A Medical Laboratory Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing the operations of a medical laboratory, ensuring that it functions efficiently and meets quality standards. The specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the size and type of the laboratory.
A Medical Laboratory Manager should have a strong background in laboratory science, management skills, and a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements. They play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of laboratory testing, which is essential for patient care and diagnosis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Laboratory Operations Management
- Develop and implement laboratory policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to laboratory testing and safety.
- Recruit, train, and supervise laboratory staff, including medical technologists, laboratory technicians, and support staff.
- Conduct performance evaluations and provide ongoing feedback to staff.
- Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.
- Implement and maintain quality control programs to ensure accuracy and precision of test results.
- Monitor and evaluate the quality of laboratory procedures and results.
- Address and correct any issues related to quality control.
Equipment and Inventory Management, in collaboration with Logistics
- Oversee the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.
- Manage inventory of supplies and reagents, ensuring an adequate stock level.
- Coordinate with vendors for equipment procurement and maintenance.
Budgeting and Financial Management, in collaboration with Finance
- Develop and manage the laboratory budget.
- Monitor expenses and ensure cost-effectiveness in laboratory operations.
- Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
- Stay informed about changes in regulations and standards related to medical laboratory operations.
- Ensure that the laboratory is in compliance with all relevant accreditation and certification requirements.
- Oversee the proper documentation and maintenance of laboratory records and data.
- Ensure confidentiality and security of patient information.
- Implement and maintain information systems for efficient data management.
Collaboration and Communication
- Collaborate with healthcare providers and other departments to ensure effective communication and coordination.
- Communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding test results and laboratory procedures.
- Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement best practices.
- Develop and implement emergency response plans for laboratory incidents.
- Ensure that staff are trained in emergency procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear, or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct and Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct and Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, or adults at risk; and any form of trafficking in persons.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
- A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or another health and science field. Certification as medical lab technician preferred.
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a lab manager or clinical laboratory science experience.
- Excellent managerial skills.
- Ability to multitask.
- Expert knowledge of laboratory health and safety protocols.
- Proficient in English and preferred local language (Arabic)
Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.