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Manager Lab Operations - Microbiology

Req #: 8773
Entity: Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Laboratory
Shift: Primarily Mon - Fri / 8AM - 5PM
Union Position: No
FTE: 1.000000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: Depending on qualifications

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Manager Lab Operations - Microbiology


Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence

Medical Excellence

Our many accolades speak volumes about our commitment to quality and positive patient outcomes and directly reflect our employee's passion for the communities we serve. These accolades include:

  • IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems award in 2021. We've earned this recognition for nine years in a row.
  • For the eighth time, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list for 2021.
  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center was also recognized as Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals list in 2021.
  • All three of our hospitals received a CMS five-star rating in 2021.
  • Asante was named one of America's Best in State Employers by Forbes in 2020 and 2021.

A $1 Billion Investment in our Community

Over the next 10 years, Asante is embarking on its largest growth and development plan yet. It includes a $1 billion investment in the community for new construction, renovation, deferred maintenance, planned replacement, equipment and information technology.

Our expansion plans include the following:

  • A new, 323,600-square-foot patient pavilion of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The addition will make more space available for people needing emergency care, women's and children's services, heart care and surgery. Construction on the $420 million addition began Nov. 1, 2020, with completion in early 2023. Expansion of the Emergency Department, site development and other renovations are included in the cost.
  • A new regional cancer center near the Asante Rogue Regional campus. The nearly 80,000-square-foot Heimann Cancer Center will house all outpatient cancer services for one-stop patient convenience, including radiation therapy, infusion services, education and support services. The $64 million project began in February 2020 and was completed in January 2022. It joins the Spears Cancer Center in Grants Pass as part of the Asante Regional Cancer Institute.
  • A 24,000 square foot expansion at the Spears Cancer Center on the campus of Asante Three Rivers. The 35,000-square-foot Spears Cancer Center will house all outpatient cancer services for one-stop patient convenience, including radiation therapy, infusion, lab and pharmacy services. The estimated cost is $15.2 million, and construction was completed in November 2021. It joins the Heimann Cancer Center in Medford as part of the Asante Regional Cancer Institute.
  • An expansion and renovation of the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center Emergency Department to accommodate the growing number of people seeking care. Treating more than 41,000 patients annually, the ED added 11 beds and doubled in size. The $12.7 million project was completed in December 2020.
  • An expansion for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center's inpatient behavioral health unit from 18 to 24 beds to address the growing need for acute mental health care. The $6.8 million project was completed in spring 2020 and includes a courtyard garden and calming spaces for patients.

Manager of Lab Operation for Microbiology at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (ARRMC) Position Overview

Under the direction of and based on assignments and objectives received typically from Laboratory Director, the Lab Manager of Operations establishes objectives to achieve assignments and goals of areas of responsibility. Also manages use of resources within budget parameters and achievement of established objectives.

Asante performs more than two million lab tests per year - all in close partnership with our 24-hour teams including: blood banking, anatomic pathology, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, parasitology, serology and virology. With our advanced laboratory services featuring the latest technology, our lab offers automation, molecular diagnostic testing, a full-scale microbiology department and large, esoteric test menu.

Our lab professionals all work together with quality in mind. With close attention to detail, we monitor our entire process from the initial request we receive through the quick results we provide. To ensure high quality is always at our core, Asante Laboratory Services participates in extensive accreditation programs, including the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and the FDA. Asante laboratories are licensed under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and accredited through CAP.

The lab at ARRMC features the following equipment: Total Lab Automation (one of the first sites in the state to offer this feature) Misys LIS; DXC 800; LX 20; DXI; LH 750; Advance; ProVue Automation available in Blood Bank; Automated MIC and Blood Culture Instrumentation in Microbiology.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, Laboratory Medicine, or related science is required

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a clinical and or pathology laboratory to include 3 years of leadership experience

Licensure/Certifications

  • MLS : Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certified by the ASCP Board of Certification, or equivalent (MT by AMT), is required

What We Offer

  • Competitive starting wage
  • Bonus Incentive Plan
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness
  • Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution
  • Generous Earned Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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