Lab Manager

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Lab Manager is responsible for preparing patients and equipment for the collection and processing of specimens for laboratory analysis. The Lab Manager must be able to perform and supervise all personnel and areas of testing within the lab according to CLIA requirements. Maintain instrumentation and quality control and calibration of all lab testing.

• Bachelors in Medical Terminology or an associated science with the successful passing of the MT Board exam as administered by the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologist) or equivalent in required.
• One to three years of experience in medical laboratory required.
• Licensing and membership in ASCP or equivalent required.
• Knowledge of requirements as to proficiency testing and successful participation in one of the various proficiency organizations.
• Ability to supervise staff including overseeing their work and performance as part of daily patient testing and participation in QC/Q.
• Two years minimum experience working in a laboratory with complex procedures.
• Must be able to perform routine and complex procedures, use and maintain instruments and equipment after appropriate introduction and sufficient practice.
• Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with patients and/or parents who are stressed.
• Must be able to communicate technical or procedural concepts effectively.
• Understand of CPT and ID9 codes for lab use.
• Must be able to record results in clear and correct format.
• Excellent phlebotomy skills
• Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information.
• Ability to pay attention to detail and work under time constraints.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.
• Must have BLS(Basic Life Support) certification, or be willing to obtain upon hire.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Band’s auto insurance company.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and background check.

Coordinate patient care with health care providers.
Record statistics accurately.
Use appropriate medical terminology.
Participate in the maintenance of departmental policy and procedure manuals.
Follow Federal, State and CLIA guidelines.
Comply with office policies and procedures.
Execute systems for positive specimen identification.
Train lab technicians and assistant on the correct use of lab equipment.
Collaborate with other Health Services Managers/Directors to maintain AAAHC Accreditation.
Create and revise competencies on an annual basis.
Obtain and process specimens for analysis. This may include vein puncture and capillary collection of blood specimens, assisting in the collection of bone marrow specimens, preparing microbiological cultures and subcultures centrifuging blood specimens, etc.
Refer unresolved problems to others.
Review written procedures annually and make any necessary updates.
Create new procedures when a new test is put in use.
Update COLA Central with new tests, new employees, and employees that are no longer employed.
Perform proficiency testing, and monitor performance of other lab staff, and create corrective action if required.
Prioritize and manage time efficiently.
Use effective written communications.
Recognize and respond to emergencies.
Perform routine and complex procedures following standard protocols and instructions. Follow established quality control procedures, including biohazard infection control and universal precautions.
Identify unusual results or abnormalities, correlate laboratory data with common physician’s diagnosis, identify discrepancies and take prompt appropriate action to assure accuracy, solve problems and report results.
Maintain supply inventory.
Evaluate and recommend equipment and supplies.
Monitor record systems and quality assurance systems and solve problems by orderly and appropriate processes.
Troubleshoot procedures and equipment.
Use or operate a variety of Laboratory instruments and assist in their maintenance.
Take telephone and/or verbal orders from physicians for Laboratory tests.
Perform clerical tasks as needed such as logging in specimens, answering telephones, giving out test results or other information to callers. Maintains confidentiality of patient records.
Comply with OSHA regulations and work rules. Comply with quality assurance practices.
Participate in and enhance continuing education activities.
Schedule and process drug UA’s
Other duties as assigned.

• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate high stress while dealing with patients. Workload may also be a source of stress.
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk, although, incumbent is in contact with corrosive chemicals, and infectious agents, and must use special precautions to avoid injury or harm.
• Incumbent also handles glassware, needles, microbiological incinerator, and specimens such as stool and urine.
• Must use personal protective equipment such as mask, gloves, and goggles.
Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
Travel maybe required.

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Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax: (320) 532-7492