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Assistant Lab Director of Toxicology
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15745

Lighthouse Lab Services is excited to be representing a growing independant reference laboratory in Atlanta, GA! This client is looking for a Assistant Laboratory Director of Toxicology to add to their friendly team. 

Position Summary

Client is seeking an Assistant Laboratory Director with a background in Toxicology/Chemistry to establish and maintain the organization’s vision, strategy, and compliance for our laboratory department. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising all aspects of a specific location laboratory or laboratory department, in support of the clinical staff in caring for our patients by providing high-value laboratory services that maximize the effectiveness of  Clients’ overall program. Under the direction of the Laboratory Director of Operations: Provide day-to-day supervision of the lab staff and of test results; Be responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and reporting of test results.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct operations in the Laboratory department or location(s) to ensure accurate, high-quality, appropriate, cost-effective, and timely service-oriented test results to providers and patients. Be responsible for day-to-day supervision and oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel: Assure that tests are performed properly, and results are verified before release; formulate, maintain and review departmental procedures; coordinate the distribution and participation of proficiency testing, review results, take appropriate corrective action; maintain and monitor quality control programs; initiate and coordinate department and quality assurance plans. coordinate the preparation for all accreditation inspections, facilitate the inspection process, formulate corrective action as necessary; coordinate departmental equipment maintenance. Provide on-site supervision when high complexity testing is performed by individuals as specified in the CLIA regulation. Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications as directed by the Director of Laboratory Operations to ensure that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning. Monitor and assess pre-analytical and post-analytical systems and correct identified problems.
  • Select, develop and retain competent professional satisfied staff: Recruit, interview, select, orient, provide training, coach, evaluate performance, recognize achievements; initiate, implement and document all department continuing education events; counsel, discipline and terminate in accordance with state and Federal law; EEO guidelines and organizational policies. Effectively schedule staff to meet service needs. Provide development opportunities to staff by delegating responsibilities, assigning projects, and providing educational opportunities. Coordinate and monitor on-site training and evaluation of MLT..
  • Interact with department staff, with other Healthcare professionals, and with other departments inside and outside the organization: Represent department and address issues through committee or task force meetings; act as the liaison between management and staff, assist the staff in team building and participate in team building with own peer group; obtain information or services from vendors, consult with medical personnel regarding patient testing; work with other departments to resolve problems; collaborate with the director(s), if appropriate and applicable, to resolve and respond to all concerns/complaints.
  • Develop and administer the department budget: Analyze factors contributing to financial operations; collaborate with the director(s) when applicable, to identify department needs; formulate operational budget; present justification for non-standard requests, maintain and monitor all financial reports; interpret variances; initiate adjustments, approve all purchases consistent with approved operating budgets and signature authority. research modern cost-effective options, motivate employees to seek practical approaches to their work; collaborate with purchasing agents to arrange bids, contracts, and discounts; inventory supplies and record usage and costs to prepare a semi-annual report for test cost analysis. Coordinate interregional referral work done in the department as applicable to generate revenue.
  • Develop and implement department/location short and long-term plans: Collaborate with Director(s)/Manager to determine department needs; develop or assist with plans for procurement of new equipment/space, coordinate the implementation of such; research current trends and cost-effective options; initiate capital equipment requests; participate in capital equipment and process meetings if applicable; propose renovation projects; participate in lab expansion or remodel project planning and manage implementation; establish and coordinate the plans for training/in-servicing/retraining.
  • Provide a safe work environment for employees and patients: Act to protect the safety of staff and patients by providing safety services or information to staff by monitoring the department environment for safety hazards and by ensuring the department is in compliance with regulations for Hazard Communications, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, and other organizational and department safety policies.
  • Serve as a technical resource for the department. be accessible to laboratory personnel at all times high complexity testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by either the Laboratory Director of Operations. MAINTAIN proficiency by attending continuing education and service activities. Perform bench duties of laboratory staff under your supervision as necessary.

Basic Qualifications:


•  Minimum five (5) years as a Clinical Toxicology Supervisor
•  Extensive knowledge of CLIA regulations as well as experience in Administration


•  Bachelor's degree in medical technology, cytology or related science.
•  License, Certification, Registration


Preferred Qualifications:

•  Minimum five (5) years of supervisory experience.

•  Previous experience managing five or more direct reports

•  Working knowledge of State, Federal or other regulatory laboratory requirements.

•  Basic budgeting knowledge.

•  Principles of supervision and management.

•  Knowledge of automated lab systems and computers.

•  Basic computer skills.

•  Excellent organization and prioritization skills.

•  Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.

•  Demonstrated flexibility.

•  Excellent conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Employee Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision/PTO/ 401K 

About Us: 

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 18 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

#MTP Job ID: 15745

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