LABORATORY MANAGER - $25K Sign on and $10K relo!

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Responsible for management of the SEARHC clinic laboratories, including supervision of personnel, budget administration, quality assurance and management, supply procurement and contract negotiation, selection and purchase of equipment, all administrative laboratory functions, and compliance with all regulatory agencies.  


$104,291.00 - $142,823.00 annually, DOE.


Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job

• At the direction of the CLIA License holder, evaluates the quality of laboratory services personnel, and equipment. 

    • Relates laboratory services to the medical staff and patients.
    • Assesses laboratory needs and utilization and explores sources and methods to meet that utilization.
    • Ensures compliance with all ELMC and Consortium wide policies.
    • Ensures compliance with all outside regulatory policies and agencies such as HIPAA, JC, CLIA, COLA, and OSHA.
    • Serves as the Administrator for the ELMC Harvest LIS and co-administrator of the consortium wide Copia LIS.
    • Maintains lab policy and procedure manuals.

• At the direction of the CLIA License holder, plans, implements, coordinate, reviews and ensures compliance with all laboratory quality control, proficiency testing, quality assurance, safety, accreditation, and preventive maintenance programs.
• Troubleshoots and resolves instrument and laboratory system failures.
• Performs specimen collection and lab testing in all areas of the clinical laboratory.
• Routinely reviews patient reports to ensure accuracy.
• Assesses and monitors operational costs and develops laboratory budget.
• Coordinates recruitment, retention, and personnel actions.
• Develops and monitors on going continuing education for lab and nursing personnel performing waived testing.

Other Functions
• Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities
• This position does require supervisory responsibilities.


Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required

• Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or related sciences
• National laboratory certification - ASCP or equivalent
• High school diploma or GED


Experience Required
• Two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory setting
• Two additional years of supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory setting preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of:
• Clinical laboratory and health care regulations
• Laboratory sciences
• Working knowledge of other departmental processes

Skills in:
• Competent phlebotomy and technical skills
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Advanced computer use skills

Ability to:
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Ability for analytical thinking and troubleshooting
• Ability to lead, manage and motivate personnel


Computer Skills:
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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