A full-time Pathologist is sought in Tulsa, OK to serve as Medical Director for an existing independent reference lab conducting testing in all modalities, including: chemistry, immunology, serology, molecular, HIV, sickle cell, flow cytometry, microbiology, and some anatomic pathology. This lab is currently working with Pathologists part-time but is now ready to bring this role in-house full-time and is looking for a generalist-trained Pathologist to lead their team moving forward.

This lab is a national facility servicing all 50 states and is a governmental entity in that they are independently awarded contracts to test specimens that they receive daily from the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and National Guard. They run approximately 300,000-400,000 analytes every few weeks.

An MD or DO degree is required to apply for this position, as well as board certification from the American Board of Pathology in both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology; an active Oklahoma state medical license is also required.

Salary: $250,0000/annually plus full benefits


The Laboratory Director is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the lab and must ensure the competency of all laboratory personnel. Specific Lab Director responsibilities are listed below, and this individual will also be tasked with providing leadership to the lab and team as a whole from both a business and operations perspective. 

– Verify that all delegated duties are properly performed. 

– Must be accessible to the laboratory to provide onsite, telephone, or electronic consultation as needed.

– May direct no more than five labs. 

– Ensure that the physical plant and environmental conditions are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment, free of physical, chemical, and biological hazards. 

– Ensure testing systems provide quality laboratory services across the path of work-flow (for all phases of testing: pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases). 

– Ensure test methods selected have the capability of providing quality results. 

– Ensure verification procedures are adequate to determine accuracy, precision, and other pertinent performance characteristics of the method. 

– Ensure that test result reports include pertinent information required for interpretation. 

– Ensure that consultation is available to the laboratory’s clients on matters relating to the quality of the test results reported and their interpretation concerning specific patient conditions. 

– Ensure that an approved procedure manual is available to all personnel. 

– Ensure that laboratory personnel are performing the test methods as required to obtain accurate and reliable results. 

– Employ a sufficient number of laboratory personnel with appropriate education, experience and/or training to provide appropriate consultation, properly supervise, and accurately perform tests and report test results. 

– Ensure that all personnel have the appropriate education and experience prior to testing patient specimens; receive appropriate training for the type and complexity of services offered; and have demonstrated that they can perform all testing operations reliably to provide and report accurate results.

– Ensure that policies and procedures are established for monitoring individuals who conduct pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing to verify that they maintain competency: To process specimens, Perform test procedures, Report test results promptly and proficiently, and whenever necessary, Identify remedial training and/or continuing education needs to improve skills. 

– Have a written list of responsibilities of each individual in the laboratory that specifies: 1) the level of activity each is authorized to perform, 2) whether supervision is required for specimen processing, test performance or results reporting, and 3) whether consultant or director review is required prior to reporting patient test results. 

– Ensure that a general supervisor provides on-site supervision of certain testing personnel who perform high complexity testing. 

– Ensure that the laboratory is enrolled in an approved proficiency testing (PT) program. 

– Ensure that PT samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples. 

– Ensure that PT samples are tested in compliance with regulations that prohibit referral of specimens and sharing of or communication about results. 

– Ensure that PT results are returned on time to the PT program. 

– Ensure that PT results are reviewed by the appropriate staff, and the corrective action plan is followed when PT results are found to be unsatisfactory. 

– Ensure that quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to identify failures in quality as they occur. 

– Ensure the establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system. 

– Ensure that corrective actions are taken and documented, whenever significant deviations from the laboratory’s established performance characteristics are identified, and patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly. 



-An MD or DO degree is required.

-Must be certified in Clinical AND Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABP).

-Must hold an active and unrestricted Oklahoma medical license.

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 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. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.


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