Assistant Clinical Lab Operations Manager (#RH4080)
$54.59-$66.35 Hourly / $9,462.30-$11,501.49 Monthly / $113,547.66-$138,017.90 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible supervisory and information systems activities and assists in the management of the San Joaquin General Hospital Laboratory Department; develops and coordinates the implementation and maintenance of the Laboratory Information Systems functions and activities; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the Assistant Director level class in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist series. An incumbent of this class assists in the management and supervision of hospital based clinical laboratory staff, resources and services. An incumbent is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, analyzing and maintaining laboratory information systems functions and activities. An incumbent acts as liaison between the Hospital Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems Department. Direction is received from the Laboratory Operations Manager and/or administrative staff.


  • Assists in the management of the San Joaquin General Hospital clinical laboratory operations; selects, trains, assigns, coordinates the work of, supervises, and evaluates subordinate professional, paraprofessional and clerical personnel; may perform the most difficult tests and/or procedures.
  • Plans, develops, maintains, analyzes computerized laboratory information systems operations; maintains, reviews and edits system databases; develops system parameters and procedures to optimize workflow; assists in the development and maintenance of the department charges for services; acts as liaison between the laboratory information system and the Information Systems Department to facilitate systems development installation and analysis, and hardware and software systems support.
  • Develops, implements, and enforces laboratory information systems operational policies and procedures for staff use; trains and provides technical support to hospital laboratory and pathology staff and other laboratory information systems end users.
  • Initiates and/or participates in quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement activities in order to assure compliance with State and regulatory regulations and standards.
  • Participates in the preparation of the department budget; may authorize expenditures; may recommend equipment and supply levels.
  • Designs and supervises the maintenance and distribution of technical, statistical and financial batch reporting for the Laboratory to Hospital staff, providers and external agencies, as necessary; maintains archived patient results.
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences or related field.    


Experience: One year experience as a Clinical Laboratory Technician III or equivalent classification in San Joaquin County. 


Experience: Four years experience as a clinical laboratory scientist, medical technologist, clinical microbiologist, or public health microbiologist including one year of experience supervising a major function or unit in a licensed clinical laboratory, hospital, clinic or approved public health laboratory.



Licenses/Certificates: Possession of a valid license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or certification as a Public Health Microbiologist issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services.


The principles, methods, materials, techniques and terminology of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, immunohematology and clinical developments, current literature and sources of information in medical technology; Laboratory result reporting information systems; techniques of personnel management and effective supervision; manpower planning and utilization; hospital and/or public health practices and procedures; universal infection control practices; state and federal regulations related to the operation of clinical or public health laboratories; statistical methodologies utilized in clinical laboratory quality control procedures; basic client server technology; LAN and WAN configurations.


Plan and organize the activities of laboratory services; supervise and participate in the performance of clinical and/or public health laboratory tests and procedures with skill and accuracy; develop and implement information systems; plan, manage and coordinate the daily and long-term Lab programs, functions and services in coordination with the information systems department; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff and/or public health staff, and others; make accurate observations and records of test results; interpret test data and draw logical conclusions; correlate test results and evaluate validity; issue oral and written directives of a technical nature; maintain quality and quantity of laboratory output; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; evaluate the work of others; prepare and present written and oral reports; interpret and implement technical information and state and regulatory standards; supervise and direct the work of technical and operations employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Mobility-Frequent operating keyboard, standing for long periods, walking; occasional sitting for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, climbing stairs;  Lifting-Frequent lifting 5 pounds or less; occasional lifting 5 to 30 pounds, lifting 30-70 pounds;  Vision-Frequent overall vision, eye/hand coordination, reading/close-up work, field of vision/peripheral; occasional color perception, depth perception;  Dexterity-Frequent reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, writing; occasional holding;  Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone, talking in person, talking on the telephone; occasional hearing faint sounds;  Emotional/Psychological-Constant decision making, concentration, working alone; frequent public contact, overtime/travel; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, death, exposure to hazardous materials, working weekends/nights;  Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold, heat (indoor), hazardous materials.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH4080; EST: 7/12/2000;