Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is now looking for a Medical Lab Manager to join the Pathology Department! The Pathology Department is the clinical lab testing area for clinical lab including microbiology, chemistry, hematology, and blood bank. Testing performed in this area affects diagnosis and treatment of patients and any disease states for both the in patient and out patient settings including TVC, Cardiology Clinic, Cancer Center and various other health care offices throughout FNSB and beyond. This position is key to quality management, process improvement and regulatory compliance for all areas of the core lab in addition to management of bringing in house new analytes and instrumentation.
This position is responsible for all aspects of patient result reporting in any assigned area of the laboratory, demonstrating superior proficiency in analysis, quality control and quality assurance operation and evaluation, procedure implementation and maintenance, superior communication skills, customer service, instrument implementation and maintenance, problem solving, leadership and organization/prioritization skills. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to provide quality service to our customers.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Supervises the operations of assigned areas, to include hiring, orientation, scheduling, educational needs & staff competency, performance reviews and disciplinary functions. Assists Laboratory Director in the resolution of systems issues and enforces department policies so that employee problems and conflicts are resolved in a prompt and efficient manner.
Ensures that standards for compliance, use of equipment, and quality control are met as required by all accrediting, state, and/or federal agencies. Ensures regulatory requirements of the department are met, delegating duties to staff as appropriate. Provides director/manager with timely information regarding variances of these standards.
Coordinates quality and safety activities including department Quality Improvement projects and plan, assumes oversight of ongoing proficiency and competency testing, and facilitates activities of the department with the QA committee and safety committee. Ensures quality results through the use and evaluation of control materials, proper instrument maintenance, analysis and reporting of proficiency testing results as well as the review of returned results with the medical director.
Oversees occurrence reports, investigation of concerns (from physicians, patients and other customers) and follow up, problem resolution, record keeping and reporting.