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Clinical Laboratory Manager / Director of Operations

KA Recruiting Inc.

Last Updated: 5/12/21

Job Description

Seeking a Clinical Laboratory Manager/Director of Operations to join a great laboratory team in Southeastern Louisiana. Located about 50 miles to the SW of New Orleans. Molecular experience is important for this role.

Clinical Laboratory Manager/Director of Operations – High-Complexity

-Must have strong Molecular experience

-Competitive Salary and Performance Bonuses Available for Qualified Candidates

-Health Insurance and 401(k) Plan


  • Oversee high-complexity laboratory operations with significant focus on molecular testing.
  • Manage laboratory staff including making hiring and firing decisions
  • Provide guidance and instruction for specimen testing and analysis using detailed laboratory instrument and equipment.
  • Develop, oversee, and implement laboratory policies and procedures for specimen handling, processing, analysis, reporting, and record keeping of specimen test results.
  • Run and document all testing samples for quality assurance and quality control purposes (QA/QC). Prepare hard copy and electronic logs on instrumentation for QA/QC control measures and accuracy of testing procedures.
  • Provide direct oversight and training for Laboratory Staff and implement performance or corrective actions as needed.
  • Collaborate with Sales Team and providers to resolve client issues.
  • Implement the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures when test systems are not within acceptable limits of performance and document actions taken.
  • Identify and resolve issues that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Implement corrective actions immediately and collaborate/document with Laboratory Director immediately.
  • Assist the company and appropriate staff during various audits and assessments of operations.
  • Comply with all federal and state regulatory policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with quality control policies established by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) and other accredited agencies and document all quality control activities, instrument/equipment calibrations and maintenance contained in logs.
  • Assist and augment laboratory technicians in testing as required.


  1. Education:
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s in Medical Technology, or chemical, physical, or biological science
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree

  1. Certifications:
  • Required: ASCP Certification or equivalent
  • Louisiana licensure required but can be completed during training period

  1. Work Experience:
  • Minimum: 3 years working in high-complexity laboratory
  • Preferred: 3-5 years of molecular experience specifically with Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12K for PCR pathogen detection
  • Minimum: 2 years managing laboratory personnel
  • Preferred: 3 years lab management experience

JOB TYPE: Full-time

WORK LOCATION: Southern Louisiana (Relocation Package available)

About the location: *Famous for its Cajun food, charter boat fishing, swamps, Cajun music and dance halls. Also is well known for its birding trails, an exotic wildlife park, museums, Mardi Gras celebrations and more. *Seat of Terrebonne parish, southeastern Louisiana, U.S., situated about 50 miles southwest of New Orleans. It lies along Bayou Terrebonne and the Intracoastal Waterway and is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by the Houma Navigation Canal, 36 miles (58 km) long

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Company Details

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
We are a permanent placement healthcare recruiting company located in Boston, MA. We work with hundreds of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country. We specialize in the recruitment and placement of laboratory professionals, imaging professionals, rehabilitation professionals, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse leaders, nurses, physicians, and healthcare IT professional...