Director of Clinical Laboratory

    April 12, 2022
    Hickory, North Carolina
    Job Type
    North Carolina


    We are in search of a Director of Clinical Lab for Hickory NC.


    $84,000.00 to $125,000.00





    Bachelors Degree required

    5 years Lab experience (preferably in an acute setting)

    ASCP Certification required (within 6 months of hire or transfer into position)


    Masters Degree in related field Preferred

    Minimum 3 years management experience preferred

    Job Summary

    Directs the department's activities and resources to achieve departmental and organizational objectives. Manages staff in a way to produce a positive culture and work environment. Ensures that all proper regulatory compliance is being met within the department. Effectively works with other departments to achieve organizational success.

    Essential Functions

    Develops and implements departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the clinical,

    administrative, legal, and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.

    Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including patient care delivery, information technologies, billing and CDM maintenance, service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control objectives.

    Plans and monitors staffing activities, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions, scheduling, competency assessments and continuing education initiatives.

    Interacts with senior leadership to prepare, monitor, and evaluate departmental budget and ensures that the department operates in compliance with allocated funding. Coordinates and directs internal/external audits.

    Creates and fosters an environment that encourages professional growth. Coordinates training of phlebotomy and lab technician interns from affiliated educational institutions.

    Integrates evidence-based practices into operations and clinical protocols.

    Planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Laboratory Department.

    Uses knowledge of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests performed in the laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

    Ensure that services are of the best quality, are cost contained and are carried out in an expeditious, timely manner.

    Recognize results or problems that require referral to the Pathologist, assuring competency of all personnel, formulating the budget for the department, maintaining performance improvement activities within the department and participating in QA activities and maintaining efficient and effective departmental operations in compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory law, standards and protocols, in particular to maintain compliance with federal CLIA regulations.

    Performs or delegates the duties of the various lab personnel in their absence.

    Performs annual Proficiency Testing Review and Joint Commission FSA to ensure perpetual readiness.

    Coordinates the ordering of supplies and approves all purchase requests. Effectively evaluates new equipment needs, gathers information, quotes and coordinates purchase as well as preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment, interfaces; responsible for lab contracts for equipment and services.

    Maintains, evaluates and updates as needed the Laboratory Chargemaster (CDM) for both in-house testing and testing sent to Reference Labs at least annually. Evaluates CPT/HCPCS coding changes annually so as to keep CDM current up to date.

    Minimum Education

    Bachelor's Degree required

    Master's Degree in related field preferred


    ASCP Certification required (within 6 months of hire or transfer into position)

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 5 years Lab experience (preferably in an acute setting).

    Minimum 3 years management experience preferred.


    Interview Steps


    Interview with COO

    Company Culture & Perks


    Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations.

    Benefits - Wide range of benefits options!

    Here at Frye, you choose your own Medical, Dental, and Vision plans from a variety of competitive options that give you the coverage that best fits your needs.


    401(K) retirement plan contributions

    Generous Paid Time Off

    Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

    Prescription Assistance with OptumRx

    Income protection programs for the entire family such as life insurance, Short/Long-term Disability, and Identity Theft.

    Employee Assistance program at no cost to you to provide emotional, legal, financial, and daily life support for your entire household. Services are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week.

    Free travel and entertainment discount program to ensure you enjoy your time away from work.

    Vitality Employee Wellness Plan allows you to take up to 30% off of your bi-weekly health insurance premiums. You also accrue points which allows you to buy merchandise or gift cards at no cost to you.

    Why join our team?

    Our client employs more than 1500 professional and clinical staff. Their medical center is a 355-bed acute care facility which offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care.They are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet the healthcare needs of their community.











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