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Laboratory Director
Ref No.: 19-00713
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
The selected candidate will be responsible for;

Management
  • Concurrently monitor employee and departmental performance to ensure adherence to policies and procedures, timelines and regulatory requirements
  • Review all departmental policies and procedures at least annually and revises, as needed. Develops, implements and monitors new policies and procedures as needed
  • Ensure that department employees attend all mandatory departmental in-services and staff meetings
Quality Improvement Functions
  • Develop monitoring systems for the collection, documentation and reporting of quality assessment and improvement data; extracts pertinent information from quality assessment and improvement studies, initiates corrective action plans, and re-monitors results
  • Evaluate existing systems and processes and develops corrective action plans for service/quality trends identified Initiates changes and monitors for improvement
  • Ensure that departments proactively respond to feedback from customers (internal and external) and implements improvement mechanisms to enhance the overall ability of the department to meet the customer's needs for laboratory services
Fiscal Functions
  • Concurrently monitor resource utilization, including payroll, supplies and expenses, client volume and revenue variation reports, outpatient volume reports, mileage and expense logs; participates in MOR. Takes action immediately, as needed, to rectify problems
  • Be responsible to ensure the weekly and monthly corporate key indicators are an accurate measurement of past and current performance for a basis for proactive response to a changing environment
  • Ensure legal and ethical practices are always maintained
  • Prepare and submit capital expenditure requests, department projections and annual budget.
Human Resource Functions
  • Monitor and evaluate the activities of the staff and provides management, coaching, guidance, delegation opportunities, and on-the-job training and re-training as necessary to ensure operational efficiency and adherence to policies and procedures; fosters open communication by offering, encouraging, and accepting suggestions from staff regarding department operations
  • Screen, interview and select qualified individuals for open positions within the department
  • Review all department employee job descriptions at least annually and revises, as needed. Provides employees with a new job description if substantive changes are made
  • Complete and conduct performance evaluations for all staff under direct supervision after three months of employment and annually, in a timely manner
  • Maintain department education files, including new employee orientation checklist, equipment training checklist, mandatory in-service attendance confirmation and continuing education
  • Develop and monitors improvement action plans, as needed, to correct poor job performance
Professional Functions
  • Direct and organize the operations of the hospital rapid-response laboratories through the appropriate delegation of responsibilities and authority and overall direction of the hospital laboratory management team
  • Effectively communicate with personnel at all levels to coordinate efforts meet special needs and address problems or concerns.
  • Work with management team to maintain regular, two-way communications and integration of core laboratory and hospital personnel. Conducts regular Town Hall Meetings at all facilities and is accountable for contributing to quarterly newsletters for personnel.
  • Effectively work with all levels of hospital management and employees to ensure a service delivery system, which sets standards of excellence in terms of quality, response time, and overall user satisfaction.
  • Meet regularly with appropriate counterparts to ensure effective inter-departmental interfaces are established, maintained and enhanced.
  • Continually monitor and stay abreast of legislative and regulatory changes affecting the laboratory industry, and ensures changes are accurately communicated to affected departments and implemented on a timely basis.
  • Investigate, recommend and purchase equipment, supplies and instrumentation appropriate to current and planned future needs.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree Medical Technology, Post Graduate degree preferred
  • A State of Florida Technologist License is required OR the ability to obtain a license during the interview process w/minimum 3 licensures in following specialty areas required, licensure in all preferred:
    • Blood Bank/Immunohematology
    • Chemistry
    • Hematology
    • Histology
    • Microbiology
    • Serology/Immunology
  • More than 5 years of experience at a supervisory level in a clinical laboratory setting required
  • MUST HAVE Previous Director level experience at a Short Term Acute Care facility
  • MUST BE strong in blood banking
  • Must have worked in a high volume/ large facility
  • ASCP is required if out of state