Director of Laboratory

Drew Memorial Health System - Monticello, AR

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, organizing and directing operations of the hospital?s medical laboratory.

Role and Responsibilities

Direct laboratory utilizing tools and resources of the department and effectively support the delivery of high quality patient care.

Operate the laboratory utilizing current CLIA/State regulations required for State Accreditation.

Interact with other departments to resolve problems, introduce new services and provide consultative services as necessary.

Investigate and respond to incident reports, gather data and resolve issues.

Institute specimen handling and laboratory procedures designed to protect laboratory personnel while delivering quality results in a timely fashion.

Complete required continuing education and training, including department specific requirements.

Inform COO/CFO of all laboratory needs and complete annual departmental budget.

Supervise laboratory staff on day to day basis, handle staffing and scheduling of department.

Review all monthly Quality Control reports, Quality Assurance and oversee Proficiency Testing program.Review all Preventative Maintenance on analyzers.

Departmental supply and inventory management to ensure proper and adequate supplies for the laboratory to function efficiently.

Have all monthly records organized and ready for Technical Consultant review.

Oversee Cancer Center laboratory operations and records.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology required.

Minimum six years work experience required. Previous Management/Directing preferred.

Preferred Skills

ASCP Certification

Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, and use of fingers and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs. and push/pull 100-150 lbs. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.

Safety: Incumbent must be attentive at all times to their own personal safety, as well as the safety of patients, their families, visitors and employees of Drew Memorial Hospital. Hazardous and/or potentially hazardous conditions are to be immediately reported to a member of management.