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Manager - Microbiology

Company: Baptist Health Care
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

The Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory functions for the department in accordance with the established hospital and department policies and standards. This position plays a lead role in the strategic planning process and the implementation of initiatives focused on enhanced performance, workflow redesign, and developing a culture that emphasizes excellence in the quality and delivery of laboratory services. This position review quality control at adequate intervals throughout each month. Maintain quality control and instrument standardization at satisfactory levels as requested by H.R.S., the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and College of American Pathologists. This position maintains all phases and procedures of the department at satisfactory levels according to the above agencies. This position establishes and reviews the quality assurance program. This position will function as a Clinical Laboratory Medical Technologist in all areas of the laboratory services.


Assumes responsibility for the daily operational needs of the department and provides ongoing support to the supervisory staff activities to ensure that effective, efficient, and quality services are consistently provided. Readily and accurately identifies opportunities for improvement relating to the delivery of laboratory services, quality-of-work life, and patient care issues. Works collaboratively with the supervisors and managers across departmental lines, to implement solutions and take steps to improve departmental performance. With guidance from the laboratory director and the director of revenue services, coordinates the activities of the laboratory Medicare compliance program. Along with the supervisory staff of the department, responsible for updating and revising, as needed, the compliance plan and maintaining accurate and current coding of the laboratory procedures on the departmental charge master. Maintains compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and hospital policy for patient services, personnel management, and environmental safety. Chairs the laboratory safety committee and, together with the supervisory staff of the department, is responsible for consistent compliance with all laboratory safety-related guidelines, policies, and procedures. Ensures timely, thorough investigation and follow-up of incidents relating to laboratory performance and assists the supervisors, as needed, in implementing appropriate corrective actions to prevent or minimize recurrence. Will keep the director informed as to significant issues relating to service, quality, and patient care. Assists the director in managing an effective, comprehensive performance improvement process, that is outcome driven and establishes a culture of excellence in quality and service. Provides ongoing support to the supervisors in collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports. Manages the education and training programs in the laboratory, including orientation, competency assessment, and In-service education for all sections of the laboratory. In collaboration with the director and supervisors of the department, develops a preceptor program to enhance the quality and consistency of all departmental educational activities. Is responsible for department's operational excellence; ensures department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards. Manage team members which include orientation, development and evaluation of personnel, and monitoring the provision of delivering quality services. Participates in the recruiting, interviewing and selecting of team members following policies, guidelines and applicable laws. Evaluates their performance relative to job goals and requirements. Provides coaching to staff, recommends in-service education programs, and ensures adherence to internal policies and standards. Is responsible for the fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization's financial resources. Effectively communicates departmental, organization, and industry information to staff.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant sciences, such as medical microbiology or medical technology
  • Five years microbiology experience is required
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as Supervisor of Microbiology

    About Us

    Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

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