Laboratory Manager

  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  • Barrie, ON, Canada
  • Jul 16, 2018
Full time Manager

Job Description

By providing exceptional leadership, the Laboratory Manager supports the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) strategic plan and MY CARE philosophy which includes the:

  • Vision – Making Each Life Better. Together.
  • Mission – Exceptional Care is Our Passion. Safety is Our Promise
  • Values – Work Together. Respect All. Think Big. Own It. Care.


  • By effectively implementing and maintaining Human Resources systems and practices, the Manager, builds an effective team and fosters a positive work environment within the department.
  • Effectively plans Human Resources requirements, developmental needs and staff selection to provide maximum team effectiveness and departmental service.
  • Develops and approves staff schedules based on patient care needs.
  • Ensures that a contingency plan for staff replacement (e.g. illness) is prepared, maintained and communicated to prevent major impacts on client service.
  • Encourages and facilitates staff involvement in decision-making, equipment purchases and changes in practices/procedures.
  • Facilitates timely and ongoing communication strategies, i.e. staff meetings, bulletin boards, electronically
  • Develops orientation and training plans for new staff.
  • Recognizes staff efforts and achievements.
  • Conducts performance appraisals, disciplinary and attendance reviews


  • Certification in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized post-secondary institute
  • Advanced Registered Technologist certification (ART) or Bachelor of Science required
  • Three to five years related clinical and/or management experience required
  • Active CMLTO Registration required
  • Quality Manager, Quality Auditor or Management System Certification by a recognized institute preferred
  • Completion of Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) management course(s) or equivalent would be an asset
  • Membership and participation in a relevant professional organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ontario Laboratory Accreditation program required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current technologies within the field
  • Excellent human resources management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with staff, physicians, volunteers, patient families, and visitors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at a time in a cost effective manner
  • Ability to perform duties independently and as a team member, with high degree of motivation and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent attendance and schedule flexibility
  • Excellent conflict resolution and change management skills
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet
  • Demonstrated proficiency with keyboarding, Laboratory Information Systems (Meditech preferred), MS Office, internet use and other computer software
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and performing mandatory reviews

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