Foundation Health

  • Lab Manager - Pathology

    Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 5:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3898
    Category
    Lab
    Facility Name
    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    Position Type
    FA: Full Time
    Shift
    Varied
    New Grad
    No
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for all aspects of patient result reporting in any assigned area of the laboratory, demonstrating superior proficiency in analysis, quality control and quality assurance operation and evaluation, procedure implementation and maintenance, superior communication skills, customer service, instrument implementation and maintenance, problem solving, leadership and organization/prioritization skills. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality service to our customers.

     

    This position is responsible for all aspects of patient result reporting in any assigned area of the laboratory, demonstrating superior proficiency in analysis, quality control and quality assurance operation and evaluation, procedure implementation and maintenance, superior communication skills, customer service, instrument implementation and maintenance, problem solving, leadership and organization/prioritization skills. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality service to our customers.

     

    This is a working bench manager and the candidate will need to have histotech experience to be able to work the bench. 

     

    Immunohistochemistry experience required

     

    3-5 years of Lab Experience Highly preferred

     

    About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

     

    Position Available:

    Varied 8 Hour Day Shifts.

    Start times from 0530 until 0800.

    On Call Required

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Monitors daily workflow of departmental processes and works assigned shifts in areas of supervision. Maintains skills to perform all positions supervised. 
    1. Supervises the operations of assigned areas, to include hiring, orientation, scheduling, educational needs & staff competency, performance reviews and disciplinary functions. Assists Laboratory Director in the resolution of systems issues and enforces department policies so that employee problems and conflicts are resolved in a prompt and efficient manner. 
    1. Ensures that standards for compliance, use of equipment, and quality control are met as required by all accrediting, state, and/or federal agencies. Ensures regulatory requirements of the department are met, delegating duties to staff as appropriate. Provides director/manager with timely information regarding variances of these standards. 
    1. Coordinates quality and safety activities including department Quality Improvement projects and plan, assumes oversight of ongoing proficiency and competency testing, and facilitates activities of the department with the QA committee and safety committee. Ensures quality results through the use and evaluation of control materials, proper instrument maintenance, analysis and reporting of proficiency testing results as well as the review of returned results with the medical director. 
    1. Oversees occurrence reports, investigation of concerns (from physicians, patients and other customers) and follow up, problem resolution, record keeping and reporting. 
    1. Makes recommendations for technical changes and improvements in their section with the section’s Medical Director. Participates with vendors and technical representatives to maintain equipment services and other contracts for best product pricing, quality and future testing needs. 
    1. Performs all functions of a Med Lab Scientist, or a Histology Tech, as applicable and as needed. 

    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

     

    NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in Medical Technology or clinically related biological science.

    Successful examination and registration as a Medical Technologist, or Histology Tech as applicable, with ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) or equivalent.

     

    Requires at least 2 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, or histology tech as applicable.

    Must be able to communicate effectively, in both oral and written formats.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience as an MT, or HT / HTL as applicable, in a clinical hospital laboratory. Leadership experience. Ability to utilize computer programs for reports and graphs.

     

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

    IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)

    • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids.
    • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
    • May require periodic to frequent use of personal computer.
    • Off-site travel may be required. 

    Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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