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Hospital Director Laboratory

Palm Desert, California
Job Type
29 Jul 2022

This outstanding Hospital system in the Palm Dessert Area is actively interviewing for a CLS Licensed Director to lead clinical and business operations at an extremely busy Inpatient Laboratory. Join this award winning health system, and play an important part in executive leadership.

This 200+ bed acute care medical center in the Inland Empire seeks an experienced Director of Laboratory to join it's well-regarded and established hospital Allied and Clinical Ancillary Services team. You'll discover a fantastic hospital with numerous awards for both clinical and cultural achievements. From TJC Gold Seals of Approval to Women's Choice Awards, this hospital has a reputation of providing outstanding patient care with cutting-edge techniques.

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Hospital Laboratory Director will have the opportunity to directly affect clinical efficacy and efficiency in a busy department. Supporting the Director is a CLS Laboratory Manager who oversees day-to-day technical operations, as well as two Supervisors who directly lead the 40+ Bench Clinical Lab Scientists, Micro, Chem, and Hematology Specialists, Laboratory Quality Assurance Specialists, and LIS (Lab Information System) Specialists.

Serving as a subject matter expert on all manner of laboratory testing procedures, from medium to high complexity, you will provide guidance and accountability for adherence to CLIA requirements. Some days you will serve your staff as a teacher, other days as a mentor, and others as an expert. A team-based approach to this large, diverse laboratory staff is crucial for guaranteeing continued buy-in, trust, and efficiency from each member. Actively managing the Microbiologists, Hematologists, Cytotechnologists, Histologists, Phlebotomists, Chemists, and various support staff through direct coaching, team and personal development initiatives, and clear performance expectations will help the CLS Lab Director continue the upward trajectory of quality improvement for this lab and for the health care system.

Administratively, the CLS Laboratory Director will apply CLIA and CAP guidelines to ensure the laboratory's compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies for clinical lab testing. You will work to ingrain the lab's test development and validation processes with the same high-quality standards that you'd expect from a respected health system. In addition to actively overseeing and managing the day-to-day financial performance of the laboratory, you will also take a large role in deciding the strategic direction and special project participation of the laboratory. 

The Hospital Laboratory Director will find that Southern California has something for everyone. A short drive west will put you on the beautiful, sunny beaches and warm surf of the Pacific Ocean. Fun weekend getaways like Disneyland, Wild Rivers, and Knott's Berry Farm are waiting around every corner. A huge number of highly-rated grade schools, secondary schools, and colleges make education (and continuing education) easily accessible. Add to this a wealth of national and state parks nearby, and you have a great place to raise a family.

The Director of Laboratory will play a vital role in this well-established, non-profit Hospital and healthcare system. This person will directly develop, support, and promote strategic growth and operational efficiency. For all of this, the Director will receive a great retirement package and generous benefits, as well as a competitive compensation package.

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  • Job Reference: 670764852-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Clinical Management Consultants
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent