K.A. Recruiting

Laboratory Manager (blood bank)

San Francisco, CA 94110

Job Type: Laboratory Jobs (Lab Management) Job Number: KD415201

Job Description

Seeking a Full Time Laboratory Manager in the San Francisco area!


-Candidate must have strong blood bank / immunohematology experience. SBB Preferred, CA CLS License required. 

-Join a leading company in the blood bank industry! A globally recognized leader in transfusion medicine!


Primary Purpose

Under limited direction, this position is responsible for managing the overall activities and providing skilled technical oversight in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.

Duties And Responsibilities

    • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
    • Assures quality customer service to all customers.
    • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates performance of assigned personnel. Identifies and effectively resolves personnel issues.
    • Oversees all testing procedures (including quality control testing) to ensure compliance with practices, regulations, and/or any agreements/contracts.
    • Reviews and updates policies, protocols, and procedure manuals to ensure compliance with policies and accrediting agencies.
    • Maintains statistical information and reports of test data and quality control. Prepares activity reports and interprets, prepares and distributes statistical data regarding the laboratory. Ensures corrective action is implemented and brings issues to the attention of management.
    • Identifies and resolves problems related to equipment, computer software and hardware, test systems, reagent and technical issues within area(s) of responsibility. Ensures appropriate preventive maintenance and repair is performed on all technical equipment.
    • Manages the ongoing technical and professional development of staff.
    • with management of the design, evaluation, implementation, and ongoing improvement of new testing methods, clinical evaluations and research projects, to increase efficiency.
    • Is responsible for oversight of supply and reagent inventory.
    • Leads or participates on process improvement teams.
    • Assists with developing and monitoring assigned budget.
    • Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.




    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Master's degree preferred.
    • Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required.


Licenses/ Certifications

    • Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)
      • Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) certification required.
      • CA CLS/MT required.



    • Seven years clinical laboratory experience required. To include:
      • Three years supervisory experience.
      • Previous supervisory experience and experience in molecular techniques, immunohematology/ IRL techniques, automated testing preferred.



  • Ability to promote a work team environment and participate as an active team member.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Good supervisory skills with the ability to effectively utilize and develop personnel to execute job tasks.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action which may be under strict deadlines. Capable of handling responsibility for timely volume of component production.
  • Ability to conceptualize computer software applications and computer equipment automation.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.
  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to retrieve data.



For more details please submit your resume! You can also send it directly to Kristin@ka-recruiting.com



Additional Information

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Kristin Darsch
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