General Laboratory, Manager, Day Shift | Permanent |

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Client Overview:

Our client, a large health system located throughout the United States, seeks a laboratory manager to oversee their two campuses in one of their operations in Southern California.


This opportunity offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive compensation, an excellent medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan, as well as a 401k plan with company match.



The Manager of Laboratory supervises the day-to-day operations of the Lab and a team of CLS and Lab Assistants. He/she is directly responsible for ensuring the team’s adherence to protocols, appropriate management and distribution of workload, ensuring compliance with institutional, industry and federal requirements. The position is responsible for supervising, administering, and achieving operational goals and objectives for implementation within his/her specific team. The supervisory role is composed of staffing, work assignment, implementing the performance management program, leading staff learning and development, leave management and schedules, and all other HR-related functions. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and providing comprehensive coordination, data management, and quality control of specimen within the laboratory. Provides support for Laboratory functions including inventory management, purchasing, data organization and planning.


Manages laboratory inventory for materials, consumables, supplies, and equipment. Receives packages, updates inventory, and appropriate documentation practices. Manages and updates Lab Protocol and Safety SOPs as appropriate, trains employees as appropriate.


Responsible for the management and administrative functions for the laboratory. Responsible for policy development and implementation, regulatory compliance and quality assurance. Supervision is exercised over laboratory supervisors, clinical staff and support staff.


Skill Requirements:

  • Has an understanding of the underlying scientific principle, as well as of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing.

  • Must have a general comprehension of the physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, and genetic factors that affect health and disease in relation with laboratory testing.

  • Must have an understanding of management, financial, human resource, and regulatory standards (TJC, DHS, CLIA 88) as it relates to the laboratory.

  • Managing and authoring processes and procedures

  • Training and presenting technical information to staff

  • QA/QC of the departments

  • Fiscal and budgeting responsibilities


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Evaluating laboratory operations consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital and public health department

  • Ensuring maintenance of medical laboratory equipment performance by developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair

  • Maintaining medical laboratory supplies inventory, determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies

  • Maintaining laboratory productivity, monitoring workload, identifying peak and slack periods

  • Participating in the hospital quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing QC & QA programs

  • Maintaining medical laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training employees, counseling, reviewing/evaluating and disciplining employees as needed

  • Complying with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements

  • Contributing to benchwork as needed


Education and Certification:

  • Follows the State of California, DHS, Laboratory Field Services requirements of education for licensure of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • A valid CLS certification from the State of California.


Experience Requirements:

  • Three (3) years’ experience as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) required.

  • Five (5) years’ supervisory experience required. 

  • Three (3) years’ experience as a Manager within an acute hospital laboratory preferred. 


HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.

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