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Manager, Laboratory - Geisinger Community Medical Center (Full Time) (Days)

Job Title Manager, Laboratory - Geisinger Community Medical Center (Full Time) (Days) Location Scranton, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services, Lab Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Laboratory Administration Division Date posted 11/03/2022 Job ID R-38547

Job Summary

$12,500 sign on incentive for qualified applicants! Manages and coordinates, in collaboration with the Laboratory Medical Director, the complete resources of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at assigned laboratories. Assures that daily operational activities support efficient, high-quality clinical laboratory services. Collaborates with and supports system laboratory doctoral and technical specialists as required to achieve system-wide quality and standardization goals.

Job Duties

  • Plans and oversees the coordination of Laboratory operations, including staffing and scheduling, communications, workload analysis, workflow, facilities, equipment, supplies, security, environmental utilities, safety and health, interdepartmental relations, referred tests, time keeping and payroll.
  • Assures maintenance of licensure and proficiency testing records.
  • Leads and coordinates submission of annual budgets.
  • Assures coordination of submitted budget with medical laboratories strategic plan and annual business plan goals.
  • Provides comprehensive planning process within the laboratory and customer base to assure thorough budget submission.
  • Monitors Laboratory financial performance; addresses variances and coordinates plans to resolve variances.
  • Reviews management reports for accuracy and initiates or delegates corrective action for discrepancies with the management group or Laboratory Financial Manager.
  • Leads planning and revisions of cost analysis systems to establish and maintain integrity of Laboratory costing data for decision-making and management purposes; responsible for reliability of credit systems, payment of invoices, crediting of services.
  • Collaborates with medical laboratories Director of Laboratory Excellence to assure compliance with governmental regulations and accrediting standards.
  • Remains abreast of legislation pertaining to Laboratory.
  • Ensures operational changes necessary to promote compliance and performance excellence.
  • Supports principles and initiatives of the Quality Program to achieve error reduction and service improvement.
  • Oversees and assures compliance with departmental, hospital and system policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements Laboratory administrative polices in accordance with System and medical laboratories policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides guidance on personnel matters including hiring, orientation, competency, staff development, performance evaluations, discipline and firing; maintains overall responsibility for timeliness and adequacy of job descriptions, personnel records, salary administration, continuing education, advanced stages of discipline and termination.
  • Assures completion of and coordinates review and revision of required departmental policy manuals, including Fire and Safety, Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Test Catalog, Disaster Plan, Lab Administrative Policies, and medical laboratories Laboratory Information Systems Operational Policies.
  • Works closely with the Laboratory Information Systems and Laboratory Information Technology teams to assure comprehensive integration of IT resources and Laboratory support infrastructure resources to the Laboratory operation, its medical laboratories counterparts, and its entire customer base.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of Pathology projects.
  • Implements and coordinates efforts to promote Laboratory professions, integrating and coordinating efforts with those of medical laboratories goals.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

$12,500 sign-on incentive for qualified applicants!

Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) is looking for a day-shift laboratory manager to join our growing team!

GCMC is a Level 2 trauma center with approximately 300 beds and is part of Geisinger Health System. This CAP-accredited laboratory supports services for chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, transfusion medicine, coagulation, urinalysis and limited microbiology and molecular testing. In 2021, GCMC ran over two million billable tests.

The successful candidate for this role will bring energy, leadership, and direction and have at least 8 years’ experience. This role will work closely with a team, provide oversight of operations, and promote efficient and effective laboratory services in accordance with regulatory agencies, department standards for quality, and system-wide standardization.

This role oversees five (5) supervisor-level direct reports, as well as participates on a best practice team with a doctoral director. This role will include overseeing the buildout of the brand-new lab at Geisinger’s forthcoming Dickson City Cancer Center.

Previous experience with Epic/Beaker is a plus.

Benefits start on day one of employment and include comprehensive health coverage, generous PTO, 5% retirement contribution, fertility and adoption support (including IVF), and more! Geisinger supports your continued education and certification. Tuition reimbursement is available for all full-time employees for job-related undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.


Bachelor's Degree-Medical Technology (Required)


Minimum of 4 years-Related work experience (Required)


Manages Conflict And Crisis; Builds Relationships

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

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We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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