Mercy Medical Center Clinton Laboratory Manager- Regionalization Temporary PRN in Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_63515 Regionalization

Expected Weekly Hours:

0

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Under general supervision, supervises the daily lab operations including performing routine and special testing. Is responsible for procurement of specimens of adequate quality and labeling. Assures quality and timeliness of testing. Monitors quality control, inventory, pregnancy testing, workload units and general staffing of personnel in the laboratory. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Laboratory Manager-CAH

Job Code: 2031

Reports To: Administrator

Pay Grade: PG 23

Dept/Clinic: Laboratory

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Date: May 2017

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under general supervision, supervises the daily lab operations including performing routine and special testing. Is responsible for procurement of specimens of adequate quality and labeling. Assures quality and timeliness of testing. Monitors quality control, inventory, pregnancy testing, workload units and general staffing of personnel in the laboratory. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Reflects the skills, knowledge and abilities that individuals use as they serve in the role of a leader. The following provides examples of specific behaviors that correspond with Mercy and Trinity Health leadership competencies:

Define and share a strategy and vision. Align resources toward achievement of Unified Enterprise Ministry results (UEM). Grow and sustain the UEM. Identify, lead, embrace change.

2.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

3.

Supervises staff activities by preparing work schedules, hires, evaluates, disciplines, promotes or terminates and implements a training program for new employees.

4.

Assures quality of results through use of quality control procedures:

a. surveying and checking sample testing

b. using current curves

c. procedures are conducted on a daily & monthly basis.

5.

Advises the Administrator on matters of laboratory progress and of any actual or potential technical or personnel problems.

6.

Sets up new methods or test procedures; makes recommendations regarding the feasibility of implementing such procedures.

7.

Maintains a satisfactory level of efficiency by periodically reviewing the laboratory workload, work patterns and budget status with the Hospital Administrator.

8.

Consults with technicians to help them solve technical problems, taking unresolved or unusual problems to the Medical Director.

9.

Maintains quality control records by regularly reviewing pertinent data; takes corrective action to resolve actual or potential problems.

10.

Maintains and/or performs preventive maintenance procedures for all equipment.

11.

Participates in the development of departmental policies by meeting with the Medical Director of Laboratories. Will also meet with employees to relay and obtain information regarding departmental policy.

12.

Reviews employee’s work regularly to ensure satisfactory quality of results.

13.

Contacts nursing unit personnel and physicians with regard to problems that arise on questions concerning specimens, requisitions, and/or results that do not require intervention of the Medical Director.

14.

Checks, rotates and maintains adequate inventory of supplies within the laboratory.

15.

Maintains laboratory procedure manuals to ensure current policies and test procedures are written clearly and concisely.

16.

Is able to perform high complexity testing according to Clia 493.1489.

17.

Participates in schedule rotation to include on-call, weekend and holiday coverage.

18.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

19.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

20.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

21.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

22.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must have successfully completed all necessary training for recognition by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Must be board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or CLIA. Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree. Must have at least three (3) years experience as per requirements of the College of American Pathologists. Professional affiliation with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or CLIA HHS is required. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Primarily works inside with frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting of supplies seldom in excess of 20 pounds. Must be able to function under frequent stressful situations. Color perception to distinguish stains, chemical reactions, specimen color, etc. Good manual dexterity for working with specimens and instruments. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.