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Becoming a New Lab Manager-Responsibilities, Priorities, and Scope

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/28/2022)
Presented by Sarah Matthews, MLS(ASCP)CM

The scope of what a new lab manager does is broader than most people realize. It also requires more emotional intelligence and the ability to influence and persuade at a hospital level and beyond. This presentation will provide guidance on the most important parts of our job as lab managers and share ways to prioritize our responsibilities.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List their top priorities in their lab and the reasoning for placing them in that order.
  • Summarize emotional intelligence and identify their own strengths and weaknesses in that regard.
  • Summarize what a business case analysis is and how to use it to convince others of what your lab needs.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of ADM (Administration) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.