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8AM - 5PM

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Job Title

Manager Laboratory - Lab AdminGeneral




Clinical Laboratory


Minimum Overnight Travel Up To 10 Percent


CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital San Marcos


1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
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Manager Laboratory - Lab AdminGeneral Job in San Marcos

Job Description


Responsible for one or more lab sections (histology, microbiology, phlebotomy, etc.). Establishes goals, and schedules and coordinates laboratory administration, including purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies. Ensures that all activities are in compliance with organization goals and applicable regulations.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. Our staff of more than 700 Associates works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, we have been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – San Marcos is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. We lead the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more.


• Responsible for all departmental and staff customer service initiatives
• This position will be key in improving and maintaining associate morale and retention rates; decreasing turnover
• Personnel – Responsible for the management (oversight) of all departmental associates
• Performs decision-making processes regarding the hiring, disciplinary action, terminating of departmental associates
• Will be responsible for overseeing associate evaluations; assuring that time and attendance is completed accurately; assisting with associate staffing/scheduling and PTO requests; will help oversee education, to ensure that all associate education is in compliance with best practice standards; will conduct timely associate communication to ensure associates are well educated
• Capital and Operating Expense – Will work in collaboration with Administration and Finance to prepare annual capital and operational budgets
• Will be responsible for maintaining expenses and revenue within the established fiscal year budget for all departments under directorship
• Reviews rates and procedure codes, supervises the processing, billing and review of laboratory testing
• Performance Improvement and Quality Management – Responsible for monitoring and/or overseeing that all QC programs; including proficiency testing, review and correction of deficiencies; responsible for continuous performance improvement; maintains total quality of service at acceptable levels
• Responsible for management and operations within the Laboratory Service Line in collaboration with the Laboratory Medical Director and System Director of Laboratory Services
• Assure compliance with appropriate accrediting agencies such as that CAP, AABB, CLIA, JCAHO, OSHA, etc
• Maintains accurate statistics either manually or in the LIS to show productivity, performance indicators, quality management, etc
• Ensures that all equipment within the Laboratory is functioning properly and ensures that all personnel is educated on proper techniques of operation; verifies that all major equipment repairs have been accomplished; in collaboration with Administration, initiates equipment service contracts
• Directly responsible for operational policy and procedure development for all related departments under directorship
• Provides technical expertise regarding problem solving for all related departments under directorship
• Performs waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, when needed for all related departments under directorship
• Serve as a laboratory representative on designated hospital committees as required i.e.: Infection Control, Blood Utilization Committee, Quality Management, Safety Committee, etc


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent laboratory training and experience meeting the requirements defined in the CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489 required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Clinical Laboratory Experience in moderate/high complexity testing for the specific section/area of responsibility preferred
  • Minimum 2 year of Supervisory experience required
  • Must possess Certification for MLS, MLT, MT from ASCP, AMT, AAB, or HEW/HHS.
  • If certification with an expiration date is held, the certification must be maintained and kept current. 

Work Schedule:

8AM - 5PM Monday-Friday

Work Type:

Full Time

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Manager Laboratory - Lab AdminGeneral