Kettering Health Network

Manager KMC Lab - Kettering (FT/Days)

Posted Date 3 months ago(4/16/2020 5:50 PM)
Job ID
Job Category
Job Type
First Shift
# of Openings
80 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 1.0


Primary responsibility includes planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Laboratory Department. Activities included are performance of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests performed in the laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Ensure that services are of the best quality, are cost contained and are carried out in an expeditious manner. Additional responsibilities includes recognizing results or problems that require referral to the medical director, assuring competency of all personnel, assisting with formulating the budget for the department, maintaining performance improvement activities within the department and participating in CQI activities and maintaining efficient and effective departmental operations in compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Work with lab director and hospital administration on planning and organizing laboratory operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Make daily rounds in Laboratory to judge effectiveness of operation, utilization of personnel and supplies, and general ethical and professional atmosphere.
  • Secure and maintain the physical facilities, equipment and supplies which are required to carry out effective patient care and create an optimum physical environment.
  • Initiate and actuate improved methods of services and direct their implementation.
  • Communicate appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.
  • Interact professionally with patient/family.
  • Consult other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Establish and maintain standards of performance and ensures competency and appropriate licensure of personnel.
  • Direct and participate in the human resource management function for the department by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes.
  • Coordinate the functioning of the IS/LIS department to ensure all data is managed appropriately and meets regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate administrative directive to department personnel
  • Promote effective intradepartmental relationships.
  • Initiate, interpret and enforce Laboratory Services procedures and maintain and interpret hospital policies and procedures.
  • Cooperate in planning programs and safety and preparedness for fire and disaster.
  • Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement and CQI activities.
  • Responsible for providing 24/7 functionality of Laboratory Services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry. MBA preferred.
  • Maintains current registration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology and/or equivalent accrediting agency.
  • Previous experience in the management of clinical laboratory of an acute care hospital.
  • Must have experience with regulatory and accreditation of laboratory operations, preferably CLIA, CAP, and AABB.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge clinical laboratory services.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information.
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements in a Lab environment 


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