Hospital Laboratory Director, VA in Roanoke, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    1906 Belleview Avenue Southeast
    Roanoke, VA
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2022
  • Function
    Operations
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
    On-site
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift
    Day

Job Description

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 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 (Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Quest Diagnostics). 
  • 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 Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 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.   

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. 

EDUCATION
Master’s Degree prefered. Bachelors Degree required. 

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