Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.
Located in a town filled with charm and rich in character, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley is an acute care hospital and 21 clinics serving communities from the Mendocino coast to Lake County. In addition to standard acute services, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley has a level IV trauma center, maternity and level II intensive care nursery services, an extensive physical rehabilitation program, outpatient surgery and diagnostic center and an advanced wound care center. Its network of clinics include primary care and specialty care, from internal medicine, gastroenterology and urology to otolaryngology.
Ukiah is situated just two hours north of San Francisco and 45 minutes from the Pacific Coast, Ukiah is also filled with terrific scenery, outdoor activities, and a beautifully restored historic downtown, where freedom of expression is a tradition and a way of life.
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Director of the Laboratory who:
Maintains responsibility for the overall operation and administration of the Laboratory providing medical direction to laboratory staff and coordinating medical services for physicians and patients. Manages the administrative operation of the laboratory. Directs and supervises all clerical and technical laboratory staff. Assists in the development and maintenance of lab policies, procedures and quality control practices and monitors the lab's financial performance. Ensures lab safety and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation agencies. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.
Directs and supervises staff and coordinates department scheduling. Manages hiring, oversees new-hire orientation, facilitates staff training and administers employee evaluations. Identifies staff education and competency needs and oversees training programs on instrumentation, technology and procedure as needed. Represents the laboratory on environment of care safety inspections. Ensures the test methodologies and instrumentation selected have the capability of providing the quality of results required for patient care.
Maintains and reviews lab statistics and trend reports to evaluate, improve and streamline daily operations and workflow. Assists in establishing and revising lab policies, procedures and quality control practices and communicating them to staff and leadership. Develops and oversees employee schedules. Ensures physical plant and environmental conditions of the laboratory are appropriate for the testing performed and provides a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical and biological hazards.
Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring the lab's operating budget. Takes strides to contain costs without sacrificing patient care. Consistently updates hospital management of capital requirements, potential changes in volume and makes plans for adjustments accordingly. Controls budgeted expenses and enhances revenue.
Oversees quality control and ensures compliance with rules, regulations and accreditation requirements of regulatory agencies, including Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission (JC), AABB, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Develops departmental goals and objectives. Develops and implements operational plan to meet department goals and objectives. Consistently contributes to the goals of the hospital through active participation in quality improvement teams and community events.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, biological sciences, chemical sciences or allied health technologies or equivalent: Required
Master's Degree: Preferred
Seven years clinical laboratory experience: Preferred
Five years leadership experience: Preferred
Valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license in state of employment: Required
Current certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency for Labs (NCA): Preferred