Clinical Lab Manager

Job Description

TITLE: Clinical Lab Manager
REPORTS TO: Direct to Director of Medical Operations and indirectly to the Chief Medical Officer

Position Summary

Manage, coordinate, establish, implement, and maintain all policies, procedures, and processes for all areas of the clinical laboratory to include chemistry, hematology immunoassay testing and other routine laboratory testing.

Principal Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Independently perform clinical laboratory procedures and tests necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, per physician’s orders.
  • Review and enforce the quality control procedures necessary to assure the accuracy of test systems and results prior to releasing such results.
  • Review quality control of clinical assays.
  • Use or operate a variety of routine and specialized clinical laboratory instruments and equipment in the collection, processing, description, and analysis of specimens.
  • Review preventative maintenance and control logs of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Write and maintain laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Maintain CLIA, CAP, and other appropriate accreditations or certifications needed for the laboratory.
  • Enforce company policies and safety regulations. Review and recommend improvements to Chief Medical Officer about lab procedures.
  • Serve as technical resource by participating in staff training; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Identify and communicate with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the physician, NP or PA, and nurse; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.
  • Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers by following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintain patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.
  • Enforce that corrective actions are taken and documented, whenever significant deviations from the laboratory’s established performance characteristics are identified.
  • Test, document and ensure that proficiency test samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Enhance laboratory services and clinical reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Perform and supervise tasks related to research and clinical trial studies.
  • Recruit, manage/supervise, train and oversee CLSs, MLTs, and/or Phlebotomist or Laboratory Assistants.
  • Work with all departments to create and/or modify methods and procedures to ensure that appropriate processes and/or products are developed.
  • Serve and protect the clinical community by adhering to professional standards, clinic policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and clinical standards.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies, quality systems, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related field
  • Licensed by the state of California as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), meeting the minimum required coursework in biological science, chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and physics; and recommended courses in parasitology and clinical chemistry.
  • Minimum 5 years of generalist CLS experience
  • Strong knowledge of CLIA regulations and regulatory procedures
  • Working familiarity with CAP certification and proficiency programs
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects effectively and efficiently and be accurate, and attentive to details
  • Proficient computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

To apply please e-mail Cover Letter and CV to

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