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Executive Director, Pathology and Lab
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15679

Lighthouse Lab Services is excited to represent a laboratory in Los Angeles, California that is looking for an Execurive Director of Pathology & Lab to add to their growing team! 

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Vice President, plan and direct the strategic vision of the Pathology and Laboratory services for the
organization. Interface with departments, physicians and staff across various business and clinical units to direct and
facilitate continuous Laboratory services to clinical staff and patients. Responsible for performance improvement initiatives
and always maintaining regulatory compliance with applicable standards and agencies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Consistently demonstrate and foster in others, the principles of continuous process improvement in all areas of responsibility. Promote a service culture and fosters continuous improvement of systems and processes.
  • Promote a culture of "always ready" regarding regulatory requirements. Create an empowering work climate. Inspire collaborative teamwork and problem solving. Effectively communicate values and expectations regarding quality.
  • Exercise leadership and sound decision making in maximizing the use of financial resources. Develop fiscal management capabilities including effective expense reduction, utilization management, budget control and revenue generation.
  • Anticipate and is proactive in identifying, appropriately defining, diagnosing and resolving problems, taking relevant factors and consequences into account.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic and operational plans, programs and policies of client. Develop and implement measurable objectives consistent with the organization's mission, goals and timetables.
  • Anticipate and is flexible and adjust plans to meet changing conditions. Organize work to ensure timely, effective and economic use of resources.
  • Develop ways to measure progress, evaluate results and take corrective action in a timely manner.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of the trends and forces that shape the healthcare delivery system, the provision of care, and other emerging issues in healthcare.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and initiative to effectively lead change efforts to respond to environmental or organizational change.
  • Demonstrate capabilities in cross functional process assessment, problem solving and process improvement.
  • Demonstrate superior interpersonal and communication skills, commensurate presentation skills, in settings raging from one-on-one to large groups.
  • Effectively lead the design and organization of work and allocation of resources to achieve the appropriate staffing levels, mix, and productivity levels.
  • Demonstrate strength in personnel management including demonstrated ability to select, motivate, develop and engage workforce to promote collaborative team efforts to achieve goals.
  • Serve as a catalyst for effective change in the Department to meet the need of the Medical Center.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of Clinical Laboratory compliance and regulations including California Laboratory
  • Filed Services, College of American Pathology, FDA, Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies.
  • Design and conduct need assessments, and design and implementation of new laboratory services.
  • Maintain a robust quality management and process improvement program that serves the patients, physicians, nursing and other teams in the medical center.
  • Coordinate strategic planning to ensure the needs of the Medical Center can be met by Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Preferred Candidate Profile: 

  • Master's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Care Administration, or other related field Required
  • 10+ years of experience directing a Clinical Laboratory in a tertiary Medical Center 
  • Must have previous experience working for an Academic Hospital
  • MUST have California CLS License at start date
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology OR American Association of Clinical Chemists Certifications preferred
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations Required- 2 Initial Shots and Booster 

Shift/ Salary/ Benefits:

  • Monday-Friday 1st shift
  • Extremely competative salary based on experience
  • 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: 15679

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