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Laboratory Director

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Chanute, Kansas, KS
Job Type
Direct Hire
Feb 27, 2017
Job ID
Laboratory Director
Geographic Location: southeast Kansas

1)  How many FTE's in laboratory department?  8.75 budgeted FTE’s

2)  Will the Laboratory Director "work a bench" or is this mainly an administrative position/supervisory role?  Primarily will be an administrative position.  However, there will be times when it may be necessary to work the bench – i.e., call-ins for illness, emergency situations, etc.

3)  Who will the Laboratory Director report to?  Reports to the CEO

4)  Can you tell me the approximate volume of your laboratory?  (Is it a busy lab)?  Approximately 86,700 billables annually

5)  Salary range of Laboratory Director position?  Depends Upon Experience

  • Ensures that delivery of service is produced in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.
  • Ensures standards for test and treatment quality, equipment and personnel performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize quality.
  • Ensures fixed assets are preserved. Initiates recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to facility property.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on operating costs within functional areas. Makes recommendations and implements solutions to cost containment issues.
  • Ensures orders are produced and followed according to specifications and quality standards are met.
  • Addresses issues related to safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, training, etc. Adheres to company policy and administers practices in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Develops and manages budget. Controls expenses effectively.
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
  • Participates in hospital-wide quality assurance program.
  • Ensures policies and procedures are in place and appropriately utilized to maintain department accreditations, CLIA, Blood Bank, etc.
  • Plans and coordinates daily activities for department personnel to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Completes timecards for payroll and productivity reports.
  • Reports medical errors in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Identifies equipment deficiencies and applies corrective action.
  • Maintains documented proficiencies of department employees.
  • Assists when needed to prevent excessive workload and to assist in staffing during employee absences.
  • Maintains current knowledge of state, federal and local regulations that could affect the operations of the department and the hospital.
  • Coordinates and integrates services within the department and with other departments.
  • Provides orientation, inservice education and continuing education for all persons in the department.
  • Ensures the safety and comfort of the patients and the health and safety of employees.
  • Facilitates department meetings and ensures written minutes are available and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Establishes and maintains a system of administrative records and reports as required.

Qualifications B.S. in Medical Technology required, Advanced Degree preferred Must meet supervisory qualifications for ASCP Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience and 2-3 years management experience. Knowledge of laboratory systems

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's