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SSM Health Laboratory Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri


SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital is looking for an ASCP certified Medical Lab Scientist who has at least 5 years of leadership/supervisory experience.

The Core Laboratory Manager is responsible for daily operations and regulatory compliance for blood bank, chemistry, hematology, phlebotomy, and point of care testing.


  • Prioritizes the daily workflow by coordinating and delegating daily technical operations.

  • Manages or works directly on projects of moderate to complex scope.

  • Selects, schedules, and assigns staff, adjusting hours and shifts as necessary.

  • Evaluates activities of assigned area(s) to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service.

  • Ensures compliance with QA/QC standards required by laboratory regulatory agencies.

  • Makes recommendations regarding the development of policies, goals and objectives.

  • Implements unit or clinic policies, goals, and objectives.

  • Monitors department financial performance.

  • May function in the Laboratory Director capacity during the absence of the Laboratory Director.

  • Acts as laboratory liaison to other departments.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience and education


  • Bachelor's degree: Five years' technical experience in a laboratory setting including two years' concurrent supervisory experience. Master's degree or higher: Three years' technical experience in a laboratory setting including two years' concurrent supervisory experience.


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

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