Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Medical Director
Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Medical Director - Physician M.D/D.O. - Twinsburg, OH
AmeriPath is a leading national provider of anatomic pathology, molecular diagnostic and healthcare information services for the detection, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cancer and other medical conditions. AmeriPath has over 400 highly trained, board-certified pathologists and Ph.D. level scientists providing services to physicians, hospitals, clinical laboratories and ambulatory surgery centers across the United States.
Our AmeriPath Cleveland Lab in Twinsburg, OH is seeking a full time AP/CP Boarded Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Medical Director. Case mix includes general surgical pathology (no bone marrows) with high volumes in GI, GU, Women’s Health, and non-GYN cytology.
- Provide advice to referring health care providers regarding the significance of laboratory findingsand ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for the interpretation of laboratory data;
- Maintain an effective working relationship with applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies, administrative officials, and the medical community,
- Define, implement and monitor standards of performance for the laboratory and for other ancillary laboratory testing programs in conformance with the department's clinical laboratory standards of practice;
- Monitor all work performed in the laboratory to ensure that medically reliable data are generated;
- Assure that the laboratory participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of services rendered, within the context of a quality management system, regardless of where the testing is performed;
- Ensure that sufficient qualified personnel are employed with documented training and/or experience to supervise and perform the work of the laboratory;
- Ensure that policies and procedures are established for monitoring staff to assess competency and, whenever necessary, to provide remedial training to improve skills;
- Specify in writing the responsibilities and duties of all laboratory personnel;
- Provide continuing education to laboratory staff;
- Ensure that a current and complete procedure manual is available to all personnel;
- Set goals, develop and allocate resources within the laboratory;
- Provide effective administrative direction of the laboratory, in conjunction with the individual(s) responsible for financial management of the laboratory, to ensure adequate resources are available to operate the laboratory in a manner consistent with all state and federal requirements.
- Select all reference laboratories for services not offered by the laboratory;
- Promote a safe laboratory environment for personnel and the public. Partner with Environmental Health and safety (EHS) to ensure a safe laboratory environment in compliance with good practice and applicable laws/regulations. Participate in safety meetings and understand/respond to OSHA reportable incidents. Investigate employee exposure cases with oversight of the final write-up. Assess the effectiveness of the safety program
- Ensure that the laboratory, when applicable, is enrolled in a proficiency testing program acceptable to the department for the testing performed and that the laboratory adheres to the proficiency testing program's administrative and technical requirements
- Provide consultations about Medical significance, Interpretation, and Correlation of Data to contribute toward Patient Care (diagnosis and patient management). Remain current with medical literature sufficient to provide quality patient care. Be a medical resource for discussion with internal/external contacts.
- Develop rapport with clients by phone and/or face-to-face meetings to improve customer satisfaction and convey Quest Diagnostics' Values, Vision and Mission. Build strategic relationships with the Directors of key departments, including but not limited to: Operations, Sales, Legal, Compliance, Client Services, Specimen Processing and Safety.
- Ensure that appropriate, timely laboratory facility audits occur to ensure optimal quality systems.
- Research and Development Responsibilities - If appropriate, plan and direct research and development appropriate to the facility. Plan/develop/direct the correct experimental design for problem solving. Become involved with BPT development, testing and validation of a new assay/service.
- Fulfill the Laboratory Director responsibilities as listed in CLIA and other responsibilities required by applicable state laws/regulations.
Must fulfill CLIA/CAP and NYSDOH requirements below:
- CLIA/CAP requirements: MD,DO, or DPM licensed to practice (if required) in the jurisdiction where the laboratory is located, and have one of the following:
- Certification in anatomic or clinical pathology, or both by the American Board of Pathology or American Osteopathic Board of Pathology, or possess qualifications equivalent to those required for certification; or
- Have at least one year of laboratory training during residency/fellowship; or
iii. Have at least two years of experience supervising high complexity testing;
- NYSDOH requirements: As required in New York State Public Health Law, all individuals designated as laboratory directors or assistant directors at a clinical laboratory or blood bank holding or applying for a New York State clinical laboratory permit must hold a Certificate of Qualification in the required category(ies).
- The minimum education required to obtain a Certificate of Qualification is an M.D., D.O., or D.D.S. degree, or an earned doctoral degree (e.g., D., Sc.D.) in a relevant chemical, physical, or biological science major from an accredited institution. All medical schools, colleges and universities attended must be indicated in the application.
- Physicians and must be currently registered in New York State and/or the state in which they practice, and must provide a copy of their license and current registration.
III. For individuals educated in a college or university located outside the United States, a credentials equivalency evaluation by an approved agency is required. The Department will accept credential equivalency evaluations from any of the organizations listed as members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. Evaluations are valid only if received in a sealed envelope or directly from the evaluating agency.
- Proven industry experience with a minimum of 5 years of experience in practice.
- Some supervisory experience and managing other pathologists in preferred.
- Must have experience and superior knowledge in both Clinical Pathology and Anatomical Pathology disciplines and have the ability to interact with outside physicians in both arenas.
- Experience in handling regulatory issues, e.g. CAP, NYS, Public Health Reporting, and in handling client interactions.
- Board Certification in a specialty or subspecialty area pertinent to position.
- Successful Credentialing and Privileging.
- Previous experience in personnel management is preferred.
AmeriPath, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes paid time off, Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, Life and AD&D, STD, LTD, supplemental benefits and 401(K) with company contribution. AmeriPath, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
The AmeriPath Cleveland is a free-standing laboratory located in the greater Cleveland Metropolitan area right off the highway in Twinsburg, OH. The region boasts a beautiful national park and nationally recognized Metro-park system, reasonable cost of living, outstanding public/private schools, universities and multiple nationally recognized companies that are leaders in business and industry. There is a great culinary scene, entertainment options with professional sports teams, world renowned cultural institutions, and a thriving theater district.
If you would like to learn more about our company, please visitwww.ameripath.com.
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