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Job Summary

The Department of Pathology is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Healthcare Administrative Manager Intermediate in the Chemistry laboratory and later in the University Hospital based Core Clinical Laboratory. The chosen individual will manage the operational and personnel activities of a University Hospital based Core Clinical Laboratory (CCL). Primary initial efforts will be focused on managing the chemical pathology laboratory and participating in the planning of a renovation project to develop the CCL. The latter will include playing an active role in selection and implementation of a new chemistry/ immunoassay/hematology automation line and renovation and relocation of the Drug Analysis/Toxicology section. In addition, this position will take the lead role in integrating Chemistry, Hematology, and Specimen Processing into a core laboratory over the next two to three years, and serve as the Administrative Manager of the CCL moving forward.


  • Recommend workflow redesign and reengineering for improved laboratory operations supporting Lean practices.
  • Plan, assign, and evaluate the work of laboratory administrative staff.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of the quality assurance and continuous improvement programs for the laboratory.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and licensing agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with equal opportunity employment and employee safety programs.
  • Coordinate IT functions of the chemistry section and ultimately of the CCL.
  • Participate with laboratory and operations directors in the selection and evaluation of new analyzers, equipment, and supplies.
  • Help lead staff professional and career development programs, including sharing responsibility for the planning and implementation of education and training programs for laboratory staff.
  • Work with operations and laboratory directors to prepare budget plans, projections, and staffing requirement reports.
  • Prioritize projects related to the CCL based on impact, i.e. fiscal, process improvement, and patient safety.
  • Review, endorse and modify the recommended employment, promotions, and salary increases of laboratory administrative staff.
  • Represent the laboratory at departmental, hospital, and regional meetings.
  • Participate in policy planning meetings with faculty and medical staff.
  • Participate in the resolution of employee complaints and grievances.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must have:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or in a chemical, physical or biological science.
  2. Combination of education, experience, and certification that meets all accreditation requirements for the position.
  3. Extensive laboratory supervisory and management experience.
  4. Thorough knowledge of external regulatory requirements.
  5. Working knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems.
  6. Qualifications to fill role of General Supervisor under CLIA.


Desired Qualifications*

  1. Certification by an accrediting agency such as ASCP.
  2. Minimum of 5 years supervisory/management experience in a clinical laboratory discipline.
  3. Evidence of excellent communication, process improvement, change management, and team building skills.
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  5. Evidence of Lean/Six Sigma education or certification.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.