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System Laboratory Manager - Egleston

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  38764

 

JOB SUMMARY

Leads, manages, and develops assigned technical activities of laboratory operations at Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses. Works closely with system lab leadership to jointly orchestrate a technically superb analytical operation that seamlessly integrates with pre- and post-analytical activities required for efficient lab function and provision of needed value to patients and caregivers. Coordinates and integrates inter- and intra-departmental services between and among hospitals and ambulatory activities to support Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's entire clinical mission encompassing all patient populations, including acute care, ambulatory, and population health. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing value-stream manager duties to ensure understanding and consistent use of lean principles and processes.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related science
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology medical technologist or histologist (histologist certification required for Manager, Histology/Anatomical Pathology) and Georgia Department of Human Resources classification as medical technologist and supervisor
EXPERIENCE*
  • 10 years of experience in working with the challenges of providing lab services in a multi-hospital health system with a large ambulatory presence 
  • 5 years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Experience in demonstrating effective leadership and technical skills to protect core lab services and build working relationships with pathologists, referring physicians, hospital clinical and administrative leaders, and lab staff
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Experience in an academic medical center environment where research and clinical activity work together in a mutually beneficial manner
  • Experience in a pediatric clinical lab
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with staff and provides support that promotes staff engagement, success, and ownership of morale and staff interactions
  • Invites staff to hold one another accountable
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Develops and leads Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's technical laboratory operations at Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses, ensuring accurate and timely services to all campus-based and ambulatory patients whose specimens are transported to one of the campus labs for testing. 
  2. Coordinates and integrates interdepartmental services between hospitals to ensure standardization and synergies while maintaining campus-specific services required to support campus-specific patient populations, including consolidation of services to a single location to realize efficiencies while maintaining the needed frequency and quality of testing services. 
  3. Demonstrates lean/servant leadership to provide direct support and supervision for managers of assigned analytical and related lab activities at both campuses.
  4. Coordinates closely with managers of community-based lab activity, administration, research, and business and information management to ensure appropriate integration of processes and resources when there is overlapping responsibility in different parts of the system, responsibility for different parts of the same process value stream, or shared customers. 
  5. Works with operational, financial, administrative, and medical leadership to develop budget for all technical, analytical, and related operations.  
  6. Develops and implements strategies and procedures to guide and support current operations and future growth, meeting all relevant regulatory agency guidelines.
  7. Works closely with pathology and PhD leadership to ensure complete integration of technical, scientific, and clinical aspects of analytical lab activities.
  8. Develops metrics with lab and system leadership to assess key operational aspects of analytical lab activities in facilitating success of clinics, patients, and caregivers who rely on this support.
  9. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  10. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  11. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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