Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is seeking a Manager of Laboratory Services in Baytown.
At Houston Methodist, the Manager Laboratory Services department position is responsible for the delivery of quality laboratory services in an efficient and effective manner meeting the needs of patients and attending clinical staff. Under general direction, this role is responsible for functional and operational aspects of a laboratory. This position provides leadership, guidance and direction to staff and maintains accountability for the laboratory’s performance and results. The Manager Laboratory Services is responsible for quality, functional excellence and contribution to accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives. This position also fulfills the duties of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) General Supervisor when required.
The Manager position responsibilities include managing the daily work activities of the work unit/department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency while assisting management in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position provides guidance to staff and is responsible for staffing, budget compliance, contributing to staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also implements training, monitoring and operations initiatives that assure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/ government regulations.
Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution
Five years of laboratory experience, of which one year must have been in a managerial role in healthcare; may consider HM employee with five years of laboratory experience with HM performance that demonstrates leadership responsibility
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Must have one of the following required certifications:
Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Histotechnologist (HTL), Histotechnician (HT) certification or categorical certification by Board of Certification (ASCP)
Certified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA)
Clinical microbiology registry from American Society for Microbiology, RM(AAM)
Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI)
Equivalent certification to the above based on educational requirements and examination
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles; engages the recipient(s) and helps them understand and retain the message
Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved
Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills
Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
Knowledge of managerial principles, process and procedures.
Knowledge of relevant computer systems and data resources.
Skill in planning, organizing and delegating functional activities
Skill in coaching, counseling and developing the functional and supervisory skills of others.
Ability to participate in strategic planning for the laboratory
In depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, operations and procedures
Demonstrates critical thinking skills by devising and applying innovative solutions
Ability to work independently and collaborate with teams; seeks and expands on original ideas, enhances others’ ideas, and contributes own ideas about the issues at hand
Probes for and provides information to clarify solutions
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Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.