The purpose of the Laboratory Director is to lead and streamline the highly specialized and multifaceted operations of the laboratory with the goal of improving integration and ensuring a positive patient experience in order to remain relevant and competitive in the market.
- Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital and public health department.
- Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
- Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
- Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustment.
- Maintains quality results by participating in the hospital quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records.
- Maintains medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
- Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.
- Maintains medical laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
- Maintains medical laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Complies with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs; monitoring outcomes.
- Resolves problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory staff, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; attending committee meetings.
- Bills for services by completing requests for service; monitoring billed units; providing the billing office with service codes.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Bachelor Degree or higher. Current MT/MLT Certification.
Prior laboratory management experience required.
- EMR/EHR Experience
- Chemistry Techniques
- Lab Environment
- Clinical Lab Testing
- Cryogenic Procedures
- Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
- Equipment Calibration
- Biohazard Safety
- Medical Teamwork
- Supply Management