Lab Manager - Nursing, EMS, RT, Vet Tech, CE

  • Dallas College
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 21, 2022
Full time Nursing Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description

Working Title

Lab Manager

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Salary Range (Full-Time)

$53,000 - $84,800 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

$25.48 per hour

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Position Summary

Dallas College seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to play an important role in the design, development, and launch of the seven new Dallas College academic schools (the Schools). The Lab Manager will serve within one of the Dallas College academic Schools. Dallas College is establishing the Schools with a new, ambitious academic framework to ensure the Schools align with the North Texas region’s workforce and industry needs to ensure graduates’ success in their careers.

The Lab Manager will report to the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Vice Provost. The Lab Manager is responsible for overseeing the operation of one or more laboratories through collaboration with faculty and staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Understanding of laboratory operations, laboratory information systems (software and hardware), and laboratory equipment in one or more discipline areas within the School.
• Able to instruct credit classes in one or more discipline areas within the School for which they are credentialed to teach.
• Strong collaborator who can work with a cross-functional team to accomplish goals.
• Ability to think strategically and innovatively creating realistic plans and workflows. Must be able to manage multiple projects and possess strong analytical skills and organizational skills. Demonstrates high a high degree of proficiency in performing job assignments within allotted times.
• Recognizes opportunities to apply quality improvement principles in daily activities. Researches, evaluates and recommends new lab equipment, systems, and materials.
• Able to identify problems, involve others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions and responds quickly to new challenges.
• Develops methods to organize workflow to ensure quality, precision and timeliness of outputs.
• Advanced ability to use computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.
• Utilizes excellent interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders and constituents in the Dallas College community network.
• Must be able to comply with district policies/procedures as well as applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
• Must complete required Professional Development training hours per academic year.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

• Lab Managers must be eligible to teach in one or more of the programs in which they serve.
• Non-transferrable Programs:
o Bachelor’s degree in related field plus three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year of demonstrated teaching experience and one (1) year of supervisory or team lead experience, or
o Associates degree in related field plus three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year of demonstrated teaching experience and one (1) year of supervisory or team lead experience.
o Applicable degree above is dependent upon teaching discipline and will be designated at time of job posting.
• Transferrable Programs:
o Master’s degree in related field or Master’s degree with 18 hours in teaching discipline; three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year of demonstrated teaching experience and one (1) year of supervisory or team lead experience.
• Official transcripts are required. Some positions may require specific state licensed/certifications depending on the discipline. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Lab Manager include (but are not limited to):
• Manages several laboratory areas including supervision of Laboratory Specialists or other staff.
• Ensure compliance to laboratory safety rules and regulations, including health and safety policies, and college, state and federal policies.
• Assists with the testing and evaluation of new technologies. Recommends the purchase of equipment and information systems (software and hardware).
• Develops comprehensive inventory system for efficient tracking of equipment, tools and supplies for one or more laboratories.
• Responsible for reports, proposals and recommendations related to lab functions.
• Develop strategic plan for laboratory services to support existing and new programs.
• Prepares budget requests and manages approved budget.
• Manages the preparation and maintenance of reports necessary to carry out the functions of laboratory support. Collects and maintains data needed to evaluate service usage and customer satisfaction. Prepares periodic reports, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
• Build, maintain and encourage productive working relationships with faculty and ensure that laboratory support is coordinated to meet instructional and other needs.
• Keeps up to date on the professional and technical aspects on the job.
• Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
Reports to: Dean of Academic Affairs or Vice Provost

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

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