• Integrated Laboratory Manager- Microbiology - Full Time

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2020 10:57 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Full time
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    POSITION: Full-time Integrated Laboratory Manager- Microbiology


    • The Integrated Manager – Microbiology will manage the microbiology team at GRH but will also support the Microbiology needs at both Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital.
    • Together with medical, technical and clerical resources co-ordinates, integrates and implements quality improvement activities within the Integrated Department of Laboratory Medicine.
    • Participates in annual internal audits to ensure IQMH accreditation inspection preparedness.
    • Maintains expertise in all aspects of microbiology and works in partnership with Infection Control and Microbiologist.
    • Participation in Joint Committees throughout both organizations.
    • Summarizes and reports QI activities and results within the department and to hospital committees as required.
    • Conducts client satisfaction surveys as required by accreditation standards.
    • Provide support for the preparation of work schedules and time records.
    • Liaise with vendors and representatives of commercial companies as well as the Department of Purchasing and Stores.
    • Quality Assurance and Risk Management analyses and reports, Quality Improvement projects.
    • Updating of procedure manuals.
    • Review of routine maintenance of equipment maintenance, repair costs etc.
    • Participation in preparation of Operating, Capital, Staffing and Support Budgets for Microbiology.
    • Escalates issues to the Integrated Administrative Director for support as required.
    • Completes evaluation and performance standards on staff every 2 years.
    • Responsible for hiring/discipline of staff.
    • Relationship building within the organizations to improve the lab deliverables.




    • MLT with minimum 5 to 7 years laboratory management experience with preference given to experience in Microbiology and Quality.
    • Current CMLTO registration.
    • The desire to provide quality, patient-centered care.
    • Genuine intent to foster the long-term learning and development of others
    • Strong interpersonal & communication skills needed to support and enhance inter-professional collaborations and promote quality management among all stakeholders
    • Ability to manage conflict and cultivate a respectful workplace
    • Operating and Capital budget planning experience
    • Experience with the management of a unionized team
    • Knowledge of IQMH and the requirements
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis (six sigma) Good attendance record


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