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The Laboratory Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and personnel in the Laboratory.  This individual ensures compliance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal regulatory requirements and that services provided are of the best quality.  The Laboratory Manager actively collaborates with the leadership team to meet the organization and community’s needs.  In addition to managerial duties, the Laboratory Manager also actively participates in processing, analyzing, and reporting of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests performed in the Clinical Laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities.  Mayers Memorial Hospital District reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry
California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license required
Minimum of one year of managerial experience in the clinical laboratory of an acute care hospital preferred


General Competencies:

Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours
Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively
Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff
Organizational ability and time management
Produces deliverable products on time, within budget and with minimal direction
Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications.  Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained
Maintains an organized set of records for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job
Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include payroll,  personnel information, and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties
Other duties as assigned

Specific Competencies:

Manages and directs the department’s administrative and financial functions
Helps prepare and is accountable for departmental operating and capital budget
Responsible for administrative direction:  interviewing, hiring, orienting, in-services, performance evaluations, and termination of employment in collaboration with Human Resources
Evaluates personnel in accordance with performance standards in phlebotomy, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, hematology, serology, and blood bank
Schedules, supervises and coordinates the activities of personnel, ensuring that work meets established quality standards, regulations and is delivered on-time
Addresses complaints regarding Clinical Laboratory functions and works with supervisors to resolve the complaints
Coordinates improvements in Clinical Laboratory reporting systems
Maintains/develops hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
Maintains the department’s continuous quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control and compliance
Coordinate equipment acquisition and/or maintenance requirements
Maintain adequate reagents, inventory and supplies and ensure proper utilization of consumables with minimum waste
Responsible for the preparation of reports and other statistical data as requested
Establishes and monitors criteria for the immediate notification of the practitioner responsible for the patient when critical limits of specified test results are exceeded; implements corrective actions as required
Is accessible to Clinical Laboratory Staff for consultation as needed
Maintains contact with physicians to solicit appropriate input; identified problems are addressed in a timely manner
Responsible for performing all functions of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist as needed to facilitate delivery of services

Professional Requirements:

Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional
Completes education requirements
Maintains regulatory requirements
Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time
Attends all meetings as appropriate
Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties


Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary
Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary
Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies


Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves intermittently during working hours
Able to lift 20 lbs

*Extensive Full-time Employee benefit package (PTO, Paid sick time, holiday time off, 
Bereavement pay, jury duty, affordable health insurance for self or family, 401K, 
Cell phone discount, Obstetrics benefit plan, etc.) 


California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license required. Minimum of one year of managerial experience in the clinical laboratory of an acute care hospital preferred

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 55.30
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 63.23

    About Mayers Memorial Hospital District

    Here at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District we value your health, well being and happiness. Our dedicated staff is here to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. We are "friends and family caring for friends and family."

    MMHD is located near the junction of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges in the northeastern California. Mayers has been providing high quality healthcare since 1956. With facilities in the rural communities of both Fall River Mills and Burney, we are here to provide quality care for all the residents and visitors of our service area.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No