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in Austin, TX

Hours Full-time
Location Austin, Texas

About this job

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Position Summary:

Sonic Reference Laboratory is the esoteric testing wing for Sonic Healthcare USA. We perform specialized assays that hospital and main laboratories do not. As the manager of the Core Laboratory you will supervise testing in the following areas:  general chemistry, electrochemiluminescent immunoassays, special coagulation, isoenzyme electrophoresis, IFA, and ELISA.  The Core Laboratory is a change of pace from the high stress hospital laboratory or overnight shift.  You will gain new experiences with a unique test menu within a culture of quality where we focus on lean processes to facilitate continuous improvement.   We pride ourselves on a work environment dedicated to mutual respect where trust and team spirit are an integral part of our daily routine. 

Responsible for the safety, competency, evaluation, hiring, training, discipline, procurement, and continuing education of laboratory personnel.  Acts as liaison between laboratory personnel and upper management.  Coordinates all vendor/laboratory activities. Develops QA/QC policies as appropriate for clinical workflow processes. Ensures regulatory compliance of laboratory procedures and processes for CAP, CLIA, and State agencies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates the procurement of Clinical Laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Monitors standing orders, negotiates supply contracts, continually evaluates pricing and terminates agreements with vendors.  Supervise and control inventory distribution
  • Identifies laboratory needs for equipment and staffing
  • Ensures all personnel are continuously informed of changes in SOPs and company processes
  • Self-education in regard to developments in the laboratory field
  • Evaluates employees’ work performance and documents performance, training, and disciplinary actions
  • Responsible for the initiation, design, and completion of special projects, process improvements or new method implementation in the Clinical Laboratory
  • Monthly QC/QA document review on all analyzers, bench procedures, and log sheets
  • Initiates and participates in laboratory monthly meetings
  • Ensures a clean and safe environment for all Clinical Laboratory personnel
  • Enforces universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment for laboratory personnel
  • Develops and follows continuing education program for Clinical Laboratory employees as required by CAP and State clinical regulatory guidelines
  • Ensures all workflow processes are completed within acceptable time frames
  • Ensures CAP/State regulatory compliance is met for all applicable areas
  • Prepares for and participates in CAP/State regulatory inspection, provides required documents and responses to investigators’ requested items
  • Responsible for the maintenance and organization of all documentation generated by the laboratory
  • Prepare new SOPs; review and update existing SOPs

Education and Experience:


  • B.S. degree in Medical Technology or Chemistry/Biology


  • 10 years of pertinent laboratory experience WITH at least 2 years’ of specific experience in the following disciplines: clinical chemistry, immunology and/or endocrinology
  • Two (2) years’ of lab management/supervision

Licensure and Certifications:


  • N/A


  • Certified as Medical Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist, by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) OR equivalent certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability amongst diverse groups
  • Reliable professional and positive attitude, inspires positivity in other
  • Advanced knowledge in chemistry, coagulation, and immunochemistry techniques, equipment, and methods
  • Ability to coordinate and effectively represent the company to vendor representatives
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to collect and analyze data using graphs, tables, charts, and mathematical calculations
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Familiar with informatics and data workflows; a demonstrated ability to work with IT and other technical personnel
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and dynamic priorities/deadlines
  • Experienced with clinical lab regulations & Audits (CLIA, CAP, ISO, NY State) and GDP policies
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and manage stress appropriately
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Sonic Reference Laboratory, Inc

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.