Manager -Microbiology Laboratory
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Dynacare is currently searching for a Manager-Microbiology Laboratory in Brampton, Ontario.This is a full-time position.
The Manager, Microbiology is accountable for the operation of the Microbiology Department in accordance with Dynacare’s Strategic and Operating Plans. This includes operational management at the employee, administrative and technical levels. Primary functions include ensuring strong, positive employee relations, excellence and quality, efficient utilization of resources and budget implementation. This role is key in fostering a culture of safety, quality and internal and external customer service by developing and initiating programs and policies that consistently promote safety, service, quality and customer satisfaction. This role works very closely with employees and colleagues and is an important member of the Microbiology management team.
Develop, maintain and foster an environment of positive employee relations and strong teamwork while working in compliance with established human resources policies and practices.
Provide managerial leadership to direct reports.
Manage compliance; collection, preparation, and analysis of departmental reports and statistics
Responsible for the scientific and technical functioning of the department
Ensure appropriate methodology and equipment are in place and assists in developing new method or changes in existing methods
Accountable for monitoring a quality control program as per established guidelines
Reviews and interprets QA results, acts to correct any potential violations and recommends corrective action where appropriate
Accountable, as the license holder for Biosecurity and Biosafety, to ensure adequate biosafety practices are in place to avoid potential risks associated with the handling of biological materials, the spread of pathogens and threats of emerging pathogens, and to ensure that biosecurity practices are in place to prevent the misuse or loss of pathogens used and stored at Dynacare.
Manage department requirements; this includes staffing, training, performance evaluation, coaching and recognition.
Encourage trust and open communication by addressing staff concerns and inquiries by investigating and addressing employee issues and concerns in a timely manner.
Assist with the communication of information in a concise and timely manner to all staff regarding policy changes and other pertinent issues
Recommend, implement and monitor departmental procedures, policies and standards.
Effective management of Health and Safety programs to ensure compliance and legislative requirements.
Manage the departmental business planning and goal development process, including developing and executing a one-year business plan.
Develop, recommend and implement strategies, plans and continuous improvement programs that align with the business goals and support the function, department and company objectives.
Reviews the technical problems with Scientific Director, Microbiology.
Undergraduate degree in Microbiology or MLT graduate with minimum 10 years technical experience in bacteriology and Parasitology.
Three to five years previous leadership experience
Knowledge of interpersonal skills and techniques to interact effectively with direct reports and others
Experience in planning, preparing, and devising work schedules.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles and processes for providing customer satisfaction. This includes meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of processes.
In-depth knowledge of statistics and management reports.
Full proficiency with MS Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Experience in applying project management principles and techniques
Ability to effectively manage constraints and competing priorities; ability to multi-task and demonstrated success in both
Strong decision-making ability to effectively manage constraints and competing priorities.
Nice to have:
Lean Six Sigma
Talent Acquisition Specialist