Lab Director Job Opening in North Carolina

A large hospital near Charlotte, NC, has a need for a Laboratory Director for Core Lab to join their team.  They are looking for someone who has a combination of hospital based and commercial lab experience.  Experience in working in a Lean environment with a focus on continuous improvement is required. Someone who is dynamic with a high energy level.  A strong customer focus, visible, can be flexible is a must as well.  The Director will be overseeing 130 FTEs.  The core lab is a free standing operation, not within a hospital.

Job Summary

  • The Director Lab/Core Lab controls general management of the Core Laboratory including planning, budgeting and evaluation of the department services.
  • The Core Laboratory is a 28,000 sq/ft facility which opened in July 2015.
  • The facility was designed and built with a Lean perspective using the Toyota model.
  • Functional areas of responsibility include: Chemistry, Hematology (Beckman Coulter automation), Specimen Management, Microbiology, Molecular, Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics and HLA testing.
  • In addition to handling high volume outpatient testing, the core lab serves as a reference laboratory to the Atrium Health system.

Essential Functions

  • Collects, generates, analyzes, and distributes statistical reports as required.
  • Develops a long-range operational plan relative to services, programs, capital, and human resources planning and annual capital equipment and replacement plans.
  • Develops and operates within the annual department budget and justifies monthly variances.
  • Follows up on error correction and establishes corrective action to address identified problems.
  • Establishes changes for services.
  • Regulates the lab compliance program and monitors for effectiveness and improves the assigned laboratories as needed and possible.
  • Accesses, maintains and improves the proficiency of supervised persons by continuing instruction. Oversees that new personnel and students are properly trained.
  • Maintains, improves and continually checks the accuracy of test methods and instruments in the assigned laboratories.
  • Communicates to Leadership deficiencies in the assigned laboratories, progress of test development, and all the unusual occurrences which may require the attention of Leadership.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of materials in the assigned laboratories. Evaluates new procedures and equipment.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • ASCP (Med Tech) certification may be required.
  • 5 years experience in medical laboratory required.
  • Minimum of 2 years management experience to include personnel, financial, regulatory, and information system expertise required.
  • Advanced degree or training in management preferred.

Competitive Salary Range!

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Tina Roberts
Executive & Management Recruitment Services
(415) 770-1200 – call/text

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