Kootenai Health, located in Coeur d'Alene, ID, is hiring aDirector of Laboratory Services!
If you are passionate about Laboratory Services and thrive on building service lines, optimizing programs, implementing new technologies, engaging in outpatient outreach, and mentoring great employees to achieve their goals, Kootenai Health has the perfect position for you! We are seeking an exceptional Director of Laboratory Services!
As the Director of Laboratory Services, you will:
Be responsible for Laboratory Services (Microbiology, Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Anatomical Pathology, Point of Care, Phlebotomy)
Lead strategic growth of the lab as Kootenai Health adds new regional partners, reference lab accounts and new outreach services
Implement new Epic Beaker LIS and Heamonetic Blood Bank IS as the organization moves to the Epic electronic health record in 18-24 months
Serve as the primary lab leader/contact for two Critical Access Hospitals
Manage the Cooperative Testing Agreement with LabCorp with plans for insourcing of Kootenai Clinic (220+ providers) lab testing
Build and maintain a relationship with Mayo Medical Labs for advanced reference and esoteric testing
Direct continued regional growth with opportunities to add additional hospitals as reference lab clients
Function as a facilitator and change agent
Kootenai Health has a lot to offer you, including:
Expanding Laboratory Services department with room for future career development and continuous learning opportunities
Lab accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Robust, multi-room hi-fidelity simulation lab
Magnet Status - Kootenai has maintained MagnetTM status since 2006. This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence!
Level II Trauma Center- Kootenai Health has achieved a Level II Trauma designation, verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Mayo Clinic Care Network- Kootenai Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (MCCN). As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Kootenai Health staff have access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise.
Gallup Great Workplace Award - This award recognizes companies for their extraordinary ability to build an engaged workplace culture.
Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. The organization provides a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital. Kootenai Health is accredited by DNV, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and holds Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community. We offer an excellent tuition reimbursement program, wellness program, and on-going educational classes to all of our employees. If you want to love where you work and live, check out Kootenai Health. As your next employer, we are excited to offer you:
100% employer-paid health insurance premiums
Access to tuition reimbursement and certification and conference support
457 investment plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on years of service and a defined contribution account which puts 2% of annual income into a retirement account
Employee child daycare - within walking distance
Robust and incentive-driven Wellness Plans
Full-spectrum employee reward, recognition, and retention programs, including outstanding employee development, training, and educational opportunities
Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
MLS- Medical Laboratory Scientist degree preferred
Bachelor’s degree required
7-10 years in Laboratory Leadership role
Experience with regional laboratory services and scope (hospital, reference, outreach, outpatient lab testing at multiple sites/locations)
Experience with EPIC Beaker or other significant LIS (laboratory information system) deployment and functionality
Current and progressive with today's laboratory standards, best practices, quality and safety imperatives
Ability to positively impact culture within the laboratory staff and across the organization
Kootenai Health will ensure your success by providing you a robust orientation program, access to Organizational Development, and co-workers who are knowledgeable and invested in your success.
Internal Number: 28394
About Kootenai Health
Kootenai Health provides comprehensive medical services to patients in northern Idaho and throughout the Inland Northwest. Its main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital.
Kootenai is accredited by DNV and holds Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. It has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace and as a No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. It is regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to its community.