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Clinical Lab Manager - Cellular Therapy Lab

Company: Vitalant
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

As an essential operation to the nation's healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community. With this in mind, Vitalant requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandates of Vitalant and accordingly, will need to be vaccinated as of first date of employment unless an approved exemption exists prior to start. PRIMARY PURPOSE: Under limited direction, this position is responsible for managing the overall activities and providing skilled technical oversight in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management. * Assures quality customer service to all customers. * Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates performance of assigned personnel. Identifies and effectively resolves personnel issues. * Oversees all testing procedures (including quality control testing) to ensure compliance with practices, regulations, and/or any agreements/contracts. * Reviews and updates policies, protocols, and procedure manuals to ensure compliance with policies and accrediting agencies. * Maintains statistical information and reports of test data and quality control. Prepares activity reports and interprets, prepares and distributes statistical data regarding the laboratory. Ensures corrective action is implemented and brings issues to the attention of management. * Identifies and resolves problems related to equipment, computer software and hardware, test systems, reagent and technical issues within area(s) of responsibility. Ensures appropriate preventive maintenance and repair is performed on all technical equipment. * Manages the ongoing technical and professional development of staff. * with management of the design, evaluation, implementation, and ongoing improvement of new testing methods, clinical evaluations and research projects, to increase efficiency. * Is responsible for oversight of supply and reagent inventory. * Leads or participates on process improvement teams. * Assists with developing and monitoring assigned budget. * Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge/Education * Bachelor's degree required. * Master's degree preferred. * Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required. Licenses/ Certifications * Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS), Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB), or Specialist level certification in related area preferred. Experience * Seven years clinical laboratory experience required. To include: * Three years supervisory experience. * Previous experience in molecular techniques, immunohematology techniques, automated testing and computerization preferred. * Previous experience with Cellular Therapy manufacturing, flow cytometry, and clean room processes preferred. * Strong communication, customer relationship management, and project plan deveopment and oversight preferred. Skills/Abilities * Ability to promote a work team environment and participate as an active team member. * Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. * Good supervisory skills with the ability to effectively utilize and develop personnel to execute job tasks. * Must be able to make sound decisions and work well under pressure. * Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action which may be under strict deadlines. Capable of handling responsibility for timely volume of component production. * Ability to conceptualize computer software applications and computer equipment automation. * Ability to comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory. * Proficient computer skills with the ability to retrieve data. EEO including disability and veterans

Keywords: Vitalant, Tempe , Clinical Lab Manager - Cellular Therapy Lab, Executive , Tempe, Arizona

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