Laboratory Manager

at Quest Diagnostics Inc in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

Laboratory Manager - Lewiston, ME - Variable

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required

Has the overall responsibilityfor the planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all technical and/or operational activities and staff members in the laboratory.Responsible foroperating the lab with the highest quality,safety and integrityin an efficientandeconomicalmanner.

Plan, assignand direct work in the laboratory. Serve as liaison with other areas as needed.
Mentor and support direct reports in their responsibilities and functions.Identifyand implement training programs as necessarytoensurethey receive training in supervisory skill development.
Define, coordinateand monitor quality assurance programs and supervise activities of thedepartment Quality Coordinator/Representative. Ensure quality control and compliance procedures are followed and QC reports are up to date.Overseeplansand preparationsfor inspections.
Oversee staffing of all personnel in the laboratory. Effectively maintain quality staffing by interviewing, hiring, training andproviding staff development through performance evaluation and corrective counseling.
Identifyfuture needs in terms of staff, equipment, and facilities.Submit appropriate documentation for procurement of such.
Review test performance, drive processimprovementsand project management. Prepare and submit required reports to meet established deadlines.
Manage test database. Ensure departmental standard operating procedures and database accurately reflects the current process.
Coordinate R&D activities astheyrelate to operations and actively participate on subspecialty committees, corporate committeesand business unit committees as needed.
Develop annual budget and manage department costs and resources to adhere to budget.
Resolve problems through interaction with clients.
Define, coordinate and monitor EHS programs and supervise activities of the Department Safety Coordinator. Ensure EHS regulatory standards and safety procedures are followed. Oversee plans and preparations for inspections.
Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition.
Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA and laboratory safety requirements.
Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.
Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections.
Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position.

Required WorkExperience:
Minimum of eight (8) years laboratory experience with at least four (4) years direct supervisory experiencein a clinical laboratory.
Preferred Work Experience:
Physical and Mental Requirements:
The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.
Ability tosit or stand forlong periods of time.
May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of whichdemand significant manualdexterity.
Comprehensive theoretical and operational job knowledge in designated specialty required.
Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures.
Proven leadership and problem-solving skills.
Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.
Interpersonaland communicationskills necessary to deal courteously and effectively withemployees,co-workers andclients.
Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) andLaboratory Information Systems.

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

ASCP Certification
Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license. (CA Only) (Required)


Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans /  Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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Job Posting: 874221

Posted On: Jan 09, 2023

Updated On: Feb 04, 2023

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