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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #6172 - Laboratory Manager
  Category: Professional/Management
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Administration Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 12/23/2013
  End Date: 1/6/2014

 Additional Information 
  Degree Required: Associate
  Years of Work Experience: 9

 Job Description 
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the nation's sixth largest transportation system with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.

We're looking for a Laboratory Manager in the Medical Department located in our center city Philadelphia headquarters.

If you have an Associate Degree in a medical, science, or business-related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of nine (9) years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Assistant required, which includes a minimum of five (5) years of outpatient collection site experience, you may be the very person we're looking for!

The salary range is between 62K and 77K.


Responsible for all phases of collection site staffing, operations, and employee services within the collection site.


1. Ensures 24 hour/7-day efficient and responsive operation of SEPTA's collection site, maintains compliance with state and federal regulations, labor agreements, and Authority policy. Identifies and corrects operational problems in providing fitness for duty services to applicants, employees, and contractors.

2. Serves as the program manager for SEPTA's Drug Free Workplace Program. Serves as SEPTA's Designated Employee Representative.

3. Ensures delivery of services required for implementation of the Authority's (and contractors) drug and alcohol testing program, such as (but not limited to) supervisor notification of donor selection for random and/or follow-up testing; maintaining contact lists; delivery of chain of custody documentation, test results, and collection control reports to employer and/or medical review officers.

4. Identifies collection site services that need to be provided, ensures that the collection site is properly equipped for the services being rendered and anticipated volumes. Requisitions new equipment as required. Ensures that all clinical equipment is properly maintained, calibrated and certified as required, and replaced as appropriate. Maintains inventory of goods and services needed for clinical operations.

5. Trains, directs, and supervises clinical personnel. Maintains staff schedules as required to provide around-the-clock collection service. Performs time-keeping for subordinates; prepares and submits payroll documentation.

6. Provides liaison for the collection site among employees, management and unions. Represents the Medical Department in matters involving fitness for duty service, vendors and record keeping.

7. Ensures proper record keeping and record retention.

8. Performs other duties as required and assigned.


Associates Degree in a medical, science, or business-related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of nine (9) years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Assistant required, which includes a minimum of five (5) years of outpatient collection site experience.

An equivalent combination of experience and education (i.e., two (2) years of related experience, equating to one (1) year of formal post high school education) may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.

Must be proficient in the use of basic and medical office equipment including occupational vision tester, electrocardiograph, audiometer, and spirometer.

Certification as a Spirometry, Audiometry, and Breath Alcohol Technician preferred. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation preferred. Designated Employer Representative preferred.

Must be familiar with all applicable DOT, FTA, FRA, and FMCSA regulations.

Must be proficient with a personal computer, the current Microsoft Windows operating system, and standard business of software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and database software such as Microsoft Access.

If not currently certified, candidate must become certified as a Spirometry, Audiometry, Breath Alcohol Technician; must become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and must become trained as a Designated Employer Representative within 6 months of hire in order to maintain continued employment with SEPTA.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

SEPTA serves Philadelphia, the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery as well as many parts of Delaware and New Jersey. One of Delaware Valley's largest employers, SEPTA is proud of its workforce numbering over 9,000. Our dedicated employees work diligently as a team to provide consistent, reliable and safe transportation service to over 300 million passengers annually.

If you wish to apply for this position, just click on the "Apply to This Job" link at the top and bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

SEPTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.