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Director of Lab

N/A, AZ, USA | HCN Healthcare

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Administers the overall operation and oversight of the Laboratory Department, ensuring the performance of the department and personnel is consistent with quality patient care.

Formulates and implements strategic long-range plans for improvement, expansion and diversification of laboratory services.

Initiates and implements lab-wide policies with incorporating current relevant technical changes in the field.

Completes projects in order to meet goals for completion of projects relating to the department’s strategic plan.

Ensures compliance with requirements of regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies, hospital policies, and laboratory policies and procedures.

Prepares for the accreditation process, demonstrating support for policies and ensuring staff orientation to and adherence with requirements.

Ensures staff is qualified and competent through the development and implementation of lab competency and education guidelines.

Hires qualified candidates; monitors competency and addresses training needs, providing timely and effective evaluations; provides continuing education in accordance with established departmental standards; and take appropriate and timely corrective actions for infractions of staff supervised.

Formulates and ensures implementation of laboratory continuous quality improvement program in collaboration with lab staff.

Provides appropriate leadership and supervision to staff and promotes an environment in which staff can work effectively and cooperatively.

Communicates appropriate departmental, as well as organization, information to staff through monthly department staff meetings, sharing administration memos when appropriate, inter-office memos/communications, etc.

Acts as liaison between the departments and other hospital employees, patients, families, visitors and physicians as appropriate, ensuring that assistance provided is appropriate, helpful and reflects the mission and culture of the hospital.

Participates on various relevant committees as requested, or as appropriate to meet the needs, mission and organizational plans of the hospital.

Prepares and manages fiscal budget and other department records, reports and statics, ensuring all paperwork is accurate, thorough and timely in accordance with established practice guidelines.

Preform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions


Five years as a Medical Technologist experience in an accredited laboratory with two years supervisory experience

Must have experience with regulatory and accreditation of laboratory operations, preferably CLIA, CAP, AABB and JC.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry

Maintain current registration from the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or Medical Technologist (MT) or equivalent.

BLS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

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