Anatomic Pathology Mgr in Vancouver, WA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

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    400 Northeast Mother Joseph Place
    Vancouver, WA
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Job Description

Anatomic Pathology Mgr - Vancouver, WA - Monday - Friday

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.


The Anatomic Pathology Manager has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all technical and/or operational activities and non-pathologist staff members in an Anatomic Pathology laboratory.  Individual must possess the ability to drive high quality results in a safe working environment.  Individual must value integrity and operate the Anatomic Pathology laboratory in an efficient, economical and businesslike manner.


  1. Plans, assigns, and directs work in the Cytology and Histology laboratories.  Serves as liaison with other areas as needed. Specifically serves as liaison between Anatomic Pathology laboratory and Pathologists. Helps ensure that all applicable procedures are followed.
  2. Mentors and supports direct reports, i.e. Supervisors, QA Specialists and Safety Coordinators in their responsibilities and functions, ensuring they receive training in supervisory skill development.  Identifies and implements training programs as necessary.  Mentors and supports all staff within department.
  3. Defines, coordinates, and monitors quality assurance programs in cooperation with the Quality Assurance Specialist.  Ensures quality control and compliance procedures are followed and QC reports are up to date.  Oversee plans and preparations for inspections.
  4. Oversees staffing of all personnel in the Anatomic Pathology laboratory.  Effectively maintains quality staffing by interviewing, hiring, training and providing staff development through performance evaluation and corrective counseling.
  5. Identifies future needs in terms of staff, equipment, and facilities.  Submits appropriate documentation for procurement of such.
  6. Reviews test performance, drives process and project management, and prepares and submits required reports to meet established deadlines.
  7. Manages test database.  Ensures departmental standard operating procedures and database accurately reflects the current process.
  8. Coordinates R&D activities as related to operations and actively participates on subspecialty committees, corporate committees, and business unit committees as needed.
  9. Develops annual budget and manages department costs and resources to adhere to budget.
  10. Resolves problems through interaction with clients via phone calls or other means of communication.
  11. Defines, coordinates and monitors EHS programs and supervises activities of the Department Safety Coordinator.  Ensures EHS regulatory standards and safety procedures are followed.  Oversees plans and preparations for inspections.
  12. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA, and CAP regulations.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by leadership or as business needs dictate.

Functional Lominger Skills
Strategic –
  • Must make good and timely decisions based on mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment
  • Must be open to change and enjoy challenge
  • Must learn quickly and analyze past events
  • Must have sense of managing creative process in others with judgment on which suggestions will work

  • Must focus on critical issues and know what issues will progress the business goals
  • Comfortable with delegation while sharing responsibility and accountability
  • Provides development plans with challenging tasks and assignments
  • Must hold regularly scheduled developmental discussions
  • Must provide timely information and tools to employee enabling job performance
  • Must set clear objective and measures with designed feedback

Education Preferred:
BS degree in Biological/Physical sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work Experience:
Minimum of 8 years AP laboratory experience with at least 5-7 years of direct supervisory experience in an Anatomic Pathology laboratory.

Other: Must have proven leadership, interpersonal skills and technical knowledge, strong organization and planning skills.