Vanderbilt University Medical Center Manager of Diagnostic Labs-VPLS in Franklin, Tennessee


This manager position will play a key role in the operations and oversight of the VPLS Outreach program. Strong communication and personnel management skills are ea must for this position. Ability to work independently with minimal oversight at multiple off-campus locations.

Position will have office space in Williamson County and VUMC main campus. Duties will require some travel between off campus clinic locations

in the Middle Tennessee area (no overnight travel; mileage is reimbursed)


1. Management of off-campus VPLS phlelobotomy team.

a. Multiple direct and indirect reports

b. Team scheduling, training, competency assessment, and

operations management

2. Primary VPLS liaison for other off campus locations that collect lab samples using clinic staff.

a. Assist clinics in resolving lab collection issues

b. Provide phlebotomy competency assessment and training support for clinic staff

3. VPLS Representative on Lab Safety/Environment of Care Committee

4. Work with VPLS Team to provide other operational support to off-campus clinic locations as appropriate.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) from accredited institution and 6 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Medical Laboratory Supervisor Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Successful completion of CAHEA or NAACLS accredited Medical Technology program or BS from accredited institution with major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science and ASCP technologist generalist or categorical certification or equivalent certification; or equivalent education and experience per CLIA and TN Medical Laboratory Board (1200-06-01-.22)for personnel performing high complexity testing.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.


  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: PMI VPLS 104505

Title: Manager of Diagnostic Labs-VPLS

Location: TN-Franklin-Edward Curd Lane (ECL/Medcore)

Requisition ID: 1807972

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