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Texas Oncology is looking for a Manager, Laboratory Services to join our team! This position is to work and support our Memorial City location in Houston, Texas. This position will oversee our laboratory teams at the North Cypress, Willowbrook, Katy, Kingwood, Houston Medical Center and The Woodlands locations. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
Why work for us? Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patients diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program, and discounts on some of your favorite retailers. What does the Manager, Laboratory Services do?
The Manager, Laboratory Services is responsible for the efficient operation of multiple laboratory facilities. Ensures smooth running, efficient laboratories providing accurate and timely patient results. Ensures awareness of and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding testing and safety. Develops and monitors all testing. Assures quality patient care is maintained through quality laboratory testing and results. Responsible for the structure, organization, daily and long-term operations of the laboratories.
Texas Oncology requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities:
Directs the performance of multiple laboratories through scheduling, work prioritization, and supervision. Oversees all facets of laboratory testing and functions.
Rarely acts as working technical supervisor for the laboratory. Performs routine tests as required and develops knowledge of more complex tests to perform as needed.
Supervises laboratory personnel. Evaluates qualifications of potential employees, interviews, and hires, monitors and evaluates competency and performance of all personnel on an ongoing basis. Trains or assigns training of lab personnel. Provides for continuing education program and monitors employee participation. Schedules laboratory personnel.
Establishes and monitors quality assurance, quality control, proficiency testing, and routine maintenance policies and procedures.
Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for overall testing performance. Selects, evaluates, develops, and validates all test methods. Writes new test procedures and maintains a current procedure manual.
Reviews patient test results, quality control, proficiency testing, and maintenance records. Exercises professional judgment while ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning. Resolves technical problems and ensures remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Analyzes true cost of providing individual tests and other laboratory services. Recommends pricing of tests and other services based on this analysis.
Interfaces with laboratory vendors and contractors to develop working relationships and cost-effective pricing.
Interfaces with other disciplines (i.e. nursing, clerical) to ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient operation.
Directs and assists where needed for blood collection and bone marrow procedures.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience:
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related science field.
Minimum five years of experience in laboratory testing, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity.
ASCP or equivalent certification required. Current state licensure as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be present at the employee site during regularly scheduled business hours and regularly required to sit or stand and talk or hear. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
The work environment may include exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Work will involve in-person interaction with co-workers and management and/or clients. Work may require minimal travel by automobile to office sites.
Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.