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Laboratory Manager

Phoenix, AZ

Up to $2,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates
Relocation assistance available

PathologyWatch offers a physician or laboratory the unique opportunity to partner with expert pathologists for the interpretation of specimens. PathologyWatch takes histologic slides from any location and digitally distributes the work across a network of highly skilled dermatopathologists. This results in a high-quality specialist interpretation with a faster turnaround time. We are a dynamic, cutting-edge company expanding artificial intelligence (AI) use in the medical field. PathologyWatch is a fast-growing company looking for a hard-working, ambitious, team-oriented individual, where your contributions will be recognized and rewarded.

Job Description

Reporting to the director of laboratory operations, the laboratory manager independently performs a full range of routine and specialized procedures in the pathology laboratory, such as applying histopathology techniques and broad scientific principles from the fields of biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology; acting as a technical resource for troubleshooting; using independent judgment and resources to resolve concerns; and managing, training, and directing laboratory staff.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare sections of human tissue in a variety of sizes and types (including accessioning, grossing, fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, and a variety of staining processes)
  • Perform digital scanning of all prepared slides
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality-control policies, document all quality-control activities, and maintain a clean and well-organized work area
  • Maintain proficiency and training requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, and CLIA regulations
  • Participate in inventory management, special projects, and other duties as assigned by management
  • Assist in staff development and training
  • Provide leadership in planning, executing, and resolving various initiatives within the laboratory
  • Staff and manage a team of histology technicians and laboratory assistants
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate histology processes and protocols, making changes as needed to ensure optimal quality, productivity, and consistency
  • Perform active maintenance/upkeep of CLIA documentation and records (including supervising/verifying completion of daily records and tracking documents) and preparation for CAP and CLIA inspections
  • Communicate with pathologists regarding laboratory issues and client needs and respond quickly and efficiently to concerns/feedback regarding histology within the lab
  • Track and monitor laboratory quality indicators
  • Answer technical questions from pathologists and clients regarding lab processes and histology workflows
  • Independently and proactively identify problems in the laboratory and institute appropriate corrective actions
  • Ensure operational compliance with the laboratory’s SOPs and quality management systems
  • Oversee departmental training
  • Establish and execute goals in improving laboratory performance through defined quarterly KPIs
  • Perform histology employee performance evaluations
  • Achieve budget profitability objectives and manage laboratory operational budget
  • Maintain appropriate standards to meet all licensing and regulatory requirements and uphold company policies and integrity
  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • High integrity, discipline, and detail-oriented mindset
  • Time management skills to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Basic computer competency

Minimum Licensure/Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, histology, chemistry, or another related field of study
  • Seven or more years of experience in the histology field
  • Five or more years of experience in managing laboratory personnel
  • Current HT or HLT certification (or meets all requirements to obtain certification)