribution and specimen send-out to reference laboratories.
    • Supervises technical support and customer services staff.
    • Hires and supervises all technical and clerical staff in the performance of their duties. Manages scheduling and time and attendance records.
    • Oversees training, orientation and on-going continuing education of technical and clerical personnel.
    • Conducts performance evaluations for all technical and clerical staff. Maintains personnel files and ensures that all documentation is current.
    • Manages financial performance. Prepares operating and capital budget submissions in consultation with the Medical Director, Hospitals Laboratories.  Maintains workload records, completes financial and operational analyses and oversees financial compliance (revenue, workload, expense).
    • Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures to maintain laboratory licensure and accreditation status. Ensures that all Laboratory Support Services units (i.e., Laboratory Service Center, Phlebotomy Services, Laboratory Referral Services, and Alternate Site Testing) are prepared for all internal and external inspections.  In conjunction with the Medical Director, Hospitals Laboratories, is responsible for compliance with the quality assurance program for the section.



    • Minimum qualifications must satisfy CLIA88 requirements for a technical supervisor.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology or other laboratory science (medical technology, biochemistry, chemistry or related scientific field), with formal business training. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
    • Certification or eligibility as medical technologist (MT) or specialist through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), or equivalent.
    • At least seven years’ experience in the clinical laboratory; with a minimum of five years at the supervisory level.
    • High degree of computer literacy, including statistical and network applications; Knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information systems. Proven ability to use computers for data entry, data retrieval, word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, statistical and network applications.
    • Ability to write laboratory procedures and policies.
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise, teach, train personnel.
    • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment.
    • Fiscal management experience including budget preparations, reporting and financial analysis.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to act in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront, University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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