Manager - Laboratory (Full-Time Days) Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital - San Antonio, TX

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General Statement of Duties:
The Manager of a Laboratory Section plans, directs or coordinates operations of the specific section of the Pathology Department, and assures adherence to the standards required for its accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act (CLIA) as well as compliance with standards of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Manager supervises all employees in the section and is accountable for cost control, staffing, and discipline.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Manages personnel to include interviewing, work allocation, orientation and training, staff development, problem resolution, evaluating performance, making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivating employees to achieve peak performance. Is responsible for their employee’s output and conduct.

2. Understands laboratory methods, demonstrates knowledge of pathological processes with correlation of disease states and test results. Reviews and analyzes section activities and data to improve operations, and utilization of services.

3. Assures compliance with standards set forth by accrediting agencies: CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, AABB, FDA and CMS. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the Section, and verifies annual review of all policies and procedures.

4. Assists in preparation of an annual expense budget for the Section, adheres to the budget, monitors expenditures, and justifies significant variances. Anticipates, evaluates the need for and recommends new methods, instrumentation or technology for the Section.

5. Oversees quality control/assurance programs related to laboratory test methodology, equipment, and supplies; understands, participates, and applies Continuous Quality Improvement.

6. Develops goals for the Section and follows through on meeting these goals in a timely manner. Manages projects to include developing a plan, coordinating necessary resources, setting project timelines, keeping Director informed of progress, and completing project within established time limits.


Minimum Education and Experience:
Baccalaureate degree and one of the following certifications: MT (ASCP), CLS(NCA), MT(AAB), MLS(ASCP), MLT(ASCP) OR MT(AMT) plus minimum of five years full-time experience in the clinical laboratory. Baccalaureate degree requirement is waived for MHS employees in the Manager of Laboratory Section position prior to January1, 2010.

Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:

(X) INSIDE: Spends approximately


hours or more per week inside.

(X) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately


hour per week outside (driving/running work related errands).

( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.

WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 10% increments of work time): Sitting







( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.

(X) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.

( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.

( ) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department.

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