The Laboratory Manager is responsible for performing management activities of the Laboratory Department. Maintains adequate communication between the Medical Staff, Administration, Nursing Service and other Departments. Maintains an adequate staff to perform the necessary tests as ordered by physicians. Hires qualified personnel after references are checked. Maintains adequate supplies for testing in an economical manner and keeps up with current methodologies. Keeps current procedure manuals, checks quality control and Proficiency Testings as required by State Licensure and JCAHO. Assists in Budget preparation and purchasing equipment after evaluation. Performs phlebotomy procedures on all ages of patients.