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Manager - Laboratory Medicine - Medical Center

Job Ref: 23867

Talent Area: Laboratory

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Outpatient Laboratory

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift


Work Week

M - F

Talent Area


Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

This position exists to ensure the delivery of quality laboratory services in an efficient and effective manner meeting the needs of patients and attending clinical staff.  Under general direction is responsible for functional and operational aspects of a laboratory section.  Provides leadership, guidance and direction to staff.  Maintains accountability for the level of the section’s performance and results. Responsible for quality, functional excellence and contribution to accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives.


1.    Participates in planning, budgeting and general management efforts for Laboratory Medicine of which the section is a part and stays within budget.

2.    Plans and organizes day-to-day operations, schedule and activites of the section.

3.    Sets priorities and functional standards giving direction to staff as necessary.

4.    Organizes, oversees and leads work efforts as appropriate to ensure the best possible delivery of laboratory service and high customer/patient satisfaction.

5.    Makes and executes decisions within delegated authority.  Surfaces issues to management for resolution as appropirate.  Participates in resolving issues outside delegated scope of authority.

6.    Provides the leadership to have a competent and satisfied employee group by doing timely performance appraisals, providing development and mentoring of subordinates and staff.  Develops subordinates to perform these same functions.

7.    Hires, coaches, trains, disciplines and terminates staff as necessary.  Develops subordinates to perform these functions.

8.    Ensures that the laboratory meets quality standards of CLIA, CAP, AABB, ASHI and JCAHO, and that business practices comply with federal and state law.

9.    Demononstrates the components of the I CARE values.

10.  Maintains balance in their job to insure that they are taking care of themselves.

11.  Performs other related work as required.


  • Bachelor's degree relevant to function managed. 
  • Must be certified as either a Medical Technologist by the Board of Registry (ASCP) or CHT by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ABHI). 


  • Five to six years of progressively responsible staff experience in a large hospital laboratory, with one to two years of experience in supervision or as a team leader preferred.


  • Must be certified as a Medical Technologist by the Board of Registry (ASCP) or CHT by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ABHI).
  • Additional specialty certification by the Board of Registry (ASCP) is preferred.


  • Knowledge of the functional discipline to be managed.
  • Knowledge of managerial principles, process and procedures.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships as required in the operating environment.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and delegating functional activities.
  • Skill in coaching, counseling and developing the functional and supervisory skills of others.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.


  • Reasonable accommodation will be made to these requirements to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this work as required.


  • Varies by assignment.  Indoor work.  Normal hospital laboratories with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.
  • Department provides patient care services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
  • Managers must rotate on-call, and must be available by pager. 
  • Depending on the hours of operation of the laboratory section managed, Manager may need to be at work during second and third shifts and on weekends.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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