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Lab Director

Graves Gilbert Clinic   Bowling Green, KY   Full-time     Science
Posted on June 19, 2022
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Lab Director

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Description

The Laboratory Director facilitates the oversight of all laboratory functions and personnel, including satellite lab locations.  Works closely with Laboratory Managers and support staff.

Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Technical Consulting for scientific oversight of the main laboratory and all satellite offices
2. Overseeing the Proficiency program and corrective action/ documentation
3. Evaluating the competency of all testing personnel and assuring that the staff maintain competency to perform test procedures while reporting test results promptly, accurately, and proficiently. The procedure for evaluation of staff competency must include but not limited to direct observations of routine patient test performance, including patient preparation, if applicable, specimen handling, processing, and testing
4. The technical consultant is responsible for selection of test methodology appropriate for clinical use of test results; verification of the test procedures performed and the establishment of the laboratory’s test performance characteristics, including the precision and accuracy of each test and test system;
5. Oversee the linearity validation of each procedure required
6. Establish a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed and establishing the parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial receipt of the specimen, through sample analysis and reporting of test results
7. Resolving technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
8. Work with Orchard to establish new tests, troubleshooting Orchard, monitoring the recording, and reporting of test results. Sending charges to the clinic billing system. Understand how the Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management systems work with together with Orchard
9. Oversees the satellite offices and employees while working with the Satellite Coordinator and the Practice Managers at each site
10. Review the intermediate test results or worksheets, quality control records, proficiency testing results, and preventive maintenance records
11. Working with Human Resources to interview and hire lab personnel
12. May be a Laboratory Director of Moderate complexity satellite offices
13. Establishing new instruments and writing procedures
14. Evaluating instrument needs and making recommendations to the appropriate committees
15. Handling all patient complaints pertaining to the lab.
16. Departments within the Laboratory include Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Allergy testing, Autoimmune testing, Cepheid, Reference area, Phlebotomy and reception desk.
17. Attending all appropriate administration meetings
18. Maintaining certifications with CLIA and State requirements while ensuring documentation is appropriately and conveniently filed for inspection purposes; meeting with the inspector/s during inspection at each high and moderate complexity lab. Maintaining updated requirements for all inspections
19. Working alongside the Business Office to resolve billing issues pertaining to the lab; may include insurance-related, ICD-10 code, or incorrect test orders
20. Uploading of ICD-10 codes quarterly to Orchard
21. Handling payroll of lab employees
22. Ensuring proper coverage for staff outages (P.T.O., leaves of absence)
23. Scheduling appropriately for monthly and weekly staffing needs
24. Implementing Orchard interfaces for instruments and/or reference labs

Other duties as necessary/ assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

Skills

 

Preferred

Written Communication
Advanced
Training Others
Advanced
Time-Management
Advanced
Telephone Etiquette
Advanced
Teamwork Ability
Advanced
Sterilization Technique
Advanced
Scheduling
Advanced
Reliable Transportation
Advanced
Problem-Solving
Advanced
Phlebotomy
Advanced
Patient Care
Advanced
Organizational
Advanced
Oral Communication
Advanced
Multi-Tasking
Advanced
Medical Office
Advanced
Management
Advanced
Interpersonal
Advanced
HIPPA
Advanced
Electronic Medical Record
Advanced
Documentation
Advanced
Customer Service
Advanced
Computer
Advanced
Bloodboorne Pathogen
Advanced
Attention to Detail
Advanced
Analytical
Advanced
Advanced Technology
Advanced
Accuracy
Advanced

Behaviors

 

Preferred

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

 

Preferred

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

 

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Other or related field.

Experience

 

Preferred

Must have direct experience working with CLIA and proven ability in all aspects of medical laboratory inspection.

Must hold current/active credentials in Medical Laboratory Science; bachelors degree required.

5+ years of experience in laboratory management involving all aspects of medical laboratory services.

Licenses & Certifications

 

Preferred

CERT MEDICAL TECH