Job Opening for a Laboratory Director located in Montana.
- The Director is responsible for the direction and oversight of the daily operations of the Hospital and Outpatient Laboratory Services.
- The Director will provide guidance to laboratory department supervisors in researching and implementing new processes and procedures.
- The Director is responsible for formulating the department budget, facility planning, payroll approval and supply acquisition necessary to maintain workflow.
- The Director is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs and for directing, implementing and reviewing laboratory policies and procedures.
- The Director is responsible for employee selection, performance evaluations and, discipline.
- The Director will provide leadership, judgment and analytical skills in directing laboratory personnel towards completion of assignments and goals.
- Effective communication skills are paramount when interacting with staff and other members of the Clinic health care team.
- The Laboratory Director is responsible for the oversight of the laboratory information system (LIS). An ability to follow a logical, sequential plan of action to minimize computer downtime and user impact is essential.
- The Director is required to maintain system functionality including interfaces, reports, labels, and be a contact point for the LIS vendor if needed.
- Reports to the CFO.
- There are 40 employees with 27.50 FTEs.
- There is an assistant manager and 4 other supervisors – Blood bank, Phleb, Hematology (2).
The Department services the Hospital and out patient facilities.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
- BA/BS Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology or related field along with successful completion of a clinical internship (NCCLS accredited or equivalent)
- 5-10 years of experience as a registered technologist in a CLIA high complexity accredited laboratory with at least five years supervisory experience.
- Advanced knowledge of general laboratory procedures and operations comprising all departments, including automated and manual methodologies
- Advanced knowledge of regulatory agency compliance requirements
- Knowledge of laboratory information system (LIS)
- Knowledge of safety and infection control regulations and policies
- Knowledge of personnel practices
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to integrate knowledge and experience to make informed decision and take appropriate actions
- Ability to organize workload to obtain quality results with optimum productivity
- Ability to communicate effectively with technical, non-technical staff members, clinic departments, and other non-clinic individuals in oral and written formats
- Ability to delegate appropriate tasks and work assignments to appropriate staff members
- MT(ASCP) and Current Montana State CLS Certification
Ideally situated on the high plains along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front Range at the confluence of the Missouri and Sun Rivers. A cost of living below the national average. Pleasant summers with warm, mostly sunny days and cool night. Winters warmer than would be expected due to frequent Chinook winds that bring warm winds from the Pacific coast. A semi-arid climate with rains well-timed for the growing during the summer months. Year-round outdoor recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and golf. Five nearby waterfalls. 2 hours to Glacier National Park. Farmer’s markets, symphonies, concerts in the park and charming small town socials.
Competitive Salary Range!
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