Profession medical laboratory manager

Medical laboratory managers oversee the daily operations of a medical laboratory. They manage employees and communicate the schedule of activities. They monitor and ensure all laboratory operations are performed according to specifications, arrange the necessary laboratory equipment and assure that the appropriate health and safety standards are followed. 

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Diagnostic methods in medical laboratory

    The various types of diagnostic methods in the medical laboratory such as clinical-chemical methods, haematological methods, immune-haematological methods, histological methods, cytological methods and micro-biological methods.

  • Medical laboratory technology

    The various types and uses of technology and equipment employed in medical laboratories to perform tests on samples in order to identify possible disease-related substances.

Skills

  • Plan schedule

    Develop the schedule including procedures, appointments and working hours.

  • Arrange equipment repairs

    Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.

  • Provide test results to medical staff

    Record and pass test results to medical staff, who use the information to diagnose and treat patient`s illness.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Interpret medical results

    Interpret, integrate and apply results of diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests and other investigations as part of the assessment of the client, in consultation with other healthcare practitioners.

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Supervise laboratory operations

    Supervise the staff working in a laboratory, as well as oversee that equipment is functional and maintained, and procedures occur in compliance with regulations and legislation.

  • Supervise equipment

    Start up and shut down equipment; identify and troubleshoot technical problems and conduct minor repairs. Monitor control equipment in order to identify safety and environmental hazards.

  • Interpret medical images

    Analyse medical images in order to diagnose illnesses and injuries.

  • Apply safety procedures in laboratory

    Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment

    Regularly check the condition of medical laboratory equipment used, clean, and perform maintenance operations, as necessary.

  • Manage inventory

    Control product inventory in balance of availability and storage costs.

  • Develop project schedule

    Define the project completion stages, and create a timeline. Synchronise necessary activities, taking into account the convergence of production elements. Establish a schedule.

  • Manage schedule of tasks

    Maintain an overview of all the incoming tasks in order to prioritise the tasks, plan their execution, and integrate new tasks as they present themselves.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

Optional knowledge and skills

assist in the production of laboratory documentation immunology order supplies sterilise medical equipment histopathology monitor stock level maintain healthcare user data confidentiality clinical cytology microscopic techniques data protection virology paediatric phlebotomy procedures biological chemistry work with chemicals clinical biochemistry