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Laboratory Manager - Transfusion and Transplant Services

Company: OU Health
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title:
Laboratory Manager - Transfusion and Transplant Services

HLA Laboratory

Job Description:

General Description:

Under general direction, responsible for the planning, coordination of resources and control of activities of laboratory services for Transplant and Transfusion services. Promotes and leads initiatives to standardize services between facilities to ensure efficient and high quality care. The manager is expected to perform job duties independently within established department and hospital policies.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.

  • Is responsible for the accreditation application related to their area of responsibility.
  • Insures the management of equipment, materials, and supplies required in the section. Ensures proper maintenance of equipment is performed and documented.
  • Reports to the Lab Administrative Director and performs delegated tasks.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to department supervisors and leaders.
  • Complies with and enforces all hospital and laboratory safety policies and procedures including the appropriate use of PPE.
  • Review monthly schedule to ensure adequate staffing. Requests travelers or special compensation as necessary during exceptional and extended shortages.
  • Coordinates the review of new technology and instrumentation along with the section medical/scientific director. Develops criteria for review and is responsible for the final recommendation and presentation to lab and hospital leadership.
  • Assumes responsibility of own professional development and acts as a mentor for others. Regularly rounds with staff to develop individualized plans for their development based on their own career goals.
  • Reviews monthly/quarterly reports for accuracy. Reviews QC data and coordinates corrective actions with the supervisor and medical director. Monitors overdue or pending logs for barriers and trends to timely patient reporting. Submits logs to appropriate electronic storage and tracking.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and supports the Quality and Safety Manager, Medical Directors, and Administrative Director in meeting regulatory and accreditation standards. Participates in laboratory quality activities including quality monitoring and auditing, occurrence/deviation documentation and performance improvement. Documents deviations in RL solutions.
  • Conducts team huddles and provides in-service as needed.
  • Completes annual competency audit and insures all staff have required competencies per CAP, AABB, and Joint Commission.
  • Rounds with unit customers, clinicians and Pathologists.
  • Works with section medical directors to provide testing to meet the clinical needs of the patient.
  • Presents required data to the hospital transfusion committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    General Responsibilities:
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Education: Bachelor's Degree AND Graduate of MLT program or MS or CLS required.

      Experience: Five years experience with progressive responsibility in a blood bank required. Must include at least two years supervisory experience.

      License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: National certification ASCP or AMT (or equivalent) required. SBB preferred.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Must be able to work as part of a team and follow instructions; must be able to consistently and dependably report to work as scheduled.
      • Must be able to lead a team to complete a goal.
      • Ability to maintain accurate records and work accurately with names, numbers, and codes.
      • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information and exercise sound judgment.
      • Must be able to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations.
      • Must possess ability to understand various operations, policies, and procedures.
      • Ability to work and communicate with co-workers and other caregivers, and meet their needs in a professional, polite, courteous, compassionate, and cooperative manner.
      • Must display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards establishing priorities and completing assignments efficiently.
      • Ability to work with minimum supervision and demonstrate attention to detail.
      • Advanced knowledge of current laboratory practices, techniques, and terminology.
      • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
      • Must be able to organize and evaluate work requirements to meet deadlines.
      • Must be able compile and analyze data for operational monitoring and contractual agreements and review.

        Current OU Health Employees - Please click HERE to login.
        OU Health is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind for you and your family.

Keywords: OU Health, Oklahoma City , Laboratory Manager - Transfusion and Transplant Services, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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