As laboratory Manager/Supervisory Medical Technologist (hereby referred to as Lab Manager), the incumbent will share with Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (P&LMS), full responsibility for managing and supervising all phases of laboratory operations. Provides guidance and serves as an authority on laboratory technology. Develops guidelines, assesses laboratory effectiveness, establishes, and maintains quality assurance and performance improvement programs. Manager/Supervisory Medical Technologist serves as a consultant to local, network, and national program officials. - The lab manager serves at an active affiliated medical center with comprehensive and complex laboratory services and has full supervisory responsibilities. These higher level duties consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety. - Knowledge of concepts, principles, and methodology of a clinical laboratory program and operations to assess program effectiveness, develop guidelines, organizational policies, and provide authoritative guidance for operations, personnel, and management. - Assigns and prioritizes work to subordinates, based on difficulty and requirements of assignments. Plans programs to be accomplished by subordinates, sets priorities and schedules for work completion. Control of work is accomplished by the use of subsection supervisory personnel. Renders decisions on work problems as presented by supervisory personnel. - Works collaboratively with other disciplines, upper management, VHA Central Office and/or VISN level staff. - Plans and executes short and long range programs. - Skill administrative management, i.e., budgeting, contracting, procurement, property management, and personnel management. - Provides advisory, planning, and surveillance services to clinicians and supervisors on specific functions, programs, or problems that are particularly difficult, widespread, or persistent. - Solves complex problems concerned with unique or controversial aspects of medical technology or laboratory management, new or unconventional methods, program changes, or conflicts between scientific/technological requirements and regulatory or program (i.e., cost effectiveness) requirements. - Ensures the service is complaint with all regulatory agency requirements, including those of VACO, CAP, JC, OSHA, and FDA. Acts as the point of contact for all issues related to the Service, and interacts with medical staff to address and resolve issues raised. - Under the guidance of the Chief, P&LMS, establishes and maintains quality assurance program and performance improvement plans. - Serves as an authority on laboratory technology and is generally the primary representative for the lab. - May serve as consultant to local, network, and national program officials, if so directed by Chief of P&LMS and facility leadership. - Keeps abreast of current research and technical advances in the field. - Under guidance of Chief, P&LMS, develops and integrates new techniques and procedures into laboratory programs. - Provides direction and guidance to supervisory personnel and other staff on both work and administrative matters. - Under guidance of Chief, P&LMS, develops and submits budgetary needs of the Service. Directs and coordinates the use of laboratory resources in the most efficient and effective manner. Works closely with fiscal management to ensure laboratory resource management is in line with organizational goals. - Maintains coverage throughout the laboratory and active recruitment and personnel selection functions. - Interprets and provides technical guidance on agency policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 7:30am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: May Be Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist (Laboratory Manager)/PD40202A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.