Manager Laboratory-Lab AdminGeneral
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital of San Antonio
333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.
If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!
Responsible for managing the operation of the hospital laboratory. Ensures a steady production of high quality laboratory data through defining associate expectations and actively monitoring operations. The Laboratory Manager will ensure that staff is focused on processing and testing of specimens with a minimization of test turn-around times. Specific areas of responsibility include: effective staffing, associate orientation, quality monitoring, quality reporting, quality improvements, proficiency testing, staff performance evaluation, mentoring associates, consistent application of hospital and departmental policies, meeting accreditation standards and education of laboratory science students. Works in the lab area as necessary. Assesses, implements or delegates, plans and evaluates lab testing in accordance with state and national accreditation guidelines. Responsible for orientation, training and management of lab personnel. Ensures adequate, cost-effective staffing is maintained to deliver timely lab results. Communicates effectively with all shifts for continuity of lab testing. Maintains good relations with other departments, medical staff and nursing units. Participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records and upgrading of policies, procedures and skills of personnel.
·Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent degree.
·Ability to manage operations in a clinical laboratory.
·Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·Exceptional customer service skills.
·Strong technical background.
·Demonstrated willingness to accept risk.
·Financial management skills.
·Successful in meeting accreditation requirements.
·Excellent team builder and interdepartmental facilitator.
·Excellent problem-solving skills a must.
·Minimum of 4+ years’ experience as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor preferred.
·Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Medical Technologist (MT), or equivalent. Proof of current certification by a certifying agency (ASCP, AAB, AMT) is required.