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Director of Laboratory Operations

King of Prussia, PA · Job ID: 9895 · · Industry: Laboratory Management

Are you the type of person that enjoys the occasional meandering into the hustle and bustle of a big, metropolitan city, but ultimately want to live someplace a bit quieter? How does the prospect of having a sprawling National Historical Park (Village Forge, to be exact) right down the street? Or maybe, you're a Laboratory Director who needs a change of environment; no matter your reasons, do I have an exciting opportunity for you! 

Lighthouse Lab Services is representing a growing Independent Reference Lab near King of Prussia, PA who is looking for a Laboratory Manager to lead the fray in all things Operational. If this sounds like you, then keep on reading! 

Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

-Plans, assigns, and directs work in the laboratory.  Serves as liaison with other areas as needed.

-Mentors and supports direct reports, i.e. Medical Technologists and Laboratory Informatics Specialists, in their responsibilities and functions, ensuring they receive proper training and development.  Identifies and implements training programs as necessary.

-Defines, coordinates, and monitors quality assurance programs and supervises activities of Quality Control.  Ensures quality control and compliance procedures are followed and QC reports are up to date.  Oversees plans and preparations for inspections.

-Oversees staffing of all personnel in the laboratory.  Effectively maintains quality staffing by interviewing, hiring, training and providing staff development through performance evaluation and performance management.

-Identifies future needs in terms of staff, equipment, and facilities.  Submits appropriate documentation for procurement of such.

-Reviews test performance, drives process and project management, and prepares and submits required reports to meet established deadlines.

-Manages test database.  Ensures departmental standard operating procedures and database accurately reflects the current process.

-Coordinates Research & Development activities as it relates to operations and actively participates on subspecialty committees, corporate committees, and business unit committees as needed.

-Develops annual budget and manages department costs and resources to adhere to the budget.

-Resolves problems through interaction with clients via phone calls or other means of communication.

-Defines, coordinates and monitors safety programs. Ensures safety regulatory standards and safety procedures are followed. Oversees, plans, and prepares for inspections.

-Oversees Proficiency Testing.

-Performs pre-inspection consultation.

-Provides remediation assistance.

-Provides employee training and evaluates competencies.

-Conducts mock inspections.

-Regulates Medical Waste.

-Provides order entry and specimen submission training.

-Explains, trains on, and monitors Quality Control.

-Serve on test utilization and standardization committee.

-Performs all other related duties as required.

Basic Preferred Profile: 

-Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, Health Sciences or related Required. 
-Master's in Health Administration is preferred. 
-5+ Years of Clinical Laboratory Experience Required, preferably in Microbiology. 
-2+ Years of  Laboratory Supervisory/Management Experience Required. 
-Working Knowledge of the principles and techniques in Microbiology preferred but not required. 
-Prior Experience overseeing Anatomic Pathology Preferred.

Salary and Benefits: 

-Competitive Salary (Depending on Experience)
-Full Benefits
-Relocation Assistance available on a case by case basis. 

If you fit the above profile, we'd love to hear from you!

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 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

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