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Director, Hospital Laboratory System

Location: Lewiston
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Director, Hospital Laboratory System in Lewiston, ME at Quest Diagnostics This position provides leadership and directs the training, development and supervision of laboratory personnel; plans and schedules the activities of the laboratory; assumes responsibility for the proper application of policies and procedures; and operates the laboratory on a cost-effective basis. The incumbent is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of all services provided by the laboratories in the Central Maine Health care System under his/her supervision. -

  • Ensures that all testing performed under his/her supervision is according to established, approved procedures and quality control policies. -
  • Performs management tasks, in partnership with applicable centers of excellence, such as: -
    • Interviews, employs, terminates, or makes recommendations with regard to hiring or dismissal. -
    • Plans work schedules and assigns work based on availability of personnel, workload and makes adjustments to ensure continuous operations and productivity levels.
    • Evaluates employee performance, recommends appropriate pay increases, handles grievances and work group performance. -
    • Coaches and counsels staff to assist in their professional development. -
    • Anticipates departmental needs in order to establish both long and short-range goals; provides direction to the employees to ensure implementation of plans and the meeting of goals; and measures compliance in collaboration with administration (CMMC, Quest Diagnostics and Hospital). -
    • Prepares written monthly reports of all laboratory activities and submits to the Director as directed. -
    • Establishes necessary budgetary controls and maintains costs within budgeting constraints. -
    • Supports and complies with all CMMC, Quest Diagnostics and Hospital policies and procedures. Accountable for implementation and employee compliance with policies and procedures. -
    • Implements and coordinates Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) within the hospital. -
    • Makes recommendations for the purchase of capital equipment. -
    • Supports and participates in the hospital's performance improvement process in an effort to continuously improve the quality of patient care. -
    • Investigates and resolves problems; informs Director of all major problems. -
    • Responsible for the maintenance and retention of all documents needed for Federal/State inspections; ensure successful inspections and initiate timely remedial action as appropriate. Ensures that the laboratory maintains certification in all testing areas and retains its license. -
    • Executes Safety and Infectious Control Procedures to ensure patient, staff, and visitor safety. -
    • Promotes mutual respect and professionalism throughout the company and hospital. -
    • Ensures that client inquiries and problems are handled professionally and expeditiously. -
    • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. -Required Work Experience: A proven performance record managing a hospital laboratory, with at least 5 years of management experience. There are 4 Direct reports. -Physical and Mental Requirements: Sitting, standing, walking, and able to operate motor vehicle. -Knowledge:
      • Detailed knowledge of laboratory operations. -
      • Detailed knowledge of and ability to develop laboratory CQI, Quality Management programs. -
      • Detailed knowledge of hospital financial operations as it relates to functioning of clinical laboratories. -
      • Detailed understanding of laboratory and hospital information systems, implementation plans, and interfaces. -Skills:
        • Demonstrated leadership and significant management skill in Laboratory Medicine. -
        • Ability to work with hospital and laboratory personnel in meeting the standards for clinical testing with respect to cost, service, and quality.
        • Ability to lead subordinate staff in the performance of their duties. -
        • Ability to work with the System Laboratory Medical Director.
        • Ability to work with and communicate effectively with physicians, hospital and company leadership, staff and customers. -
          Bachelors Degree required. Master's Degree Preferred. -

          LICENSECERTIFICATIONSMT (ASCP) or equivalent for certification as a general laboratory supervisor under C.L.I.A. 1967(Required)

Keywords: QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC, New England , Director, Hospital Laboratory System, Executive , Lewiston, Northeast

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