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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Mgr,Medical Lab
Position Classification Code: G3024
Job Family: Auxiliary
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under limited supervision, directs and oversees the functions of the medical lab. Directs activities of workers engaged in performing a range of specified laboratory tests for use in clinical assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and/or other specified medical conditions.
Standard Duties:
Plans and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the laboratory, including budgeting, program management, staffing, training and supervision, and scheduling. Develops quality standards and programs; monitors and maintains quality of laboratory operations and performance of laboratory staff in compliance with accreditation standards, safety and environmental regulations, and other applicable requirements. Develops and evaluates laboratory methodologies, protocols, and techniques in area of clinical specialty. Develops, implements, monitors, and utilizes appropriate systems for specimen collection, processing, testing, recording of results, and quality control. Performs and oversees the clinical testing; reviews all test results to ensure cost-contained, expeditious testing, and continuous quality control. Supervises personnel which includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution. Develops, implements, and evaluates quality assurance programs, provides corrective action and documentation, and prepares periodic quality assurance reports. Maintains and oversees maintenance of test equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy and efficient performance. Is the senior information/technical resource on testing methods and procedures and laboratory operations, safety, and training. Coordinates education and training programs. May provide on-call for emergency testing services. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and procedures. Knowledge of tissue culture procedures and techniques. Knowledge of sterile procedures.
Records maintenance skills. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to perform complex, advanced clinical procedures and to effect appropriate modifications to existing procedures. Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards. Ability to perform a range of clinical laboratory tests and chemical analyses on biological samples. Ability to analyze, verify and manipulate clinical and/or laboratory data. Ability to provide technical guidance, leadership, and instruction to students and lower level professional staff within area of expertise. Ability to independently assess clinical test results and recommend appropriate additional tests and procedures to medical staff. Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective procedures and modifications.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Certified Medical Technologist (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Supervisor (NCA)
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-