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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Pathology is seeking a Healthcare Administrative Manager Intermediate. The chosen individual will manage the operational and personnel activities of the Microbiology, Immunology and Special Chemistry Laboratories.  Involvement in laboratory technical, regulatory, and compliance matters will also be expected.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


  1. Plan, assign, and evaluate the work of clinical laboratory staff.
  2. Review, endorse, and recommend employment, promotions, and salary increases for laboratory staff.
  3. Responsible for oversight along with implementation of education and training programs for laboratory staff.
  4. Ensure compliance with equal opportunity employment and employee safety programs.
  5. Responsible for the resolution of employee complaints and grievances.
  6. Ensure laboratory compliance with all regulatory and licensing standards.
  7. Participate in the design and implementation of the quality assurance and continuous improvement programs for the clinical laboratory.
  8. Collaborate with team to continuously improve laboratory operations through workflow assessment, redesign, and reengineering.
  9. Prioritize laboratory projects based on impact and resource availability (e.g. fiscal, process improvement, and patient safety)
  10. Coordinate information technology functions as related to lab test ordering, resulting, and test builds.
  11. Collaborate with laboratory medical and operations directors in the selection and evaluation of new analyzers, equipment, and supplies, and oversee the validation/verification of new tests and equipment
  12. Responsible for development of policies and procedures in coordination with technical staff and medical leadership. 
  13. Work with laboratory medical and operations to prepare budget, testing projection, and staffing reports.
  14. Represent the laboratory at departmental, hospital, and regional meetings as deemed appropriate by the Clinical Pathology Operations Director and medical leadership.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

  1. Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science, equivalent laboratory science, or in a chemical, physical or biological science.
  2. Combination of education, experience, and certification that meets all accreditation requirements according to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
  3. Qualifications to fill CLIA role of General Supervisor.
  4. Extensive laboratory supervisory and management experience.
  5. Thorough knowledge of laboratory regulatory and compliance requirements.
  6. Experience with implementing and monitoring quality assurance plans.
  7. Working knowledge of laboratory information systems.
  8. Experience:
    • Minimum of 10 years supervisory/management experience in a clinical laboratory discipline to be eligible for the Administrative Manager Intermediate
    • A minimum of 5 years is required to be eligible for the Administrative Manager Associate.

Desired Qualifications*

  1. Certification by an accrediting agency such as the Board of Certification (BOC).
  2. Evidence of excellent communication, process improvement, change management, and team building skills.
  3. Critical thinking skills and project management experience.
  4. Ability to function independently with demonstrated leadership experience.
  5. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  6. Evidence of Lean/Six Sigma education or certification.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.