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Lab Manager - South Job

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Date: Jun 12, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Manages the day-to-day activities and operations of assigned laboratory area(s) in accordance with professional and MLH standards of practice. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Medical Technology or a natural science.









Minimum of five (5) years progressive management experience in a hospital laboratory.











Must be currently licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Laboratory Supervisor OR must meet TN licensure requirements for Laboratory Supervisor and obtain within 90 days of hire. During the 90-day period, laboratory supervisor duties (as defined by the State) must be delegated to a licensed Laboratory Supervisor.


Note: Lab Managers working in states not requiring license must have certification or be eligible for certification by a national accrediting agency.





Registry as a Medical Technologist from the ASCP Board of registry preferred.








  • Thorough knowledge of clinical laboratory practice, procedures, and regulatory standards gained through work experience in a clinical laboratory.
  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Associates, management, physicians, and patients and their families.
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
  • Skill in negotiating with and between individuals and groups of people, including Associates, management and physicians.
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects and to maintain control of own and others’ work flow.
  • Ability to work without close supervision or professional guidance and to exercise independent judgment.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and controls laboratory activities and operations at assigned facility; monitors operations to ensure standards and objectives are being met; develops and implements limited or short-term plans to keep operations moving smoothly. 
  • Plans and schedules work ensuring distribution of assignments and adequate staffing based on workload and productivity standards.
  • Manages the activities of professional Associates and Students; monitors Associates performance and clarifies work expectations, and assists with goal setting; promotes cooperation among individuals and groups.  Develops and implements processes through orientation, training and education to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved and demonstrated throughout their employment.
  • Develops and monitors expense budgets in assigned laboratory area, authorizes expenditures.  Assists in the development and implementation of capital budget and plans to control costs and improve department operations.
  • Develops and maintains performance standards to include quality assessment/improvement programs.  Develops and recommends procedures to improve operational efficiency and quality of service provided.
  • Investigates trends and developments in laboratory practice; introduces new procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with organizational policies for the laboratory.  Interprets, executes, and recommends policy modifications.
  • Provides leadership for educational programs for students and staff in collaboration with the laboratory administrative team.
  • Advances the profession through participation in professional organizations, and completes the required continuous training and education to include department specific requirements.
  • Ensures good working relationships between departments; serves as a resource and liaison with physicians for advanced problem solving related to laboratory services.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • The Associate may be exposed to infectious disease.
  • The Associate may be required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.

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