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City of Hope

Manager, Clinical Laboratory/Pathology (Orange County/Irvine, CA)

Irvine, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary:

The Manager of Clinical Laboratory is a licensed professional and technical expert responsible for managing the operational, administrative, and fiscal management of the clinical laboratory. The manager is responsible for the overall management of the day-to-day operations and technical functions of the laboratory. The manager will work in partnership with the Director on the implementation and facilitation of strategic plans consistent with the enterprise and Orange County vision.

Main responsibilities include directing day to day operational and technical activities of functional areas, budgeting, personnel management and providing leadership to laboratory staff. Ensures the laboratory is in compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements of CAP, State of CA, and Joint Commission.

Key Responsibilities include:

Financial Management:
  • In partnership with the Director, estimates future personnel and equipment needs and monitors variance against budget on an ongoing basis.
  • Assists Director in the development and implementation of budget and plans to control costs and improve department operations and efficiencies

Operational Management:
  • Works with the leadership team and staff within the department to ensure appropriate operational direction, policies, and activities.
  • Ensures that procedure manuals of all standard operating procedures are maintained, updated, and modified as new methods are introduced.
  • Ensure close working relationship between Clinical Laboratory and internal / external customers including vendors, nursing, leadership, and physicians, etc.

Personnel Management:
  • Attract, retain, and develop quality team within areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures that orientation and training programs are established.
  • In conjunction with section supervisors evaluates performance and implements recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Manages ongoing technical and professional development of staff and provide avenues for said growth through training, in-service, and other educational opportunities.
  • Ensures development of competency program and training programs for laboratory staff. Schedules staff meetings and ensures that staff on all shifts are informed and engaged

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements of FDA, AABB, CAP, FACT, State of CA, and Joint Commission.
  • Ensures the implementation of the Department Quality Plan.
  • In partnership with Senior CLS Information Systems and Quality Management Specialist, oversees and review through active surveillance all quality control activities, including daily QC, proficiency testing, technical performance, and ensure documentation is maintained.

Clinical Research:
  • Participates in and supports research projects and protocols to clinical research laboratory
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences

Minimum Experience:
  • Five to seven years of clinical laboratory technical experience
  • Three to five years of management experience

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license issues by the State of CA MLS (ASCP)

Additional Information:

To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Dec 28, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10014846
Employment Type: Other