The Pulmonary Function Laboratory Program Manager directs the operational and administrative activities of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory(s) at JHH, JHBMC, and Green Spring Station, including management of both the technical and administrative staff. The position focuses primarily on quality and safety of service while maximizing throughput and efficiency. The position develops and implements laboratory policies and procedures, coordinates laboratory activities across inpatient and outpatient laboratories, maintains quality assurance programs, insures compliance with The Joint Commission, institutional, and governmental policies and regulations, performs pulmonary function testing, and oversees all laboratory administrative tasks including staffing, scheduling, billing, reporting, purchasing, and budgeting.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Oversees the day to day operations at all locations. Assures that the laboratories are appropriately staffed to meet the operational needs. Prepares staff schedules and flexes staff across campuses to insure adequate technical coverage. Consistently seeks to improve work processes, quality and safety, and insure workflow efficiencies. Works with administrative and physician leadership to establish policies and procedures. Maintains a laboratory Standard Operating Procedure manual. Conducts monthly staff meetings.
Works with staff and medical leadership to provide enhanced technical support and improve technical expertise. Backs up technical staff to maintain patient flow by performing both routine and complex pulmonary function testing such as cardiopulmonary exercise testing and bronchial challenge testing.
Works in conjunction with the Pulmonary division to coordinate Laboratory activities with other JHM areas including physicians and staff of Pulmonary Medicine clinics, the Adult Medicine operation, the Bayview Ambulatory operation, Green Spring Station, and the inpatient units.
Serves in a liaison role with Patient Access to monitor appointment scheduling and template management.
Supervises the Laboratory's staff comprising both technician (11 FTE's) and administrative staff (2 FTE's) including posting positions; interviewing; hiring; training; ensuring competencies and compliance with safety, infection control, and patient privacy standards; annual performance reviews; discipline; terminations; and, all other Human Resource related activities. Coordinates efforts with the division's human resources representative.
Insures all PFT equipment is in good repair. Monitor equipment preventive maintenance contracts. Assist staff with minor troubleshooting and repair.
Develops and monitors the operating budget for the laboratories. Work with JHH and JHBMC Clinical Directors and DOM Leadership and Finance to assess capital equipment requests and budgets. Responsible for supply chain management to address equipment and supply needs as well as implement expense controls.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Requires high school diploma/GED. Bachelors or Master's degree desirable.
Thorough familiarity with current ATS standards for pulmonary function testing.
Eligible or possession of the RRT or RPFT credential (or equivalent).
Five years' experience in a pulmonary function or cardiopulmonary laboratory
Other combination of education and experience demonstrating comprehensive understanding of pulmonary function testing and a high degree of independent problem solving.
Excellent computer skills to insure management of budgets and spreadsheets. Competence using an Electronic Health Record. Computer skills needed to maintain and troubleshoot PFT equipment.
Preferred: Experience in an academic medical center. Experience supervising a pulmonary function laboratory.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: (See minimum qualifications)
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to life 15 pounds
Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): Technician staff of approximately 11 FTE's and administrative staff of 2 FTE's
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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