Ley Laboratory Manager
Ithaca, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

Cornell Health is a fully accredited ambulatory care college health center committed to providing integrated and culturally-sensitive mental health, medical, health promotion, public health, student accommodations, and occupational medicine care and services. Dually focused on holistic health of Cornell students and well-being of the larger campus community, the unit supports readiness to learn, to participate fully in the Cornell experience, and to achieve academic, work, and life success. Cornell Health benefits from many resources, most importantly including the more than 200 stellar individuals who compose the amazing Cornell Health team, as well as a $32M operating budget, an award-winning new building that was designed to facilitate interdepartmental collaboration, and an excellent reputation on campus, locally, and in the field of college health. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership, and is committed to an ongoing journey toward integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.

Cornell Health's Medical Department aims to provide collaborative, innovative, vibrant, holistic clinical care for patients' biopsychosocial needs. We offer services with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, encouraging each team member to utilize their professional skills and personal compassion to care for an individual's needs. We aspire to provide care as a Patient Centered Medical Home, a model of primary care tailored to the urgent and long-term needs of each person. We care for any person with any problem and welcome all members of our diverse community to our team and services. Cornell Health, by organizational necessity, requires collaborative and attitudinal skills that foster enthusiasm, professional and personal growth, cooperation, mutually respectful communication, flexibility, initiative and adaptability.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The Lab Manager of the Ley Laboratory at Cornell Health is part of a larger health care team serving the medical needs of the Cornell University community. A significant amount of the Lab Manager's role consists of administrative and management responsibilities, including system and data management, liaising with the Lab Director on regulatory and operational issues, and establishing and overseeing department policies and procedures in partnership with Medical leadership at Cornell Health and in compliance with NYS regulations. The Lab Manager supervises a team of NYS licensed clinical laboratory technologists, a medical technologist assistant, phlebotomists, an administrative assistant, and several per diem employees, providing general oversight of lab operations and personnel management. Ensuring compliance with NYS DOH regulations for Clinical Laboratory Licensing and serving as Quality Systems Manager as defined by NYS laboratory personnel standards are a critical part of this position. Reporting to the Director of Medical Services, the Lab Manager contributes to the functioning of a vibrant, innovative, collaborative, inter-professional Department of Medical Services composed of clinicians (MD/DO/PA/NP), nursing (RN/LPN/CMA), administrative support, lab, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy professionals.

Additionally, the Lab Manager serves as a back-up Medical Technologist, working and maintaining competencies in all laboratory sections including, but not limited to: Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Immunology, and Phlebotomy, with the expertise and experience necessary to assume the lead role in any section as needed. In this function, the Lab Manager works independently to process lab specimens in support of patient care, uses computer programs for specimen accession, data entry, and information retrieval, and troubleshoots analyzer malfunctions as needed. Responsibilities include performing miscellaneous technical duties and general laboratory support functions as the need arises.

Success Factors

The Lab Manager will perform their duties with a constant sense of service to both internal customers (staff and colleagues within Cornell Health) and external customers (patients seeking health care), comply with all current NYS, CLIA, CDC, and all other regulations governing Ley Clinical Laboratory operations, and pursue continuing education in laboratory skills to maintain a current understanding of all areas of the laboratory. As a resource for patients at Cornell Health, excellent problem-solving skills and professional judgement are necessary to determine appropriate solutions for issues that may arise. In their role as a leader in the unit, the Lab Manager will operate with a high level of independence and lead by example, to provide strong supervisory support to their team and collaborate effectively with other Medical Services leaders.

Please note: Annual Health and Safety including confidentiality training is provided annually by Cornell Health. This position is OSHA category BBP2, TB2, ERG2. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years' of relevant experience working as a supervisor in a laboratory setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Licensed by NYSED as a Medical Technologist, plus a minimum of 12 months training in an ASCP- accredited hospital program. Completion of 12 continuing education requirements to maintain Medical Technologist registration and licensing.
  • Clinical proficiency, efficiency and strong technical skills in all facets of laboratory competencies, including but not limited to Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Immunology, and Phlebotomy
  • Ability to be a positive contributor to and leader of a team-based inter-professional environment with an innovative, improvement-oriented culture.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with fairness and consistency and diffuse emergency situations with a strong, yet compassionate, approach.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience and/or interest in working in a college-health setting is preferred

University Job Title:

Medical Technology Manager I



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Contact Name:

Cutter Cramton

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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