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Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Laboratory Manager in the Outpatient Laboratory at Orland Park.  In this role as a Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the technical and administrative aspects of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.  Responsibilities include oversight of the laboratory's quality program, method development & implementation to support a robust menu of routine and complex tests which are performed across a broad variety of test methodologies and instruments. The Manager supervises laboratory personnel and oversees financial performance for the laboratory. The Manager works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects, and leads staff development and engagement.The Department/Unit is known for providing outpatient services to the University of Chicago Medicine and providing care for local patients through a more convenient location.  


Job Summary

The Lab Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing all technical and administrative aspects of specimen acquisition and procurement, receiving, pre-analytical processing, exceptional handling, customer services, and specimen send-out activities for the Hospitals Laboratories and for outreach and network programs. This includes supervision of technical and clerical personnel, management of financial performance through budget preparation and development, implementation and oversight of procedures, workflow, methods and instruments to ensure and improve quality. May include management of rapid response and alternate site testing activities.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Manages laboratory operation and support services.
  • Supervises technical support and customer services staff.

  • Manages financial performance. Prepares operating and capital budget submissions in consultation with the Medical Director, Hospitals Laboratories.

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures to maintain laboratory licensure and accreditation status.
  • Evaluates new instruments, products, procedures and methods and makes recommendations to the Medical Director, Hospitals Laboratories, concerning the acquisition of equipment or changes in operation.
  • Ensures appropriate operation of all equipment. Ensures that quality control monitoring and preventive maintenance of this equipment is completed and documented as outlined in laboratory procedure manual.
  • Performs other duties as requested by senior management.


Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum qualifications must satisfy CLIA88 requirements for a technical supervisor.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology or other laboratory science (medical technology, biochemistry, chemistry or related scientific field), with formal business training. Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Certification or eligibility as medical technologist (MT) or specialist through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), or equivalent.
  • At least seven years' experience in the clinical laboratory; with a minimum of five years at the supervisory level.
  • High degree of computer literacy, including statistical and network applications; Knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information systems. Proven ability to use computers for data entry, data retrieval, word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, statistical and network applications.
  • Ability to write laboratory procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, teach, train personnel.
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment.
  • Fiscal management experience including budget preparations, reporting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to act in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.


Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time
  • Shift: Days
  • Unit/Department: CAC OP Laboratory 
  • CBA Code:  Non Union

Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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