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Medical Laboratory Manager, Copper Center, AK

Organization: Copper River Native Association
Category: Manager
Location: Copper Center, AK
Date Job Posted: May 11, 2022
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This position provides patient test analysis and laboratory services in a CLIA moderate-complexity lab. Work with Laboratory Director to maintain viability of laboratory.


  • Perform waived and moderate-complexity patient lab testing.
  • Ensure lab sample suitability for analysis.
  • Collect lab specimens (e.g., phlebotomy).
  • Accept and process samples for on-site testing or to contracted reference laboratories.
  • Evaluate, judge, interpret, and maintain test results. Identify and resolve inconsistencies in patient results and correlate unexpected results with disease states.
  • Complete x-ray examinations with patients as needed.
  • Assist in preparing lab for inspection from regulatory institutions.
  • Actively participate in Laboratory Quality Assurance activities with emphasis on ensuring compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Perform Quality Control (QC), troubleshooting, and appropriate documentation.
  • Review all lab QC, including Point of Care (PoC).
  • Review QC results daily, weekly (Levy-Jennings), and monthly and submit monthly QC data for peer comparison.
  • Provide customer service for questions directed at the laboratory from providers and patients.
  • Analyze and verify data in the computer system.
  • Write and run reports as required to provide operating procedures, test processes, patient results, or sample collection techniques.
  • Assist in training new employees and laboratory students.
  • Participate in continuing education programs.
  • Monitor, maintain, order, and stock laboratory supplies.
  • Review manually-entered results daily to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide initial training to waived testing personnel.
  • Assess waived testing personnel competency.
  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment through inspection, compliance, certification, and coordinating repair.
  • Prepare monthly laboratory operation reports.
  • Coordinate with Lab Director and Human Resources to ensure accreditation compliance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Skill in operating laboratory equipment and contemporary laboratory information system (LIS) applications.
  • Knowledge of clinical processes and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, hospital, and regulatory committee rules and regulations.
  • Ability to utilize a trauma sensitive approach to interacting with clients.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required for HIPAA, other regulations and organization matters.
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, including outside contacts.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.


  • Associate’s Degree in lab medicine.
  • Five (5) years of clinical laboratory testing experience.
  • Board certified from a nationally-recognized agency (e.g. American Society of Clinical Pathologists - ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or equivalent required.
  • A combination of experience, education, and training may substitute for degree requirements on a year for year basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in lab medicine.
  • Supervisory experience in clinical laboratory.
  • Experience with regulatory and accreditation of clinical laboratory operations, including lab inspections.

Affordable housing may be available upon request.

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