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PS Manager, Laboratory

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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PS Manager, Laboratory

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing of laboratory operations and staffing. This including (but not limited to) specimen maintenance, data collection, process management, standard operating procedure development and adherence, and outcomes monitoring. Acts as a catalyst between the department and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve - which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming - with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity, and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute's mission and this position.

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Essential Functions1. Manages daily workflow of the CTO laboratories. Ensure coverage is adequate for daily schedule, provide coverage for short notice absences, arranges for after-hours coverage and cross coverage between lab teams, and assign additional tasks as needed. Ensure staffs work load is balanced so they can complete the requirements of their job.2. Provides guidance, instruction, and direction for the laboratory staff. Work closely with team members to provide effective solutions to issues they encounter.3. Responsible for training staff and ensuring annual competencies have been completed.4. Ensures all lab personnel are adhering to all applicable CTO, HCI and University of Utah policies, procedures and work practice documents.5. Assists with the implementation and oversight of projects, program development and process improvement.6. Develop, implement and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Practice Documents (WPDs)7. Create laboratory operation manuals, specimen guides and sample tracking plans per trial.8. Assists with staff performance review, disciplinary actions, and promotions.9. Assist with the selection and hiring of new staff.10. Promote compliance within the team and encourage team members to strive for compliance with the HCI and CTO established policies and procedures.11. Approve time cards and ensures staff is reporting time and effort in a correct and timely manner.12. Acts as a catalyst between CTO Specimen Processing Team and Clinic Staff, CTO staff, and central labs to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.13. Oversees laboratory safety and ensures that the laboratories and staff remains in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.14. Update and maintain the Lab Safety Plan/Manual and ensure all new BSL2 agents are added to the BioRaft.15. Ensure all lab equipment is maintained, calibrated and fixed as needed.16. Complete monthly lab metrics and statistics.

Problem SolvingThe incumbent is responsible to coordinate research while working with all levels and variety of staff internally and externally to the University. Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon amount of discretion given by department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the department.

Disclaimer This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 4 - 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Successful candidates will have:· Have a positive attitude and be a positive representative of CTO.· Demonstrated team orientation, strong organizational skills and effective communication.· Able to work independently; demonstrates adequate problem-solving skills and awareness of available resources.· Proficiency using Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, and Outlook, and Internet applications· Working knowledge of database use and organization.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38237B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary:
Department: 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 60700 to 76000
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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