We are seeking an experienced dynamic Lab Manager with expertise in Microbiology to join our Esoteric Microbiology department. As one of the largest testing volume laboratories of its type in the United States, the Esoteric Microbiology Department at the Center for Esoteric Testing offers routine and specialized fungal and mycobacterial testing, as well as, Legionella testing.
This position has critical technical, operational, and financial responsibilities involving three shifts and a group of more than 50 technical and non-technical staff members. Although the schedule is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, schedule flexibility will be required to meet the needs of other shifts.
Provides strategic oversight and leadership direction of the laboratory with strong emphasis on accurate and timely delivery of patient results.
Provides training, mentorship, and leadership to department supervisor(s) and staff.
Supports strategic planning of new testing opportunities
Understands and ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agency standards, including CAP, CLIA, NYSDOH, and OSHA.
Engages with clinicians and sales team as needed to ensure appropriate ordering of tests.
Establish and maintain laboratory performance criteria
Other duties as assigned by management
Must have a BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, or other related science as required by CLIA.
Master's Degree in related science and ASCP certification strongly preferred
10+ years of clinical laboratory experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
Microbiology expertise highly preferred including Mycology and Mycobacteriology
Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access).
Must be able to work in a team oriented environment.
Excellent in time management and organization.